22 JUNE 2015
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released details of a new mobile app for passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during and after a flight.
Used in conjunction with a ‘Jawbone’ fitness wristband, the SkyZen app, with data and analytics supplied by OAG, enables air travellers to view their activity and sleep patterns throughout the whole flight experience. Helpful hints will enable users to combat jet lag when crossing time zones.
“Recent advances in personal health monitoring give air travellers a great opportunity to track how they respond to the various stages of a trip. With its global perspective on the air transport industry, IATA is uniquely placed to develop a single app which passengers can use across all flights, anywhere in the world. We are confident SkyZen delivers a new perspective on travel for passengers, with handy tips offering a fun and interactive way to improve the quality of their flying experience,” said Tom Windmuller, IATA Senior Vice-President for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security.
SkyZen is free to download and currently works with the Jawbone health tracker. More versions will be released shortly. Users only need to enter their flight number, date and class of travel, and SkyZen will automatically collect and aggregate the data. www.iata.org www.oag.com
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Barry Graham, Washington, DC
Hopefully the advice will be more relevant and show more knowledge of flying than their recent ruling on baggage sizes.