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Air New Zealand introduces sleeping pods for economy class passengers

Air New Zealand said economy passengers would book the Skynest in addition to their regular seat

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Some economy-class travellers envying those at the front of the plane with lie-flat beds may soon have another option: Air New Zealand Ltd has developed a sleeping pod prototype to help passengers cope with near-18 hour flights.

The Economy Skynest concept unveiled on Wednesday, which features six bunks akin to those in a train car or capsule hotel, would provide extra comfort for an added cost at a time when airlines are turning to longer flights because passengers are willing to pay for non-stop services.

But the airline, which plans to launch Auckland-New York flights in October, faces a stiff hurdle in
Topics : New Zealand

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First Published: Feb 27 2020 | 12:04 AM IST

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