Air New Zealand, ATW's Airline of the Year, unveiled new economy and premium economy seats as part of a major cabin makeover (ATW, February 2010). The economy seat features a unique swing-up, fully padded section that converts a triple seat into a bed. A single passenger can buy a set of three seats for little more than the cost of a premium economy seat. GM-International Airlines Ed Sims told ATWOnline that the new product "gives control back to the passenger." The triple seats initially ...

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