Quantas, the passenger will leave no seat for 17 hours of flying

A passenger on a 17-hour Quantas flight not all the time, according to the researchers.


For many travelers, a trip to a small airplane bathroom is inevitable. But a man has beaten the odds, perhaps to a fault.

A passenger on the 17-hour Qantas flight from Perth, Australia, London, England managed to stay in his seat for the entire ride, not even to make use of the facilities, the Independent reported.

The man is incredible, bladder-bursting feat baffled researchers from the University of Sydney, who are studying from the comfort of the passengers on long-haul flights, and were together with the airline to their research. Volunteers of Qantas’ longest flights wear monitors on their wrists and thighs that measure their anxiety levels, sleep patterns, and their ability to recover from jetlag. And, coincidentally, when they get up to go to the bathroom.

“The only thing we could not believe how little [he] moved. A subject took zero steps,” said Professor Stephen Simpson from the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.

The man in question was a business class passenger, so it is possible that are comfier chair made it easier to sit back, relax and go to sleep during the flight. And it is not clear how much he had to eat or drink.

The Qantas flight is one of the longest non-stop routes in the world, and man’s ability to remain, even prompted a number of researchers to verify his monitors were even working properly.

This article originally appeared on the Travel + Leisure.

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