Cabin Air Quality

Tips for the Traveler

  • To reduce stress, allow extra time for check-in and connections.
  • Drink water to stay hydrated during long flights.
  • Perform in-flight exercises, and walk about the cabin if possible.
  • Eat lightly.
  • Consult your doctor before flying if you suffer from any chronic ailment.
  • Consult your doctor if you suffer from motion sickness.

Today's Travel Environment

Air travel has become much more comfortable than it was when the first passengers curled up with the mail aboard biplanes. Today, because of continually advancing technologies, your airplane cabin is a safe and healthy environment.

However, depending on your circumstances, you may still be concerned with:

Fortunately, many of these issues have been resolved by improvements and with scientific data. In addition, there are many things you can do to make your trip more comfortable.

Finding Solutions

Boeing and the airlines are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for passengers and crew. To assure this, they continually work closely with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Centers of Excellence for Aircraft Cabin Environmental Research (ACER), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and with universities and industry partners. Boeing also conducts internal research and technology development to advance the cabin environment.

Every year, the airline industry is put to the test as more people travel. While most people travel by air with no discomfort, some experience stress due to a combination of factors, including their health and level of anxiety. There are on-going studies in cabin environment to measure, define, and better understand the possible causes of flight crew and passenger symptoms and complaints. Boeing and the industry continue to find ways to make the cabin environment as healthy and comfortable as possible.

Meanwhile, relax, and enjoy the flight.