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Economy Passengers Could Soon Lie Down On Airplanes—Meet The Airline That's Doing It First

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Economy flights practically guarantee a stiff neck, a child kicking the back of your seat and competition with your seatmate to claim the middle seat's armrests. One airline wants to cure to these traveling ailments: Air New Zealand recently announced the world's first lie-flat "pods" for economy class airplanes, set to debut in 2024. The concept, called "Skynest," has been in research and development for five years and will likely feature two rows of three stacked… (www.cnbc.com) More...

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godutch
godutch 13
It's not economy if you pay extra... it's "something else." The sleepers may RESIDE in economy, but it won't be economy prices.
Windrider6
Bruce Johnson 2
Agreed. Attaching "economy" to the story is just to get more attention.
SkyAware123
SkyAware123 2
I think they're trying to say there is an option for economy flyers to get a bed. Which is what it says. IT doesn't say for the same same price you can get a bed.
The mile high club will be expanding soon.
johntaylor571
John Taylor 5
I don't need to lie down. Just make the seating more comfortable with a little extra room instead of a seat the size of a child's school desk and no leg room.
SkyAware123
SkyAware123 1
Then get economy plus or premium economy... or first or business.
more space = more $$$

paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 3
put some wings on that superchief.
sparkie624
sparkie624 4
Interesting.. Where it may be located in Coach, it will not be Coach Prices I am sure!
SkyAware123
SkyAware123 1
IT's an addition. You have a regular economy seat and sign up for x-hours of a bed. Bed is somewhere else than your seat.
Sorak
Sorak 1
I much prefer my turbulence bounces to be in the Direction my spine is already going. Can you imagine being bodily lifted up and then slammed back into the bed when undergoing turbulence? It would be the worst amusement park ride ever.
rlowney
rlowney 1
Maybe it would be like being on trains where you could get a sleeper in the old days. Interesting concept. I would think it would be Coach Plus.
SkyAware123
SkyAware123 1
The trains I've seen you had to fold down the top bunk in the same cabin. The plane thing is a seperate area with beds you have to pay extra for.
Sorak
Sorak 1
I'm much prefer my turbulence bounces to be in the Direction my spine is already going. Can you imagine being bodily lifted up and then slammed back into the bed when undergoing turbulence? That would be the worst amusement park ride ever

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