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Posted by Ed 31 days ago
Human Guinea Pigs About to Embark on World's First 20-Hour Airline Flight
 
  
For decades, travelers have stoically endured jet lag as an unavoidable menace on long journeys. Now, as airlines push for record-breaking non-stop flights halfway around the planet, efforts to counter the debilitating symptoms are turning into a billion-dollar industry.
 
Fresh insight into the physical and emotional toll of ultra-long haul travel should emerge this weekend when Qantas Airways Ltd. flies direct from New York to Sydney. No airline has ever completed that route without stopping. At nearly 20 hours, it’s set to be the world’s longest flight, leaving the U.S. on Friday and landing in Australia during its Sunday morning.
 
This will be more than an endurance exercise. Scientists and medical researchers in the cabin will turn Qantas’s brand-new Boeing Co. Dreamliner into a high-altitude laboratory. They’ll screen the brains of the pilots for alertness, while monitoring the food, sleep and activity of the few dozen passengers — including yours truly. The aim is to see how humans hold up to the ordeal.
 
 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-14/human-guinea-pigs-prepare-for-20-hour-marathon-flights?srnd=premium-asia

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Ed 27 days ago
I Just Took The World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me
 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-10-19/i-just-took-the-world-s-first-20-hour-flight-here-s-what-it-did-to-me?srnd=premium-asia 


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