They call it "Cuddle Class," but we affectionately think of it as "Economy Kama Sutra." That's right, we're talking about the infamous Air New ZealandSkycouch.
It's an unconventional seating ideaselling three economy seats with extra room as a kind of convertible bed for two passengersand AirNZ has been going about marketing it in unconventional ways. But then, when have they ever been conventional? They have a pitch-black plane and body-painted crew for goshsakes!
Lately, however, Air New Zealand has taken the celebrity route to pitch the seats, involving such unlikely names as Richard Simmons, David Hasselhoff, Snoop Dogg and now...the scandalous Playboy twin ex-girlfriends of Hugh Hefner. Watch above as they flirt with AirNZ's latest mascots.
To truly understand how Air New Zealand has reached this point, you've got to see the progression through their (actually pretty awesome) YouTube channel. For the Cliffs Notes, we've embedded the key celeb videos for you below:
The current in-flight safety video, featuring Richard Simmons:
The return of "da Hoff":
And just for old times' sake, the body-painted safety video that started it all: