A Sleeping Pod for Economy Flyers

Air New Zealand has filed a patent application for the Skynest sleeping pod, which would allow economy passengers to stretch out and during long-haul flights

One pod contains a total of six beds, arranged into two bunks with three levels each. The beds themselves are 200 centimetres long, 58 centimetres wide and are completely flat.

Skynest was developed over three years of research and development in anticipation of the airline’s longest flight, which will launch this October between Auckland and New York and can take up to 17 hours and 40 minutes.

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