The UK-based carrier is launching new sleeper seats on its long haul routes on its Airbus A330 aircraft.
Thomas Cook Airlines is rolling out lie-flat beds in economy class, enabling economy passengers flying long haul to bed down in comfort.
The new ‘Sleeper Seat’ transforms a row of three seats into a bed, which consists of a mattress, fitted sheet, head rest, pillow, blanket and amenity kit.
Once the arm rests are pushed up, passengers can lie across the row to either sleep, read or watch the in-flight entertainment.
The sleeper seats are 148.4cm long and 67cm deep, are on sale now and have to be booked before travel, with reservation prices starting from around $265 one-way once a single standard economy ticket has been purchased.
A return flight from Manchester to New York in the economy cabin in June, for example, is around $480. To add a sleeper seat on to both journeys – at around $260 each – pushes the price up to around $1,000.
It is less expensive to buy a sleeper seat than three separate economy tickets, but there are only four available per flight.
Henry Sunley, commercial director at Thomas Cook Airlines said: “We always look for ways to innovate for our customers and Sleeper Seat is the UK first that we are really proud of.’’
‘’It is a fantastic way to transform your flying experience and enjoy some extra comfort when flying in economy.”
‘’It’s flexible too, as while only one person can use sleeper seat at a time, you can swap with other people in your group during the flight… but it’s entirely up to you if you want to share.’’
It will be available for a supplementary price on flights from May 13. Only adults and children over 12 can book one.
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