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Economy-Class Innovation: A bed
at your fingertips.

Imagine if an economy row of three
seats could convert to a bed with the touch of a button. Well, AirNZ’s Skycouch
does exactly that: arms retract, the seat base extends, and the seatbelts lengthen
to buckle up when reclining. Two passengers can snuggle horizontally, leaning
against the wall or lying flat. And the price is a steal: pay a standard fare
for each seat, and the third shared berth is half price—or a 25 percent per-person
premium. By the end of 2012, every flight to America will offer this “cuddle
class.” Until then, AirNZ has a last-minute trick to help economy passengers
sleep soundly on all its long-haul flights. If available, an empty neighboring
seat can be purchased for a bargain price at check-in (often less than $60 one
way).

Best Economy-Class Innovations

Air New Zealand

Economy-Class Innovation: A bed
at your fingertips.

Imagine if an economy row of three
seats could convert to a bed with the touch of a button. Well, AirNZ’s Skycouch
does exactly that: arms retract, the seat base extends, and the seatbelts lengthen
to buckle up when reclining. Two passengers can snuggle horizontally, leaning
against the wall or lying flat. And the price is a steal: pay a standard fare
for each seat, and the third shared berth is half price—or a 25 percent per-person
premium. By the end of 2012, every flight to America will offer this “cuddle
class.” Until then, AirNZ has a last-minute trick to help economy passengers
sleep soundly on all its long-haul flights. If available, an empty neighboring
seat can be purchased for a bargain price at check-in (often less than $60 one
way).

Courtesy of Air New Zealand

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