Etihad Airways and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have announced a joint partnership to develop and trial wellness solutions aimed at improving the overall traveler experience on board.
As part of the partnership, Etihad will be the first airline to trial Panasonic’s new wellness solution – the Jet Lag Adviser – which was developed in collaboration with Detalytics.
The solution will be integrated into the airline’s passenger app, Etihad said in a statement. The move comes as one of the biggest challenges air passengers face when traveling across multiple time zones is jet lag.
To help passengers combat this, the Jet Lag Adviser takes a range of passenger inputs including circadian rhythms, height, weight, the nature of travel, and travel information such as flight times, routes and zones and uses its artificial intelligence engine to produce personalized jet lag plans for passengers.
Etihad commits to provide superior experience and premium choices to their guests. With the implementation of the Jet Lag Advisor, the airlines plan to leverage artificial intelligence to improve the travel experience.
The personalized jet lag plan incorporates the pre-flight, flight and post-flight phases, and provides a schedule of 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.
Panasonic said it is also exploring further innovative wellness technologies with Etihad Airways as it readies itself to move to the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.