Air New Zealand


Skycouch - Air New Zealand

Over three years from 2007, in a design complex called Hanger 9 in Auckland, and with the help of some high-powered international designers, Air New Zealand came up with innovations for airline seating including Skycouch and Spaceseat.

Skycouch simply has cushions that fold up at the front of the seat to turn a row of three economy seats into a couch that a couple of adults can cuddle up on. While it's not a whole new airplane by any stretch of the imagination (or of the legs) it's a first in airline seating