As you may have noticed, it’s actually too good to be true. That's right, it’s an April Fools' joke. Due to the overwhelming response, "Flying under anesthesia" could be something for the far far future.
Are you one of the enthusiastic test participants that signed up for the test flight? Keep an eye on your inbox today!
Flying is fantastic. Get into a plane today and lie on a tropical beach on the other side of the world tomorrow. However, the flight is not always a walk in the park. Other passengers are irritating, sitting for a long time in a small space, a fear of flying and the inevitable jet lag can turn a long flight into a nightmare.
But this can change! BudgetAir introduces Fly under Anesthesia. Thanks to a newly developed type of anesthesia, BudgetAir provides the opportunity for you to sleep away your flight whilst under anesthesia. You won't notice any of the annoyances onboard and everything will pass you by whilst you are in dreamland. You will step off the plane fresh and rested rather than tired and groggy, and ready to start your holiday.
The purpose of the 'anesthetic flight' is to fly totally rested, so that passengers can make the best use of the time for travelling and arrive ready at the destination. The Fly under Anesthesia scheme is currently still in a testing phase. The tests must show that passengers do indeed arrive rested, and that they are in no way impeded by the anesthesia. If the test proves successful, the goal is to offer it as an option on all intercontinental flights.
BudgetAir is looking for enthusiastic testers who want to try the Fly under Anesthesia scheme for the very first time. The first tests will take place in June on the route London - Bangkok. Interested? You still have time to register using the form below for a test flight. In exchange for participating in several medical examinations before and after the flight, you will fly for free to Thailand. Awesome!
The test flight is limited only to the outbound flight. Immediately prior to departure and after landing, the passenger will undergo a brief medical examination. The passenger will still be under investigation a few days after arriving, and the final interview will take place a week after returning.
No. This new, lighter type of anesthesia form means that you will be sleeping as if you would normally. It will also not cause side effects such as nausea.
There will be a doctor present at all times to administer the anesthesia and monitor the participants.
We will calculate the correct dosage based on your personal details such as height and weight, and duration of the flight. The calculations will of course take into account the time you need to wake up in order to also give you a little bit of time to freshen up before you land.