Thursday, July 12, 2018

Managing Jet Lag - Should You Sleep on the Flight?

Over the course of a decade, Edgar Alacan has developed into a leader in the private travel industry. Through, Edgard Alacan and his team connect individuals to a wide variety of different private aircraft that can be booked for everything from business trips to vacation travel. 

When traveling longer distances, individuals may struggle to adjust to a new time zone. One of the strategies that travelers often employ is sleeping during the flight, but this is not always the best option. 

A behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicago suggest that people use time on the plane to relax or work rather than sleep if it’s daytime at the destination city. The decision of whether or not to sleep largely depends on the duration of the flight and the direction of travel.

Ideally, individuals should prepare for jet lag by adjusting to the new time zone starting a few days before leaving. People usually sleep best in their own beds, so it can be helpful to make a gradual shift in sleep patterns before even setting foot on the plane. When flying west, individuals should push their bedtime later. Eastward travel requires an earlier bedtime to ease the adjustment.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

How Works with Terrapass on Climate Change co-founder Edgar Alacan manages the private jet company’s day-to-day operations. Committed to environmental sustainability, Edgar Alacan’s works with Terrapass to offset its carbon footprint. 

No matter how hard organizations work to reduce their carbon footprints, most can never really get to zero, but they can offset their carbon emissions by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond what they would achieve with individual action. Simply put, these companies purchase carbon offsets from companies such as Terrapass, which channel the funds to emission-reduction projects. Carbon offset certificates are issued to the purchasing companies. 

A single carbon offset certificate represents the reduction of 2,205 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s one metric ton removed from the atmosphere, and a huge stride in fighting climate change. 

Carbon-emission reduction projects reduce greenhouse gases in several ways: by trapping and either storing or destroying the gases and by producing renewable energy, eliminating the need for using fossil fuels.