Qantas 9, the world’s 2nd longest flight and economy travelers worst nightmare. The 17hr and 20min flight from Australia’s most western outpost of Perth to the motherland’s most populous city of London. It surely is one massive treck with 2 sets of flight crew completing a journey that would be described by some people as a “claustrophobic persons worst nightmare”.
Due to the massive amount of time in the air, the University of Sydney and Qantas teamed up to conduct a study on around 1000 people to see how much passengers are being physically active during the flight. One man in business class obviously was extremely comfortable in his 787 Dreamliner bed and recorded zero steps. No getting up for a stretch, no bathroom breaks, no anything. I can bearly sit for 1 hour let alone 17. The equipment used was double checked and wasn’t faulty and was acting like it was built to. The man (who wasn’t named) was either extremely sleepy or just really just didn’t want to get up, either way, it’s one weird yet a somewhat incredible achievement.
The 787’s jet-lag busting cabin with higher humidity obviously is working due to the average amount of jet-lag felt by passengers with the equipment on was rating at just over 2 out of 8. The study is looking at how to beat jet-lag in more ways and bring a new approach to extreme long haul flying
VH-ZND, one of the aircraft that flies the Perth-London route, touching down at Alice Springs Airport, full credit