6 bizarre airplane interior designs that could change flying forever


Long-haul flights are a necessary evil and I was intrigued this week to see Air New Zealand is launching the world’s first sleep pods for economy class travellers. 

This is a rare bit of good news for aviation design. I’m still smarting from Ryanair’s idea to remove toilets from planes and its Skyrider concept, a “standing seat” from the pits of hell. 

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Fortunately, it’s not all bad. There are plenty of people designing airplane interiors with passenger comfort in mind. Here are some of the latest (and greatest) ideas: 

Sleep pods