This UK airline is introducing sleeper beds in economy for long haul flights.
How much do you value a good night’s sleep? Probably not enough to justify the second-mortgage migration to First Class. But according to The Sun, UK airline Thomas Cook has come up with a solution that allows economy passengers to occupy a whole row – and bed – to themselves.
From 13 May this year, Thomas Cook will offer sleeper seats beds to passengers on selected long-haul flights. The sleeper seat is located at the back of the A330 planes and comes at an additional cost of around A$375 each way.
The only downside is that you can’t eat meals while the bed is set up, so you’ll have to finish your food before laying down for some zzz’s. And while you and a partner can swap between the bed and another seat during the flight, only one person can use it at a time.
The bed includes a specially fitted mattress, sheets, head rest, blanket, amenity kit, pillow and even a special seat belt so you won’t have to worry about turbulence while you’re asleep. The airline insists that customers under 5ft 11 would be comfortable in the bed, which is offered to adults and children over 12 years of age.
Do you struggle to sleep in a normal economy chair? Would you be interested in trying out the seat sleeper?
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