Boy oh boy, the timing of this news couldn’t be sweeter. Yesterday I travelled to Washington National airport to videotape an interview with A I “Indi” Rajasingham, the head of MmilleniumM Group, which has invented a stacked sleeper for economy class, a product about which I wrote extensively here.
Now TravelMole is reporting that Airbus is considering lie-flat solutions for premium economy. There isn’t a whole lot of additional information in the article (could we see this offering on the A350???). But here is the key quote from Airbus head of aircraft interiors Robert Lange:
“It’s been the holy grail to find a way of getting premium passenger to sleep horizontally but space and best use of it is always an issue.
“The only thing we haven’t explored so far is the overlapping layout and although it won’t happen in the near future its something to look at.”
Okay, so we probably shouldn’t expect to see this in the very near future, as Lange suggests. But if Indi has his way, stacked sleepers will come onboard sooner rather than later. So keep an eye out for that video blog next week.