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Does a long flight on a jet provide a headstart to altitude acclimatisation?

I'm pretty sure the effect can be neglected for passengers. The first reaction of the human body to lower air pressure is deeper, faster breathing and a higher heart rate. On the other side, ...
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Does a long flight on a jet provide a headstart to altitude acclimatisation?

Not really, the effect is neglectable. There are two main reasons: The altitude is not high enough. Typically the cabin is pressurised to an altitude in the range of 1500-2000 meters (source and ...
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How to learn an airplane cabin's pressure level before a flight, to avoid altitude sickness?

The normal cabin pressure during flight is basically a function of the aircraft type. Maintaining a lower pressure altitude in the cabin creates a higher pressure difference between the cabin and the ...
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Hiking at moderate altitude right off the plane

First, your numbers are off. Denver is officially 5280 feet (1609m) above sea level, which is the source of its nickname as the "Mile-High City". In most cases this won't be a problem. More specific ...
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