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Joining the Mile High Club has Never Been Easier

In order to make the long-haul international trips more comfortable, Air New Zealand has designed the economy class “SkyCouch,” where a couple can purchase the cheaper third seat in a row and fold away the arm rests and fold up the foot rests to create a couch-like sleeping environment that’s ideal for cuddling. 

It is inevitable PDA and mile high club membership will skyrocket after the introduction of this cuddle couch in April 2011, and many people have been joking about a “clothing required” sign next to the “fasten seat belt” sign. What do you think about the SkyCouch? Should we keep spooning to the bedroom, or are you already planning a vacation to New Zealand?

Check out the commercial for the new and improved Air New Zealand airplanes:

Wait – did I just watch a trailer for a futuristic sci-fi movie, or do planes actually look like this? The Continental/United flight I took yesterday still had the same itchy blue fabric from 1995 on the seats and I had to pay to eat lunch (a $5 turkey sandwich) and was taunted the entire flight by clips from a Katherine Heigl rom-com that I could watch in entirety if I was willing to pay a whopping $7.

And this whole time Air New Zealand is offering white pod-like seats in first class and couches in coach? I’ll stomach PDA anyday.

Joanna Buffum is a senior English major and Anthropology minor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  She is from Morristown, NJ and in the summer of 2009 she was an advertising intern for OK! Magazine and the editorial blog intern for Zagat Survey in New York City. This past summer she was an editorial intern for MTV World's music website called MTV Iggy, writing fun things like album and concert reviews for bands you have never heard of before. Her favorite books are basically anything involving fantasy fiction, especially the Harry Potter series and “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” by Susanna Clarke. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, playing intramural field hockey, watching House MD, and making paninis. In the spring of 2010 she studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and she misses the friendly, tall, and unusually attractive Danish people more than she can say. After college, she plans on pursuing a career in writing, but it can be anywhere from television script writing, to magazine journalism, to book publishing. 
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