Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
Hello fellow travellers, anyone got good insights into the sky couch concept of AirNZ? Specifically, as a solo traveller, does it work as basically a lay-flat bed? Secondly, is it better worth paying extra over and above what a Premium Economy seat gives in terms of space and comfort?
Member since 20 Nov 2015
Total posts 43
That's an interesting idea! The photos make it look like a lie-flat bed, and I suppose if you have lounge access due to status and either aren't too fussy about economy meals or just don't eat them, then maybe it's a decent bed. I would just do my maths and look at how much it would cost to buy all three seats, or maybe you buy two seats, one at the window and one at the aisle, and hope that nobody buys the middle one! The premium economy seat would beat the economy seat in legroom as well as general space and comfort on a 'seat vs seat' basis but if you are comparing the whole Sky Couch row to premium economy I think the Sky Couch would win.
Member since 19 Aug 2011
Total posts 19
Depends on how tall you are, the length of the skycouch is 5'3". I've flown it once, as a couple, and it was impossible to lie side by side (I suspect unless you are both tiny waifs). I'd suggest if you are more than 5'8" even folding your knees up wont be enough to avoid you feet drifting into the aisle to get hit. Personally, I'd always pick premium economy over Skycouch because I am 5'10", and the NZ premium economy pitch is 42" (noticeably more than QF). Skycouch fees are available when booking economy class fares on suitable aircraft on long haul routes with a single Skycouch usually priced at 2.5 times three economy fares.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 314
I have looked at Skycouch a few times a wondered about the photos NZ have on the website showing a couple side by side. They must be small people.
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Member since 26 Apr 2019
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