Inflight Snoozing: New Zealand Air to Offer Skycouch in Economy
Sleep tight! New Zealand Air is the first airline in the world to create a “bed” for economy class [drum roll, please]… The Skycouch!
Well it’s not exactly a bed per se (à la Singapore Airlines Suite Class), the important thing is New Zealand Air is taking a step in the right direction by giving the economy passengers an opportunity to do something other than sit or ever-so-slightly recline. This airline is innovative and they want us to be comfortable! Bravo.
Dubbed the ‘Spoon Seats,’ New Zealand Air is targeting the Skycouch toward families or couples who might want to buy the third seat in a row (at a 50% discount) to have a little more space.
How does the Skycouch work? Push a button and the modified footrests pop up. Then push the armrests up and you have a solid bed! The seat cushions align with each other for comfort and the airline will provide a blanket to place over the seat for extra comfort.
It sounds as though Skycouches will be available on a select few rows which means you’ll probably have to book in advance. Skycouch seats will probably cost about $200 more.
Sounds good to us!
Watch the video above and fast forward to minute 3:15 where they show you a mock up of the new economy cabin and Skycouch.
Question: Would you pay extra for a Skycouch on a long-haul flight?