Air New Zealand offering bunk beds for long haul flights to New York

Bed in the clouds! Passengers will soon be offered BUNK BEDS on long haul flights – but only for four hours at a time, Air New Zealand says 

Air New Zealand has raised the bar for long haul flights out of the southern hemisphere by offering economy class passengers access to bunk beds beginning in 2024. 

The bunk beds, known as Skynest, are available for passengers to book for four hours at a time on the 16-hour ride from Auckland to New York City, according to Bloomberg. The rental cost has so far not been revealed. 

This comes as the global travel market continues to grow as Covid-19 lockdowns are eased worldwide. 

While Air New Zealand’s main rival in the region, Qantas, is launching an Auckland-New York route in June in addition to investing in a million dollar lounge in the city’s airport. 

Both will be using Boeing 787 Dreamliners for the journeys. The Air New Zealand planes will be fitted with a total of six beds.