Sunday, February 25, 2018

Qatar Airways' new plane battles jet lag with ambient light, hospital-grade air filters

A sleek new plane designed with customer comfort in mind hit the skies this weekend.

Qatar Airways unleashed its new A350-1000 with premium airplane upgrades on Saturday between London and Doha, Qatar.

The new aircraft boasts millions of ambient anti-jet lag LED lights, hospital-grade air filters, and the lowest cabin altitude in an airplane on the market, the Daily Mail reports. Cabin altitude is what scientists identify as attributing to jet lag symptoms – feeling of fatigue and shortness of breath – at 6,500 feet. The A35-1000 maintains an altitude of only 6,000 feet.

The plane also claims the quietest twin-aisle cabin, larger overhead bins, higher ceilings and window seats where every seat has a window.

And these perks are just in economy – business class is treated to even swankier digs with the Qsuite seats, which offer the first-ever in-flight double beds for those on long-haul flights who want to recline and take a snooze.

“Qatar Airways always demands the very best for its customers, so it is right that we are the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A350-1000,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker to the Daily Mail.

“This remarkable state-of-the-art aircraft will become a firm part of Qatar Airways fleet and will keep us ahead of the curve, allowing us to continue to offer our passengers outstanding levels of comfort and service,” he added.

Though the passenger-focused flight isn’t just about customer comfort. Fabrice BrĂ©gier of Airbus said the new carrier is fiscally practical, as well.

(Alexandra Deabler - Fox News)

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