Air New Zealand to launch Skycouch on 22 December

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Air New Zealand says its much anticipated Skycouch economy and Spaceseat premium economy seats are taking flight this month with the first flight of its new Boeing 777-300 aircraft,

“The new aircraft was designed with passengers’ flight personalities in mind, resulting in an in-flight experience tailored to meet the needs of each passenger,” says Air New Zealand.

The flight departs from Seattle on 22 December, stops at LAX and continues on to Auckland.

The first 11 window rows in economy class will feature the Skycouch, which folds out to provide a space for kids to play or two adults to sleep (together).

I love that Air New Zealand is setting a new standard in economy class seating. Give passengers in steerage the ability to stretch out and they just might get used to it!

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2 Responses to Air New Zealand to launch Skycouch on 22 December

  1. David Parker Brown December 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Hmm, leaving from Seattle you say? Wonder if I can get a lookie-see of the seats before it takes off. Thanks Mary for staying on this.


  2. Glen Towler December 8, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Yes Air New Zealand leading the way for us back seat fliers who can’t afford first class they do some of best seat pitch of any airline being taller than you I need the room.