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Temperature-Regulating Airplane Pillows

Air New Zealand's Inflight Pillow is Powered by NASA Tech

— October 7, 2019 — World
Air New Zealand is introducing an all-new airplane pillow that incorporates NASA technology and features that were originally developed for astronauts to help enhance sleep and comfort. The innovative pillow is coated with Outlast, which was intended to be used on space gloves for the purposes of providing protection against extreme fluctuations in temperature—the temperature-regulating technology is useful for not only absorbing heat as the skin gets hot but also releasing heat as the skin cools.

The hypoallergenic pillow is now available on Air New Zealand's Chicago route to passengers traveling in Business Premier. By introducing this high-tech pillow design, Air New Zealand claims it is the first airline to share this unique offering and hopes to enhance the customer experience in a different new way through comfort and sleep.
Trend Themes
1. Temperature-regulating Pillows - Opportunity to disrupt the sleep accessories industry by incorporating NASA technology to regulate temperature and enhance comfort.
2. High-tech Airline Amenities - Opportunity for airlines to differentiate themselves by offering innovative and unique sleep products, improving the overall customer experience.
3. Hypoallergenic Materials - Opportunity to tap into the growing demand for hypoallergenic products, especially in the travel and hospitality industry.
Industry Implications
1. Sleep Accessories - Opportunity for sleep accessories manufacturers to develop temperature-regulating pillows that provide enhanced comfort during sleep.
2. Airline Travel - Opportunity for airlines to introduce high-tech amenities like temperature-regulating pillows to enhance the customer experience and differentiate themselves from competitors.
3. Hospitality - Opportunity for hotels and resorts to offer hypoallergenic pillows with temperature-regulating technology to cater to the needs of their guests and improve overall comfort.
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