If you are planning a lifetime trip that includes long trips by plane, you might try to find out how you can manage long flights and still feel awake, refreshed, and ready for your new adventure. But, as we all know, taking long flights is draining and tiring because we can rarely get a good night’s sleep while sitting almost fully upright, crammed in between two other people and dragged up by coughing people, crying babies and people people sweep you in the hallway. It’s amazing we can’t just pass out for a day once we get to the hotel room.
But did you know that now we have an excellent alternative to airlines that offer truly horizontal beds that make you sleep well while lying completely flat? Now when I say completely flat and horizontal, I’m not talking about a steep backrest combined with footrests, what I’m talking about is a flat bed like your bed with comfortable pillows and blankets. Wear your face mask and put on your earmuffs and you will have sweet dreams while flying through the clouds and wake up refreshed and ready to leave as soon as you touch the ground. Getting good quality sleep on your flight can make your trip much more productive and enjoyable which makes it worth the extra effort.
But I know you must be wondering about how expensive this option is and whether it is only available for those who can afford First Class. Unfortunately, most of them are only available in First Class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford it. One thought might be that it might be useful to stretch your budget to include a sleeping chair to help ensure you get the most out of your trip by being energized by deep sleep. However, another option is to use the points that you have saved on the airline or credit card of your choice. For First Class sleep options, there are a growing number of airlines that offer fully horizontal beds such as Delta, American and Korean Air, and all have a range of prices and availability.
However, for those of us who don’t have the budget or points to make Class One the choice, finally there is a new great solution. Finally, flat beds are available in the economy section through an innovative design by Air New Zeland and hopefully other airlines will follow in their footsteps. Called “Skycouch,” Air New Zeland has a row of three seats that have been specially designed to create a fully flat space to the rear seats in front. This provides a place for children to play or a flat surface for adults to relax and sleep.
So how much does the “Skycouch” option cost? For two adults traveling, Skycouch costs will be based on the purchase of two seats at a standard price with a third seat about half the price. This service will be launched on Air New Zealand services between Aukland and Los Angeles, … Read More