Gate-to-Gate Reclining Seats May Come to an Airline Near You
A full night's sleep on Pacific flights with Qantas Airways may be in your travel future
Flying isn’t what it used to be. The glamour is gone. They charge you for bags they used to carry for free. There’s less leg room in the economy class cabin. You can’t even get a full can of soda.
But worse than all of these is how hard it is to get some sleep on long — especially trans-oceanic — flights. Though a full bedroom suite is still only the aegis of people willing to pay $16,000 or more for transpacific flights, and the business suites with a chaise lounge cost as much as a first-class ticket, Qantas Airways is introducing a new seating option that allows reclined flying from the moment you board to the moment you leave.