Sleep on Air New Zealand's Skycouch!
Air New Zealand Offers Service to Six Australian Cities --and The Skycouch!
By Max Hartshorne
How long has Australia been on your bucket list? Here is a price that you can’t let slip away, just like your dream of visiting the country’s beautiful Gold Coast, stately Adelaide, exciting Sydney, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the seaside city of Cairns.
You might not realize that Air New Zealand offers daily service to neighboring Australia but it does and they’ve come up with fantastic deals for flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to one of six gateway cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, and Coolangatta, (the Gold Coast).There’s nothing like Australia–and Air New Zealand, I can personally attest, does a great job with everything to make you comfortable for the long ride down under.
This is the airline made famous by their in-the-nude flight safety video, and they’ve got some really innovative ways to make your trip more comfortable, like their Economy Skycouch on their Boeing 777-300 long-haul jets.
Air New Zealand's Skycouch is a row of three Economy seats that when pushed down create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be - an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area. It’s like having your very own couch on the plane.
What makes the Skycouch different to other Economy seats is the way the trio of seats transform. With a touch of a button, a footrest will come out from under each of the three seats which you can pull up to create a flat, flexible space for you to use however you like.
By booking this three-wide seat space, you really can get the most from your long-haul flying experience. The seats themselves are our Economy seats with armrests that disappear into the back of the seat. There’s also a trinket tray, a winged headrest and a sleep pillow on every seat. The converted seat/couch is 5'1"x 29", plenty of room, as long as you know your seatmate well!
The Economy Skycouch™ is available on ANZ's 777-300 long-haul services and will be progressively introduced on Air New Zealand's new 787-9 Dreamliner and 777-200 refurbished aircraft.
This is the seat extender that turns your two adjacent coach seats into a comfy couch you can snuggle in, it extends the seats to make a little bed for two! If you’ve ever flown anywhere longer than 12 hours, you’ll be very happy to be in one of these couch-convertible seats.
You have so many choices!
Choose some beach time on the Gold Coast, visit the biggest city of all Australia, Sydney, or watch some footy in Melbourne. Stroll the pretty streets of Cairns, by the seaside, or take in Kangaroo Point in Brisbane.
Choose which great Australian city you want to fly to, at a terrific price!
AirNewzealand.com/australia for more details!
This story was sponsored by Air New Zealand but the opinions are the author's.
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Max Hartshorne has been the editor and publisher of GoNOMAD Travel in South Deerfield Mass since 2002. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted, and became the editor at GoNOMAD. He travels regularly, enjoys publishing new writers, and watching his grandchildren grow up.