"Air NZ program director Kerry Reeves said the primary reason the new seats had been chosen rather than the Spaceseat was the routes being flown by the Dreamliner.
"This aircraft is replacing 767s on [trans-Tasman] and Asian flying," he said. "And premium economy is either a product that we don't sell on short haul or in the Asian market, it is a very emerging product. That market doesn't value the Spaceseat space and experience you get. So therefore we thought we needed to develop something more appropriate to that market."
But he also added the Spaceseat appeared to have been "ahead of its time" and many passengers had been confused about how to use it properly. He said an in-flight video would be introduced in addition to a card already in place."
More like we could not get enough in the cabin/there was not enough blue sky between Spaceseat and Business.
If their passengers were "confused about how to use it properly" then they need to stop selling tickets to idiots. It's a seat, not the cockpit of an F22!
The Spaceseat was originally designed for the Dreamliner, but due to the delays ended up on the 77W first.
Many people find the Spaceseat is difficult to operate as you have to use your bodyweight to move forward and back while holding the lever.