GEOFFREY THOMAS ON AIR NZ’S NEW BUNK BEDS

by Airlineratings Editors
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June 29, 2022
Geoffrey Thomas

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief has appeared on Ticker News to discuss Air New Zealand’s revolutionary cabin for its new 787s.

The Air New Zealand offering is divided into seven products or subproducts.

Business Premier Luxe

This class combines the new Business Premier suite with closing doors for privacy and there is a tad more space.

Business Premier

A new suite for business class travellers (above) with all the latest refinements for storage and comfort

Premium Economy

The airline’s premium economy was the industry’s best and it’s about to get better with more privacy and protected space where you can recline at leisure without interrupting the person behind.

Economy Skynest

When it’s time to swap the headrest for some bedrest you can book some horizontal time in this six-bed pod. It is available for premium economy and economy travellers.

Economy Skycouch

The airline’s award-winning Skycouch (below) is a sensational product and perfect for couples or parents with children.

 

Economy Stretch

As the name suggests – more room to stretch with the seat pitch of 35 inches (89cm) rather than the usual 31 to 32 inches (79-81.5cm)

Economy seat

The airline is adding an enhanced economy seat with more storage, comfort and space and a 50 per cent bigger screen for entertainment (below). Connect to Bluetooth audio and pair your device to act as a remote control or second screen.

The eight 787-9 Dreamliners arriving from 2024 and retrofitted current 787-9 fleet will have either eight or four Business Premier Luxe seats, 42 or 22 Business Premier, 52 or 33 Premium Economy, 125 or 213 Economy seats, and specifically on the ultra-long-haul aircraft, six Skynest sleep pods.