Air New Zealand sells an unusual economy seat that can turn into a couch. Here's why they are bit disappointing but still worth it.


My wife and I just got back from a two-week trip to New Zealand.

It’s a really beautiful country to visit, and I’d definitely recommend going.

The biggest problem? It’s hard to get there.

From New York, it’ll take you about 20 hours to get to Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city. If you want to explore the glaciers and mountains of the country’s south island, add another few hours of travel.

When we were planning our trip, we knew the flights would be a bit tough. Business-class tickets definitely weren’t in our budget, and even premium economy seats turned out to be too much of a stretch as they can cost several times as much as a coach seat on long flights.

Air New Zealand, the country’s national airline, offers a fun upgrade to make flying in economy class more palatable. It’s called the Skycouch. Essentially, you get a row of three economy seats with special leg rests that flip up to make a flat surface on which you can lie down.

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