For these of us behind the aircraft, travelling long-haul is fairly difficult at the very best of instances, add taking your children throughout the world to go to household and mates and also you’re getting into room 101 territories. Back in 2011, Air New Zealand helped ease the long-haul for economic system travellers after they launched the award-winning Economy Skycouch, a row of three Economy seats that convert right into a flat, versatile floor for relaxation, leisure and play.
Now they’re taking it a step additional for folks travelling with youngsters, by introducing a devoted toddler harness and belt, so infants can stay mendacity down all through the cruise part of a flight even when the seatbelt signal will get turned on. A brand new toddler pod additionally offers further consolation and safety for the airline’s youngest Skycouch prospects.
The Skycouch Cuddle Belt (what a reputation!) was beforehand solely licensed to permit two adults or an grownup and youngster travelling collectively to lie down aspect by aspect on the Skycouch. It’s additionally been up to date to permit two youngsters to make use of it.
Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne expects the modifications to be in style with household teams. “The Skycouch has confirmed to be an actual game-changer within the Economy cabin. While we initially marketed it to , we shortly found the product suited dad and mom with younger households particularly nicely. Parents can calm down whereas their youngsters are in a position to have their very own house and flat space to play with out interrupting different passengers.
“Through this process, we’ve spoken to many customers who have travelled on the Skycouch and their feedback has helped to inform the updates and refinements we’re introducing this year.”
Air New Zealand plans to make the modified Skycouch product accessible progressively onboard its Boeing 777 and 787-9 Dreamliner fleets within the coming months. For the aircraft fanatic, the airline shall be displaying the up to date Skycouch on the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from 10 to 12 April 2018.