Passengers will now have the option of booking a sleep pod that will be more than 2m long and 58cm wide which includes a pillow, sheets and blanket.
The beds will also come with ear plugs along with a curtain across each bunk for privacy which helps passengers to get some shut eye on the flight.
Air New Zealand revealed details of the new prototype they have been working on in a bid to provide more comfort for passengers travelling on a long-haul flight.
And there are also talks for the beds in the economy cabin to include a reading light and a USB charger too.
The “Economy Skynest” – which features six of these beds in a pod – has come about after three years of testing and the airline has now filed for a trademark and patent for the new beds.
However, it is uncertain where the beds will sit in the economy cabins or how much they will cost passengers.
Air New Zealand unveiled another of their economy comfort inventions a number of years ago, the Skycouch, which is a row of economy seats that change into a couch after take-off.
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Mike Tod, the chief marketing and customer officer for the airline, told the New Zealand Herald that they have put a lot of effort into providing comfort in Economy cabins.
He said: “We have a tremendous amount of development work underway looking at product innovations we can bring across all cabins of the aircraft.
"A clear pain point for economy travellers on long-haul flights is the inability to stretch out. The development of the Economy Skynest is a direct response to that challenge."
The company has said it will hold off deciding on whether to roll out the beds until they see a success in flights from Auckland to New York next year.
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