For many parents, there's nothing more nightmarish than the idea of flying with a baby, as getting comfortable on an airplane can be a challenge even without an infant. To improve the travel experience for families, Air New Zealand launched its Economy Skycouch program in 2017 and it recently received a Crystal Cabin Award for airline innovation.
The most recent updates to the Air New Zealand Skycouch program aim to provide support for the youngest travelers of all, thanks to an infant pod insert. This design, complete with safety harnesses, allows a baby to lay down throughout the flight, even when the in-cabin seatbelt lights indicate that adult travelers should buckle up. The size of the pod takes up about two seats, which makes it easy for couples or people who are traveling in pairs to tend to the baby.