Etihad Airways and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), have announced a partnership to jointly develop and trial wellness solutions aimed at enhancing the traveller experience.
Etihad will be the first airline to trial Panasonic’s new wellness solution, the Jet Lag Adviser, which was developed in collaboration with Detalytics which will be integrated into the airline’s app.
Passengers will receive generic route-based and personalized ‘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 jet lag plan incorporates the pre-flight, flight and post-flight phases, and provides a schedule of different recommendations and tips for specific times in each phase on what to do to reduce jet lag, such as sleeping, exposure to light, exercise, hydration, and the type of food to consume.
Throughout each phase of the travel experience, the Jet Lag Adviser will send reminders with recommended actions to passengers via the app. By following the recommended advisories, the Jet Lag Adviser will help passengers feel more energetic and ready for their activities at their destination.
Panasonic is also exploring further innovative wellness technologies with Etihad as the carrier readies itself to move to the new ‘Midfield Terminal’ at Abu Dhabi International Airport, where new technology features are set to significantly enhance the passenger experience.