Where is this taking us…could travel be about to become more exciting?

by John Spark on May 3, 2012

13% happy to sleep with strangers on flights


Couldn’t help myself when I saw this headline…

Just had to ask your thoughts.

First here in part is what I recently read  in an article …

13% of people would be happy to share a Skycouch with a stranger they met in queue, according to the latest poll from flight comparison site Skyscanner.

The Skycouch, which has been developed by Air New Zealand, works by converting a row of three airline seats into a bed. It is being heralded as the first ‘lie-down economy bed’, and the first major improvement in economy class travel comfort in 20 years.

Now I for one would be very happy to see some more comfort in economy.

It goes on…

Three seats must be purchased together, with the third seat offered at a discounted rate. Each of the seats has a cushion that folds up from beneath, and arm rests all tuck away, creating a flat mattress that will allow two adults to stretch out.

Stretch out…you certainly get my vote!

73% of the people who voted in Skyscanner’s poll said that they would happily pay the extra for a Skycouch, of which 60.5% said they would share with their partner. 25% said that they wouldn’t pay the extra and would rather save their money.

Nearly 500 people voted in the poll, and the overall results show that Air New Zealand’s innovation is a winner with long haul flyers and a lucrative move for the airline.

Where is this taking us…must say I certainly would have to give a lot of thought before considering  this  option…with a complete stranger…mmm. Nah …cant see me doing it myself.

What about you?

Lets see what others are thinking shall we…take the pole…might be surprising.

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