Originally released in 2010, the flexible seating option puts a row of chairs in a small bed for people to lay down.
(Air New Zealand)
Flying with children can be difficult and headache-inducing, especially for parents on long flights who desperately need their little ones to go down for a nap.
But for the parents on the Air New Zealand, the company of the add-on, SkyCouch, is a small consolation. Originally released in 2010, the flexible seating option puts a row of chairs in a small bed for people to lay down. The company is gradually adding SkyCouch as an option for more and more aircraft since its debut.
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And now, the company is adding yet another major feature is especially useful for passengers who travel with small children. SkyCouch the new addition, a special infant harness and belt that allows them to lie flat while the plane is in the air, gives many parents peace of mind.
Plus, the airline is the introduction of a child pod that looks more like an airplane-sized carry cot and training are all available Hug Band, who previously were only allowed to two adults or one adult and one child to use it at a time. The new version makes it possible for the two children to lay down side-by-side.
SkyCouch, with all its new attachments, is available on long-haul flights on the Boeing 777 and 787-9s, and is available in three sizes.
(Air New Zealand)
While the SkyCouch definitely makes for a more comfortable space for aircraft sleepers, it is still not exactly the same as a flat in a business class seat. But it is more convenient than to have your children all night or forcing them to try to sleep when they are not being used.
SkyCouch, with all its new attachments, is available on long-haul flights on the Boeing 777 and 787-9s, and is available in three sizes. It also comes with a pretty hefty additional fee of between $300 and $800.
More information can be found on the Air New Zealand website.