Tunisia Tribune (Air New Zealand) – Traveling New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 will be more comfortable in 2024, even for those not in business class. Economy Class passengers will be able to book a period of time to take advantage of the airline’s new sleeping cabins. They will then enjoy, for an additional fee yet to be determined, a four-hour session in the bedroom where they can, if not sleep, at least rest. Traditional seats will be retained on Air New Zealand aircraft. Only five economy-class seats will be removed on the aircraft in question, and thanks to the space gained, the so-called “Skynest” sleeping compartments will be installed. Sheets will be cleaned between each aisle and only one reservation per passenger will be allowed.
This is a first for Air New Zealand and only pertains to its very long flights at the moment. Greg Foran, CEO of Air New Zealand, told guardian The double-decker family will be a “real changer in the economy class experience.” He added, “New Zealand’s geographic location puts us in a unique position to be at the forefront of the very long-distance travel experience. We’ve focused on sleep, comfort and luxury because we know how important it is for our guests to have a good rest. Whether they’re heading straight to a meeting or their first vacation spot, they want to be Ready and working from the start.” “Research shows that the first night away from home is the hardest part of getting a good night’s sleep, which is why everything we do on board is aimed at creating a sense of calm,” said Leanne Geraghty, the airline’s director of customer and sales. Lighting and sleeping rituals, including sleeping pills and tea, to healthy food choices and breathable fabrics.”
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