Why Is It So Cold On Airplanes?


I’m sure that you’ve made the mistake of not taking a jacket on an airplane because you are going to a warm place. But, the journey while you’re on a plane feels like you’re flying in the Arctic pole because it’s too cold on planes. Now you’ll wonder, aren’t there hot engines and HVAC systems to keep the plane warm?

Calm down! We’ll help you solve the mystery behind the airplanes being so cold. 

Why Is It So Cold On Airplanes

Airplanes temperatures are normally set between 22°C to 24°C. This is the same temperature that is maintained in most workplaces. Such temperatures might seem reasonable to you, but while sitting in an airplane, it is obvious that passengers don’t move as much as they do in their offices. So, they are not able to produce as much body heat to bear the cold temperatures. 

Why Is It So Cold On Airplanes

According to research, people tend to faint very easily on a flight because of a medical condition called Hypoxia. In hypoxia, human body tissues suffer from a lack of oxygen which results in fainting. It is a very common condition and can happen a lot more than you think in plane passengers.

An overheated cabin can easily trigger hypoxia, so that’s why temperatures are kept below average. While people can experience their environments differently, airplanes are not that advanced to adapt to everyone’s internal temperature specifications, so they regulate their temperature based on the average population and keep the cabin just a little on the cold side.

Why Is It So Cold On Airplanes

So, hopefully in the near future, there’ll be no more messing with the air nozzle or asking for an extra blanket.

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