Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Jun 2013
Total posts 317
When flying on the the new Boeing 787 is jetlag as bad as other airlines on long hall flights or is it the same? Is it worth giving preference to flying on 787 because of this ? Interested in your thoughts.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,013
Merc25: there's very little jetlag when you fly on the Boeing 787. I've done three long delivery flights on 787s - we're talking of flights up to 13 hours - and honestly, I step off the plane feeling as good as if I'd just done a quick Sydney-Melbourne hop. Other journos on the flight have commented the same. The lower effective cabin altitude, higher humidity levels, fresher filtered air and general bits of magic make a huge difference. So yes, if I had to choose between a flight on the same route with a conventional aircraft vs a Boeing 787, then all else being equal I would choose the 787 every time.
Member since 05 Jun 2014
Total posts 90
Does this mean that if I were to take the 787 MEL/SYD then it would feel like I drove around the corner when I got off:) not that I would - that would mean AI.
looks like I may have to give preference to airlines with the Boeing 787 for that benefit alone .even if it costs more as jetlag normaly effects me for the first 24 hrs or more
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I yet have to try one, but it is very difficult for me to believe that they can make something that I will look foorwad to board any plane for 13 hr flight.
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When flying on the the new Boeing 787 is jetlag as bad as other airlines on long hall flights or is it the same?
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