economy class syndrome


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economy class syndrome

lower limb thrombosis or thromboembolism caused by restricted movement and cramped space associated with coach class airplane seats.
Deep vein thrombosis formed in the lower leg after prolonged immobility—e.g., in the cramped economy class seats on long flights
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It follows claims by office workers in New Zealand for the "economy class syndrome" in a new trend that could hit the UK market within six months.
American Airlines has reportedly settled a case involving deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the condition also known as economy class syndrome.
Now South Africa Airways is using 1,000 of its long haul passengers on the London/Heathrow-Johannesburg leg as guinea pigs in their "Business class vs economy class syndrome as a cause of thrombosis" (BEST) research in association with Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
A WOMAN died when she suffered "economy class syndrome" on a long-haul flight home for Christmas.
Lemons may help to prevent airplane passengers from suffering from deep vein thrombosis on long-haul flights, a condition known as ''economy class syndrome,'' a research group at Nagoya-based Tokai Gakuen University said Wednesday.
The condition -- also dubbed economy class syndrome -- is caused by the formation of potentially fatal blood clots during long periods of inactivity in cramped conditions, such as during long flights.
"Economy Class Syndrome" (the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) after long-haul flights) is receiving much press coverage.
A woman whose daughter died from so-called economy class syndrome after a long-haul flight has pledged to continue her fight for justice.
A campaigner was told 'misleading' and 'dangerous' advice on economy class syndrome by airlines and has accused them of keeping passengers in the dark.
ABOUT 1 per cent of long-distance air travellers are likely to suffer symptoms caused by "economy class syndrome", research suggests.
Three Court of Appeal judges dismissed their claim that the condition - dubbed economy class syndrome - was not an accident under the the terms of the 1929 Warsaw Convention.
It has been dubbed "economy class syndrome" and linked to restricted space on long haul flights.