The micro-climate determines how we feel and function. A comfortable climate in an airplane is more than clean, ventilated air, temperature control, noise reduction and pressurization. It also includes appropriate humidity level.
A business class cabin is extremely dry; worse than any place on Earth. Although both the Boeing 787 and the A350 feature better climate conditions with passive humidity increase, the improvement is far from good enough and the cabin air remains far too dry.
Therefore Airbus and Boeing in their latest widebody models (A350 and 777X) have included humidification as catalogue option for the First Class and Business Class cabin. Passengers no longer need to be exposed to Worl’s most dehydrating climate when selecting the most premium experience.
Humidity boosted to ground-like level makes us feel better. Our senses function as we are used to. The experience is transformed to become more sensory, more balanced and at ease.
We feel, sleep and taste better. Arriving more ready to go. Less impacted from jetlag.
Humidity at comfort level. Probably the best amenity one can get.
The premium concept opts to deliver highest possible experience. This includes a more spacious cabin with privacy and layout to accomodate various needs during long-haul travel. Airlines offer gourmet food and exclusive wines. But more space in a section also means less people. And less people means less humidifty. This is counter-intuitive with premium ambitions and expectations. The dehydrating climate depresses conditions for rest, sleep and also alters our taste buds.
The cabin climate without a humidifier is counter-productive to premium class products and services.
Humidifier Onboard empowers wellbeing, wellness and our senses. By restoring cabin climate performance, airlines can upgrade the experience and tranform it to become even more rewarding.
The extremely dry cabin air is a catch-22 moment for all gourmet efforts in premium class. The best ingredient is a striking humidity increase to normalized taste buds and open-up a path with more accessible flavors.
When air humidity is levelled and normalized to match indoor climate in winter time, food and wine taste the same as we are used to. This enables airlines to prepare a broader range of tasteful dishes without altering or punchin them up. And premium wines – that can not be altered – taste as expected. Empowering a route for differentiation and more tasteful choices for premium passengers.
The dry air in a business class cabin causes discomfort such as:
Extremely dry cabin air dehydrates and degenerates functionality of our immune system. Breathing air with extremely low humidity weakens our immune system and reduces our capability to fight off flu infections. But this is easy to cure. Humidifier Onboard elevates climate back to the wellness zone.