economy-class syndrome


Related to economy-class syndrome: deep venous thrombosis

economy-class syndrome

n
(not in technical usage) the development of a deep-vein thrombosis in the legs or pelvis of a person travelling for a long period of time in cramped conditions
[C20: reference to the restricted legroom of cheaper seats on passenger aircraft]
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Her father, John Nimmo, believed the condition, which forced Miss Nimmo to withdraw from this month's national championships, is linked to so-called economy-class syndrome.
But it is becoming known as economy-class syndrome.
People are not covered for loss of life, personal injury or loss of income caused through socalled economy-class syndrome.
THE mother of a woman who died after a long-haul flight has renewed calls for a public inquiry into so-called economy-class syndrome.
Deep vein thrombosis - also known as economy-class syndrome - has been tagged the Welsh disease because so many of the discovered cases and deaths have affected Welsh travellers.
THE GOVERNMENT is being asked to step up its monitoring of so-called economy-class syndrome, amid concerns that thousands are dying of the condition each year.
ALMOST half the victims of economy-class syndrome are under 50, a new report says.
The Vale of Glamorgan MP, who chairs the all-party parliamentary group on DVT, also known as economy-class syndrome, said, "My advice to Sven Goran Eriksson and the FA is to ensure that the whole team wear compression socks on the flight to and from Korea and Japan.
Airline companies and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said they are committed to support further study on the economy-class syndrome.
ECONOMY-CLASS syndrome - which kills more than 2,000 British air travellers a year - has been found to be hereditary.
Teddy Bear, they claim, was the defining word of 1902 when the dictionary first went to print, Depression in 1905, Blairite in 1997 and economy-class syndrome in 2000.
All Nippon Airways' (ANA) 24-hour service system for in-flight medical care of illnesses that arise on its international flights, including economy-class syndrome, is proving highly effective, ANA officials said Wednesday.