Aside from long-haul flights, one of the biggest discomforts of air travel is the freezing temperature. Have you ever wondered why it’s so cold on airplanes? Apparently, there’s a scientific explanation and it turns out that the freezing cold is actually good for you.
According to a study conducted by the American Society for Testing and Materials, researchers found that flights are generally kept “very” cold due to avoid Hypoxia – this is when one tends to faint due to body tissues failing to receive enough oxygen. Said medical condition is triggered by “overheated” cabins, which is why more people tend to faint on board than on the ground. Ergo, to avoid this, the cold temperatures.
While we probably should be more appreciative of this, not everyone is too happy about the cold and understandably so. Especially with the following reasons:
Taking all these into consideration though, newer plane models have better temperature regulators on board. These advanced thermostats can control the coldness and hotness of the cabin more precisely than older aircrafts. So much so that they can set the temperature per row.
If and when you end up in a cold cabin, here are a few tips to keep warm during your flight:
Ready for your next adventure? Make sure you book your hotel and flight with Traveloka.
You’ll never guess what you can find!
Go visit an elephant sanctuary instead.
Plan your 2019 trips as early as now.
The best of the Metro Manila food scene under one roof!
Get ready to experience thrilling adventures.
Have you seen Crazy Rich Asians yet? We’ve listed eight film locations that are worth a visit!
Who says Michelin-star food has to be expensive? You can buy lip smacking dishes for as much as P200!
Craving for Filipino food? Head over to Agimat where local cuisine is taken to the next level.