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#268058 26-Feb-2020 09:55
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This I must admit is a innovation after a long time from Airnz -  i am not a fan of their business product , but this seems like a good move. 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/air-new-zealand-economy-sleep-pods-lie-flat-bed-skynest-2020-2?r=US&IR=T

 

Air New ZealandA rendering of the new Skynest.

 

  • Air New Zealand just unveiled a new economy-cabin sleeping pod for its long-haul planes.
  • The sleep pods, called the Skynest, would offer lie-flat beds for some economy passengers who pay extra for access to it. There would only be six on each plane – Air New Zealand’s long-haul planes typically carry at least 200 economy passengers.
  • The product is still in the research phase – the airline said it would make a final decision about implementing in late-2021.

Air New Zealand Sky NestAir New


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  #2427247 26-Feb-2020 09:55
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  #2427260 26-Feb-2020 10:13
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looks great. they just need a pole for me to stick the tablet/laptop on so i can use it when lying flat. i presume it also comes with strap belts for the body.





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  #2427263 26-Feb-2020 10:19
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yay for mile-high club comfort :D

 

 





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  #2427267 26-Feb-2020 10:24
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I assume you wouldn't be booking a bed for the entire 18 hour trip? So part of the flight in your chair and part in the nest? So more than 6 passengers can use the Skynest, maybe 3 per bed rotated throughout the flight? Still only 18 people get a flat snooze, and that's on the long flight. 

 

I wonder if I'm travelling with the fam, we can book one nest and rotate them through.

 

 


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  #2427291 26-Feb-2020 11:04
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Just awesome! 





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  #2427367 26-Feb-2020 11:25
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BlueShift:

 

I assume you wouldn't be booking a bed for the entire 18 hour trip? So part of the flight in your chair and part in the nest? So more than 6 passengers can use the Skynest, maybe 3 per bed rotated throughout the flight? Still only 18 people get a flat snooze, and that's on the long flight. 

 

I wonder if I'm travelling with the fam, we can book one nest and rotate them through.

 

 

 

 

i can just see facebook videos of fights going on, with someone booking 1 hr and then not leaving the bed, or unable to be roused from their sleep, etc





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  #2427368 26-Feb-2020 11:26
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kobiak:

 

yay for mile-high club comfort :D

 

 

 

 

i think it's one person per bed from the way it's built





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  #2427385 26-Feb-2020 12:02
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From the absence of lee cloths, seat belts etc, it doesn't look likely that these will be occupied during take of and landing. If that is true, passengers who pay for the bed will also need a seat.

In that case, this is likely to be quite an expensive offering.

It looks like the six bunks will occupy comparable space to 8-12 seats.

If we assume that only one passenger is allocated to each bed, I would guess that a bunk add on would more than double the cost of an economy ticket, making the market for this product quite neigh.

There may be a niche case for it on the Auckland - Newark route. The extremely long distance, and associated high fuel load will drastically cut into payload for passengers / cargo. If a plane has its interior tailored for that route, you might as well go for a lower density layout (usually done via a higher ratio of premium classes compared to economy), and space consuming idea's like this may be viable. If a general plane is used (with a high density layout), it will just need to fly with a bunch of seats empty to keep weight down.

 

I am quite interested to see how this pans out, especially the price point it is offered at.


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  #2427389 26-Feb-2020 12:08
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kobiak:

 

yay for mile-high club comfort :D

 

 

i think it's one person per bed from the way it's built

 

 

it won't stop solo mile-high club members :)

 

and I'm slim... she is too, so should not be a problem hehe





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  #2427420 26-Feb-2020 12:42
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I would imagine it'd cost an arm and a leg. I recently got upgraded to Premium Economy which was fantastic, lots of legroom, very recliny seats, and a soft pillow instead of a biscuit, it's actually possible to get decent sleep like that, so I asked my lovely travel lady what the difference in price was. It was double the cost. You can actually get business class (former first class) for about that if you book well in advance, so it'd be a pretty hard sell.

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  #2427423 26-Feb-2020 12:48
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Batman:

 

kobiak:

 

yay for mile-high club comfort :D

 

 

 

 

i think it's one person per bed from the way it's built

 

 

 Not if you stack yourselves vertically.  And I’m sure they will be engineered to withstand some ‘turbulence’.





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  #2427424 26-Feb-2020 12:50
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...will be fitted in revamped Air New Zealand cabins early next decade.

 

 

But I guess that was just the Herald cutting/pasting from something written last year, because later in the article...

 

 

The work is well advanced and will be fitted into its new Dreamliners - the stretched 787-10 - when they start arriving in 2022.

 

 

 


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  #2427436 26-Feb-2020 13:04
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Be awesome when the snoring starts!! 





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  #2427450 26-Feb-2020 13:22
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Still reckon they should just quit pretending and just knock everyone out, bundle them in a glorified breathable cargo departments...

 





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  #2427453 26-Feb-2020 13:34
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When are Air NZ opening up the Fhloston Paradise route? (Not to Ponsonby)


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