People who have to take a transatlantic flight of more than 10 hours and travel in economy class need to find ways to stretch their legs and get enough rest.
A mission that is greatly complicated by the limited space and size of economy class seats on most airlines, which prevents total horizontality from sleeping Which, on the other hand, is enjoyed by people who pay more and who travel in first or business class.
However, New Zealand Airline has a solution to rest comfortably and on a very convenient price Compared to pay in other classes that are not tourists.
So if you have trouble sleeping on a long flight and just want to lie down for a few hours, Air New Zealand offers in its fleet, Planes with bunk beds for 4 hours of sleep.
is about skynest, a sleeper capsule that the airline first announced last June. In the latest details from Air New Zealand, and picked up by Fortune, Capsule includes six berths, Each has a pillow, sheets, a blanket, a reading light, and a USB socket for charging personal devices.
airline says the capsules will be Available from September 2024 on its Auckland-Chicago and Auckland-New York flights. The Air New Zealand flight to the latter destination lasts 17.5 hours. It is the fourth longest commercial flight in the world.
But there are some extra details for economy class passengers who want the luxury of an in-flight bed. The first is price. Skynest is an additional cost to the ticket price In such a situation, the passengers will have to spend more for the berth. While Air New Zealand says it has yet to finalize pricing, it expects 4-hour bookings Cost approximately from 230 to 346 euros.
Four hour break
the other is the passenger You can book only 4 hours slot for the entire flight. When the nap time is up, the pod’s lights will “soften” to wake passengers and return them to their seats. Fall asleep, and a crew member will “politely wake you up.”
The crew will then prepare the capsule for the next customer, changing beds during a 30-minute transition period.
Other Comfort Options
Berth Air New Zealand’s long haul flights aren’t the only luxury plans for passengers. airline already offers ‘Skycouch’, through which passengers can book three seater row With special footrest that transforms them into a bench.
Other airlines are considering additional amenities for long-haul travelers. Australian Airlines Qantas For example, ordered Custom Airbus aircraft with extra legroom and a “wellness zone” for passengers on Sydney-New York and Sydney-London flights starting in late 2025.