Fact: Wrangling a screaming child in a cramped airplane row amid a hundred grouchy airline passengers is every parent’s worst nightmare. Thankfully, Air New Zealand wants to help.
According to The Mirror, the airline has just proposed new updates to its Skycouch seats (an existing feature where three seats in a row lie completely flat to accommodate sleeping children between takeoff and landing). The new enhancements to Skycouch would include an infant harness so that babies can lie down during takeoff and landing and for the duration of the flight, as well as an “infant pod,” an enclosed crib-like add-on that would allow parents traveling with babies to lie next to their child for the flight.
Air New Zealand is currently waiting for regulatory approval, but if the changes get the green light, the airline will upgrade its Boeing 777 and 787-9 Dreamliner planes.
BRB, planning our next family vacay to Queenstown.