Air New Zealand is redefining coach in a comfortable way
by Mark R
While I was traveling to Las Vegas for CES 2010, the experience wasn’t exactly something that I would love to go through frequently since I felt claustrophobic, being left in a small enough space with very little room to breathe. Of course, if I was in Business or First class things would be very much different, but Economy class gets me to the destination at the same time, so thank God for small blessings in life.
I could go on about how I can’t get out of my seat if I’m sitting by the window, and can’t get to the bathroom with that drink cart going down the aisle, but that really is the job of stand-up comedians.
You really don’t need me to tell you how uncomfortable modern-day travel is. However, this newly outfitted 777 by Air New Zealand could make air travel the “friendly skies” once again. This coach cabin (that’s right, this is coach) has 11 rows of seats that can fold into skycouches, creating a convenient bed for two.
Granted, you aren’t going to want to sleep in this fold-out bed with a complete stranger, but couples who book their flight can get a rebate on that third seat. This could definitely make the flight very relaxing and somewhat romantic for couples, but I wouldn’t suggest this as a method for joining the mile-high club.
The plan is also to make these section equipped with power sockets, USB ports, and even iPod connectors. Man, I could easily live on a plane with this accommodation!