The New York Times (4/29, Garfinkel) reports that “airlines have long vied to offer the most front-of-plane amenities,” and “more recently, the competition has moved to a new area: in-flight wellness programs meant to help passengers ward off the effects of air travel, especially on nonstop long-haul and the newer ultra-long-haul flights, with meditation apps, exercises, better blankets and bedding, herbal teas and healthier meals.” But now, “some carriers have gone further, hiring doctors and other health professionals to prescribe what they say are programs based in science.” The Times asks, “But are these programs helping? Or are they public relations campaigns that sound good without being particularly effective? The answer to both questions is a qualified yes.”


Reported by AHLA news.