Etihad to launch app that offers passengers personalised plans on how to beat jet lag, with advice on what to eat and when to sleep
- The anti jet lag app has been developed by Panasonic Avionics and Detalytics
- It asks passenger a range of questions about their health and their travel plans
- The app then tailors a plan telling them when to eat, drink, sleep and exercise
Etihad is launching a brand new anti-jet lag app that will offer passengers a personalised plan on how to try to beat it.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline will release the app, called the Jet Lag Adviser and developed by Panasonic and Detalytics, on a trial basis.
The app asks passengers a range of questions about their circadian rhythm, height, weight, nature of travel and other information about their flight times, routes and the number of time zones they will fly through.
Etihad’s new anti-jet lag app that has been developed alongside Panasonic and Detalytics
Using artificial intelligence, the programme then comes up with a tailored plan on how to reduce the risk of jet lag.
This incorporates the pre-flight, flight and post-flight phases, and provides a schedule of tips for specific times such as when to sleep, how much light exposure there should be, when to exercise, when to hydrate, and the type of food to consume.
Throughout each phase of travel, the Jet Lag Adviser will send reminders with recommended actions to passengers via the app.
Those using the app will also receive a combination of generic route-based and personalised ‘jet lag impact scores’, which gives them a summary of how severe jet lag may be on that route in general and their own travel specifically.
The app was unveiled at the Aircraft Experience Expo in Hamburg.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group chief commercial officer, said: ‘Etihad is committed to providing choice and a superior experience to our guests, and we are continually looking at new ways to do just that.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline is to trial the Jet Lag Adviser. It uses artificial intelligence to come up with a tailored plan on how to reduce the risk of jet lag
‘With the Jet Lag Advisor, we can now leverage artificial intelligence to improve the travel experience.
‘This will be the first of many wellness initiatives we will explore together, and we are excited about our partnership with Panasonic and the possibilities that lie ahead.’
And Hideo Nakano, chief executive officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, added: ‘Panasonic is continually innovating to digitally transform the passenger experience, and wellness is an integral part of that.
‘We are delighted to be working with Etihad Airways to introduce technology that can help their passengers reduce jet lag, and so enhance their travel experience.’