More Cleaner, Healthier Air With Dreamliner
- We all know about the…
- > 5 pieces of fruit and veg
- > 8 cups of water
- > 10,000 steps
- > 8 hours of sleep
… we’re supposed to have every day in order to lead a healthier-than-thou lifestyle. But did you know, you need 550 litres of oxygen a day to be at your best, too? Oxygen is food for the brain. So, when the gas is in short supply, your brain doesn’t work properly. Rationing your oxygen can make you forgetful, restless, irritable and tired.
If the above words sum up the way you feel when you’re flying, it’s no coincidence. The cabins of all commercial airplanes are pressurised, which hampers the body’s ability to absorb oxygen from the air.
The Dreamliner is a horse of a different colour when it comes to inflight oxygen levels. Thanks to the design of the fuselage, the Dreamliner cabin can be pressurised lower than other aircraft. If you want the science bit – the Dreamliner is pressurised to 6,000 feet rather than 8,000 feet, which allows the body to absorb 8 per cent more oxygen.
Sums aside, passengers who fly on the Dreamliner can look forward to being a bit more energetic, smiley, and focused than travellers who don’t. We’re not saying you’ll be ready to run a marathon at the end of your 10-hour flight to Florida, but you’re much less likely to leave your passport in the seatback pocket and get carousel rage at luggage reclaim.