Taiwan’s China Airlines has become the first carrier to license Air New Zealand’s Skycouch seat design, in which a long footrest converts a row of three economy seats into a double bed. China Airlines says it will offer the economy-class product in its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from September. The footrest rises from the vertical to horizontal position to extend the seat into the legroom and thereby create the bed. The carrier says it will install 30 such sets in the first 10 ...

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