the mile high club for the masses

Posted on January 26, 2010


“Air New Zealand said Tuesday it will set a new benchmark for longhaul flights by offering beds in economy class, but they come with a catch – passengers need to buy three seats to enjoy lie-down travel.

The airline’s “Skycouch” will use three economy seats that unfold to create a space where children can play or people can relax and sleep, airline chief executive Rob Fyfe said. The Skycouch is aimed at couples and families, and will be the price of about two and a half seats.

“For those who choose, the days of sitting in economy and yearning to lie down and sleep are gone,” Fyfe told reporters. “The dream is now a reality, one that you can even share with a traveling companion – just keep your clothes on thanks.” “

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I think it’s one of the coolest moves for comfort in a long time. If I travel there, I’ll be sure to look for these seats. Can’t promise I’d keep the clothes on though 🙂 makes the mile high club so much easier to reach…

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