Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 05 May 2017
Total posts 5
I've flown BKK/SYD regularly for a year in J. One thing that I've noticed is that the temperature inside the cabin goes from warm to sickly hot to the point I now fly in shorts and tshirt and get around the cabin barefoot. The air vents are next to useless as they tend to blow warmish air and/or you need them turned up so high that they freeze part of you only. I've asked them why and they say they'll adjust the temperature but it never really feels right.
Member since 07 Jan 2011
Total posts 141
Rumours are that some airlines put high temperatures to put people to sleep. It's very rare that they will change the cabin temperature on the request of a passenger.
Qantas - QFF Platinum
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 123
Its a broad generalisation that heat puts people to sleep, I for one am the opposite and struggle to sleep when hot. I found SQ J very warm on both sectors from MXP-MEL earlier this year. Why they don't have personal air vents is beyond me.
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
Humans sleep better in cool temperatures and environments so whoever started that rumour is a bit of a dill. I've never had any issues with EK flights being too warm (as someone who gets too hot very easily) other than on first boarding in DXB before the aircon kicks in.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Jul 2016
Total posts 16
Yes,some planes are ridiculous. Theres nothing worse than being stuck in artificial heat. I too found SQ J too hot from LHR to ADL last month. I always find VA too warm before take off and then they cool it right down.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Plantium
Member since 19 Jun 2013
Total posts 82
Member since 12 Mar 2014
Total posts 115
Is there ever any real excuse to go barefoot (beyond the confines of your seat)?
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
My brother is a senior Jetstar pilot, and is constantly amazed by the antics of the barefoot brigade. He tells me 'Never' to remove footwear on an aircraft. (Health and above all Safety).
Member since 17 Mar 2016
Total posts 17
Why would one take off their shoes & socks/stockings on a plane & walk around? Need enclosed shoes "just in case" & surely going to bathroom requires shoes on feet. I fly Business Class & would never be without shoes, no matter what the temperature of the aircraft may be at any point in time
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Member since 03 Nov 2015
Total posts 3
The temperature on QF6 the other night fluctuated all night. It was nice and cool when I went to sleep then woke me up almost sweating before it cooled down again to a nice temperature. Cool crisp air on a plane is the best thing for sleeping. Actually it should be cool and crisp all the time, if its too cold for you then there is always the option of a blanket or more clothes.
Member since 06 Oct 2015
Total posts 12
@therealbabuskha - no not weird at all. Optimal human sleeping temp. is 18.5 degrees apparently.
I've Never had any air con problems with EK on 777 or A380 upper deck.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Member since 06 Jul 2016
Total posts 15
Each zone of a modern aircraft can have its temperature individually set by cabin crew. My impression is that they set it to the temp they fancy. I always ask for the temp to be turned down when I'm too hot, and they usually comply: if they don't I complain to the cabin services director at the time, or write to the airline afterwards.
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