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Air New Zealand Is Launching Beds For Economy Travelers

By Kelsey Marie

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Air New Zealand has come up with a major hack for travelers that travel in economy. The airline has launched bunk beds in economy that allows travelers to rest during long-haul flights. 

The Economy Skynest will have six full-length lie-flat sleep pods according to Escape. 

Air New Zealand hasn’t revealed the release date nor how much the tickets will be, but it definitely sounds like a good deal. 

However, Nikki Goodman, the general manager of customer experience at Air New Zealand says the Skynest is in the final phase of development. 

Mike Tod, Air New Zealand chief marketing and customer officer, says, “A clear pain point for economy travelers on long-haul flights is the inability to stretch out. The development of the Economy Skynest is a direct response to that challenge.”

The airline says that the Economy Skynest could launch next year after it has been tested on a 17 hour, 40-minute flight from Auckland to New York. 

Attention to comfort isn’t new for this airline; they already launched Skycouche, featuring “three economy seats that, once the armrests are pushed dup and three extended leg rests folded up, become one flat space,” according to Escape. 

Photo courtesy of Air New Zealand

The Economy Skynest will have a full-sized pillow, sheets, and blanket, privacy curtains, lighting designed for sleep and earplugs. 

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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