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Air New Zealand's SkyCouch is On The Move to China

Where: China
January 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (3)

An idea from Air New Zealand that practically revolutionized economy class travel is now being licensed out to different airlines to tempt flyers to book long-haul flights. China Airlines liked the kiwi airline's SkyCouch so much, they arranged to have it on its newest planes.

China Airlines, the first airline to agree to (what we can only imagine) a hefty licensing price-tag, will now include the roomy row of economy seats to its newest delivery of 777-300ERs. The keys to these new birds should be handed over by September of this year, so if you've got plans to spend some time in the air over the Pacific on one of these planes, you might get lucky.

Even though China Airlines' 777 is coming to North America, currently it's selling tickets on 747-400s with no way to buy the comfy seats. We know how these deliveries get a little delayed, so don't get your hopes up for a little more leg room just yet.

If you've got some South Pacific travel in sight, the original design is still staying on Air NZ as it's planning to keep the product on its 777-300ERs and include it on the new 787-9s. We're not going to lie, we love our increased chances of experiencing this "cuddle class."

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What is the seating scheme?

I can't tell from the articles regarding this seating arrangement how the seating plan works. Is this a bed for one passenger who buys three economy seats? Where is the extra room? Is it expensive? How does it work?

@salmon

These are regular economy seats with a larger footrest to extend and make a mini bed. Ideally this is intended for a pair of travelers (presumably that already know each other) to reserve the extra seat for a reduced cost. Here is our original post on the product. http://www.jaunted.com/story/2010/12/22/143513/55/travel/Our+First+Look+at+Air+New+Zealand%92s+New+B oeing+777%2C+Including+the+SkyCouch%21

Not China, it's Taiwan

FYI, China Airlines is from Taiwan!!!

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