Qantas to introduce jetlag combatting menus for Perth-London ultra-long haul route

    Qantas creative director of food, beverage & service Neil Perry announced (01-Mar-2018) the introduction of new menus for the carrier’s planned Perth-London route intended to offset the effects of jetlag and encourage sleep at optimal times during the flight. The menu incorporates knowledge on nutrition and hydration to improve the experience for passengers during the 17 hour flight. The new menus will debut when the carrier launches the nonstop Perth-London route on 24-Mar-2018. Qantas partnered with Rockpool restaurant and the University of Sydney to develop the menu. University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre academic director Professor Stephen Simpson said the next step in the research will involve trials with a group of frequent flyers using wearable technology and apps to collect data on sleeping and activity patterns, mental state, eating patterns and hydration before, during and after their long haul flight. [more – original PR]