Air New Zealand unveiled a great innovation; new sleeping pods that are available for economy class passengers making the lives of those who can't afford flying first class more bearable.
News of the economy Skynest's recent announcement drew lots of attention, especially among people who regularly fly for long hours, who in turn, expressed excitement for the new option that should hopefully help them afford less painful travel.
The Skynest prototype, developed after 3 years of research using input provided by 200 customers, consists of six small cabins, available only for adult passengers. Each of these cabins is also equipped with a full-size pillow, sheets and a blanket, earplugs, privacy curtains, and lighting.
Air New Zealand's announcement was perceived as a ground-breaking development, and even though the national carrier didn't provide details regarding additional costs that clients may be charged for using the new service, many people seemed encouraged to try it.
Many analysts expected that this Skynest service might be more successful than the Economy Skycouch service launched in 2018, as it gives passengers the chance to enjoy a good amount of sleep in a private and quiet setting. Economy class long flights have often been linked with pain and discomfort experienced by passengers.
? This airline really, really wants to make airplane bunk beds a thing: 'Skynest' is an experimental pod containing six bunk beds in the economy cabin. It could become a welcome upgrade on Air New Zealand's nearly 18-hour Auckland to New York flight,… https://t.co/oCENE0r0HF pic.twitter.com/PKe1fXFiJU— Leak Freek (@leakfreek) March 4, 2020
The company's plans to encompass comfort into long distance flights coincides with their upcoming 17-hour Auckland-New York direct flight and is expected to ignite competition with other international aircraft carriers who will want to provide similar services to their clients.
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