In Travel on Tuesday 19th Mar, 2019

UK airline now offers beds in economy class on long-haul flights

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UK-based airline Thomas Cook launches game-changing seat option. Source: Facebook - Thomas Cook Airlines UK

Air travel isn’t the most comfortable experience at the best of times, especially if you’re in economy class, but a UK-based airline may have a solution.

Passengers flying with Thomas Cook Airlines now have the option to purchase an entire row to themselves and lie back in comfort for the flight. The sleeper seat, located towards the back of the aircraft, transforms into a bed thanks to a comfy mattress designed to sit across a row of three seats.

Once in the air, passengers can notify an attendant to make up their bed, which also includes a fitted sheet, a head rest, pillow, blanket and amenity kit. For safety, the seatbelt comes with a special extension meaning there’s plenty of room to stretch out for a snooze — although you’ll have to sit up to eat.

Henry Sunley, commercial director at Thomas Cook Airlines said: “We always look for ways to innovate for our customers and sleeper seat is a UK first that we are really proud of. It is a fantastic way to transform your flying experience and enjoy some extra comfort when flying in economy.”

However, they come at an extra cost with prices starting from £200 (AU$373) one-way. It’s available for adults and children 12 years and older, and will be available in economy class from May 13 on the airline’s long-haul flights, which cover destinations such as San Fransisco and New York.

Take a look at the seats in a video below:

Would you pay extra for a sleeper seat? Do you enjoy air travel?

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