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Skycouch Review

Skycouch Review

  1. Anonymous

    Hi there,

    There have been a few interpretations of Air NZ’s original skycouch from Air Astana to China Airlines. Are there any plans to review them from a single passenger perspective? I would be curious to read whether it would be a viable alternative to Premium Economy or Business class in terms of comfort and quality of sleep?

    Thanks

  2. David W

    I dont think there are any plans to review it anytime soon.

    I think to get SkyCouch, you need to book at least two seats (or maybe all three) in economy anyway, so if youre traveling alone, that’s quite a premium, especially as it’s still regular economy service. You might be able to sleep better though, since it’ll be a flat surface.

    Personally, I’d probably pay for premium economy instead of two/three economy seats for a skycouch.

    Cant earn miles on all the seats either 😉

  3. rickyw

    [URL]https://jetsettingben.boardingarea.com/2016/03/16/air-new-zealand-skycouch-review/[/URL]

  4. No Name

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 56368, member: 29″]
    I think to get SkyCouch, you need to book at least two seats (or maybe all three) in economy anyway, so if youre traveling alone, that’s quite a premium, especially as it’s still regular economy service. You might be able to sleep better though, since it’ll be a flat surface.

    Personally, I’d probably pay for premium economy instead of two/three economy seats for a skycouch.[/QUOTE]

    I’m afraid you thinking is wrong.

    While I have never flown a product like this, nor do I have any plans to, I just made a dummy booking on the NZ air website and it seems that Skycouch is sold as an optional extra and you can book it even if you just book a single Y seat.

    Further more you can mix Y and PE, dummy booking LAX-LHR mid May comes to $2,456.11 or about 1/4 of J ticket on the same day for a direct flight on any airline. Y with Skycouch LAX-LHR, PE on the return. The price is less than what NZ charges for their PE product return on the same flight.

    I can see the value if you are *A Gold and get fast track security (where available) and lounge access. And while it’s a fare cry from a proper J a flat surface to sleep on is a flat surface to sleep on and beats PE for night flight any time.[/QUOTE]

  5. No Name

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 56394, member: 1436″][URL]https://jetsettingben.boardingarea.com/2016/03/16/air-new-zealand-skycouch-review/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER]

    Is it just me or does JetsettingBen comes across as a pompous twat?

  6. rickyw

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 56406, member: 268″][USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER]

    Is it just me or does JetsettingBen comes across as a pompous twat?[/QUOTE]

    Lol. That’s one way to put it! I was just shocked to see an entire review with 0 photos. But hey, to each their own…

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