Long-haul flights just got easier with Air New Zealand’s newest innovation

The new Skynest sleep pods will be built into all new Dreamliner planes with the new fleet expected to be in the air by 2024.

We all know the feeling. You’ve booked a trip, you’ve packed your bags and you can’t wait to step off that plane and let your hair down on a holiday you so desperately deserve.

But there’s always that looming dread of sleeping on the plane. Trying to manoeuvre your body into a comfortable position is something of an artform and unless you’re blessed with the flexibility of a contortionist you’re probably going to end up touching down tired, grumpy and most likely with some sort of neck pain.  

But all of that is about to change with the introduction of game-changing sleep pods by Air New Zealand for economy flyers. These little beauties will be installed into all of its new Dreamliner planes.

Named Skynest, the pods will be available to book for 4-hour periods during long-haul flights so you can stretch your legs and get at least SOME decent sleep without someone shoving their feet all over you as they too fight the uphill battle that is sleeping on a plane.

Each new Dreamliner will be fitted with six beds and will need to be booked prior to boarding however full booking details are yet to be revealed.

And it’s all because of you, the public, that Air New Zealand have introduced this innovative new feature stating the idea was born from overwhelming public demand and customer feedback on the importance of sleep and the need for comfort and more space.

Skynest isn’t the only new feature on the incoming fleet with Air New Zealand also revealing economy seats will now have more storage space and bigger screens.

The new aircrafts are expected to be in the sky by 2024 which gives you plenty of time to save up and plan the perfect trip somewhere far, far away.

You can fly Air New Zealand from Adelaide to a number of international destinations including, of course, New Zealand but also Fiji, Tahiti, Canada and the US via the land of the long white cloud.

For more information, visit the Air New Zealand website.

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