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Dabl At Home Dec 2020
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How Skynests Will Change Air Travel!

Air New Zealand’s promise to provide increased comfort and luxury on ultra long-haul flights inspired us to explore ways to make all your flights more comfortable, no matter the length!

Air New Zealand is changing the way we think about long-haul flights, or flights that last for more than seven hours. The airline is starting by making their ultra long-haul flights, or non-stop journeys that last more than 16 hours, an extra comfortable experience for all of its passengers — including those flying in economy class. 

Air New Zealand announced that it planned to equip eight Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets with bunk beds and couches by 2024. These cozy setups will be called Skynests. The carrier says it is the first to offer sleep pods on airplanes and is the first to offer even the lowest paying passengers in economy the option to use them. More space and the comfiest seats on the plane are usually reserved for those flying first class and business class and typically come with a hefty price tag. 

The announcement comes as Air New Zealand gears up to offer non-stop flights between Auckland and New York beginning in September of 2022. According to Bloomberg, the trips can last for more than 17 hours. Meanwhile, a competing airline, Qantas, plans to offer non-stop flights between Sydney and New York and Sydney and London by 2025. These flights will cover approximately 10,000 miles in a span of about 20 hours, although this carrier hasn’t unveiled anything like the Skynests yet to help make the time fly. 

As people spend more time in the sky, it’s up to the airlines to provide increased creature comforts to make ultra long-haul flights endurable, and dare we say it, even enjoyable. For Air New Zealand, the solution is the Skynests, which will enable passengers to lay flat and stretch out mid-flight. 

Of course, we still have some time before passengers will get to test out these Skynests. But whether you are planning to fly for two hours or 20, you deserve to be comfortable! Check out some of our favorite travel accessories you can use to make sure your next flight is as comfortable as possible! 


Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

The BCOZZY Travel Pillow is no ordinary pillow, and will ensure you reach your destination feeling good. The BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow is machine washable and has a special patented design that comfortably supports your head, neck, and chin while you’re on a flight or on a long road trip. The ergonomic design will prevent headaches, shoulder pain, and neck pain by keeping your head and neck from falling too far forward or getting stuck in a wonky position. It comes in 8 vibrant colors and patterns, and comes in sizes meant for kids and adults.

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Ultralight Comfortable Contoured Travel and Sleep Eye Mask

Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or car, you’ll want the ability to disconnect from the chaos of travelling and relax. This ultra soft eye mask comes in 6 vibrant colors, and is made in one size to fit all. This lightweight latex-free eye mask is made from molded foam that is contoured to allow you to blink freely and won’t put annoying pressure on your head. It is also designed to avoid smudging makeup. 


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Blanket Scarf For Women

This blanket scarf from FURTALK comes in 11 stylish colors, and functions as both a fashion accessory and as a cozy blanket while traveling. Each scarf is reversible, made from eco-friendly materials, and has a soft, cashmere feeling. It looks incredible with any outfit, but can also be used as a blanket or for warmth. 


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Compression Socks for Men & Women

You’ve most definitely thought about packing socks for your trip, but if you are traveling by air, you may want to consider changing into compression socks for your flight. Compression socks can help prevent uncomfortable sensations while flying, like when your feet tingle from falling asleep. Compression socks will also help you avoid dangerous side effects that sometimes occur from sitting too long on planes, such as blood clots.

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Inflatable Travel Pillow for Airplanes

Especially if you’ll be sitting in the middle seat, this inflatable travel pillow will be an absolute godsend on your next flight. The pillow is designed to allow you to lean forward at just the right angle during long flights, car rides, or bus rides. The result is no insomnia and no pain in your neck and back caused by sleeping at a weird angle. As an added bonus, your purchase will include an eye mask and ear plugs as a free gift! 


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Airplane Foot Hammock (Memory Foam)

Don’t want to rest your feet on the dirty airplane floor? Give your feet and lower back the vacation they deserve by bringing this foot hammock on your next flight! The lightweight, travel-sized hammock is made with memory foam to be extra comfortable. The hammock simply attaches to the seat in front of you, and is non-intrusive so it won’t bother any other passengers on your flight. 


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