Airline Changes Coach to 'Cuddle Class'

Couples can book a row and sleep
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2010 12:05 PM CDT
Airline Changes Coach to 'Cuddle Class'
On Air New Zealand, the seats will actually be designed for sleeping.   (Shutterstock)

It’s not “economy” seating—it’s “cuddle class.” That’s the genius innovation cooked up by Air New Zealand, which is fitting its Boeing 777s with new “Skycouches,” rows of three regular seats that can convert into something vaguely resembling a bed. (Aol has a picture here.) Buy out the row—paying full price for two seats and half price for the third—and you should have room for two adults and a small child to sprawl out and nap.

“The days of sitting in economy and yearning to lie down and sleep are gone,” Air New Zealand’s CEO boasted. "Just keep your clothes on, thanks." The seats won’t be formally in place until April, but are scheduled to make an inaugural flight in December. (Read more airline industry stories.)

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