Flying long haul with little ones...everyone fidgeting, moaning about being uncomfortable, not being able to sleep, not having enough room. All this will soon be a thing of the past. Those clever clogs at Air New Zealand have come up with the SkyCouch.
The Skycouch is essentially a flexible 3 seat configuration which converts into a fully flat bed, or should you wish, a combination where the two 'hips' can lie down, or stretch out and use as a play area, and the parent can sit up beside them. Should you be travelling child free, a couple can use it as a bed...ah, bliss! Even those big bulky armrests disappear into the back of the seat. Love it.
The Skycouch will be available in economy (yes, economy!), from April 2011 on the new 777-300 aircraft from London to LA, and then on all aircraft in 2012. Good one Air New Zealand. Thanks for thinking of our little hip travellers.