Passenger Didn’t Move From Seat for 17-Hour Flight — Not Even For The loo
QANTAS has been left baffled by the odd behaviour of a business class passenger on its marathon Perth-London route.
A passenger has stunned aviation experts by not moving at all, even to use the lavatory for the entire 17-hour flight. The man was flying in the Qantas’ newly launched 17-hour non-stop flight from Perth to London and displayed an incredible endurance in research conducted by the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
The research involved the use of wearable special devices to monitor activity on the journey and experts had to double-check the equipment attached to the passenger’s wrists and thighs to make sure there was no mistake.
“The one thing we couldn’t believe was how little he moved. One subject took zero steps,” said Professor Stephen Simpson.
Reasoning out his endurance, the man, who was flying business class, said he was very comfortable in his chair which turns into a bed during the flight that he did not feel the need to get up even once.
The research was conducted to gain greater insight into jet lag where passengers were asked to record how they felt on the flight with regards to activity, sleep and posture changes. From the pilot survey of 20 passengers, the long-haul flight was rated 2.2 on a scale of jet lag severity, with eight the most severe mark. The research has shown that passengers who maintained a normal routine in-flight were less likely to experience jet lag as compared to those who moved around the plane more, stated Simpson.
No toilet break for 17 hours? That’s a flight record no one wants to beat. Picture: QantasSource:Supplied
The Qantas flight hosted on the 787-9 Dreamliner and made history as the first non-stop commercial flight between Australia and Britain. It featured a range of measures to increase passenger comfort, with famous chef Neil Perry working extensively on cabin lighting, temperature, meal timing and the menu, according to a Daily Mail report.