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Sleeping Soundly on Swiss
We love to daydream about the ultimate airline seat--the one that actually enables us to sleep well. Swiss Air has just announced a new version of a fully-flat seat for business class that looks like it might do the trick.
By 2011, all of Swiss Air's long haul flights will have these six-foot-plus long "beds" installed, with a pretty clever design that saves space by having a passenger's feet fitting into a cut-out of the seat in front.
They're also replacing conventional foam with an air cushion filling that you can easily adjust to be either firm or soft. We'd be happy to have that at home, too!
For green fans, the new seats have one more bonus--each one is 9 pounds lighter so the planes will be cheaper to fly, saving 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions a year. Comfortable seats that save the planet? We always knew those Swiss could do more than just make great chocolate.
[Photo: Swiss Air]