Thomas Cook Airlines has become the first leisure carrier to launch a ‘sleeper seat’ on long-haul flights.
On sale from today for flights from May 13, the seat costs from £200 one-way, on top of the cost of a standard economy fare.
A roll-out mattress, fitted sheet and pillow are placed on top of a row of three seats, turning them into a narrow bed.
Suitable for passengers up to 5’11” tall and over the age of 12, there will be up to four sleeper seats at the back of the aircraft, said the airline. They will be available on A330 long-haul routes including New York and San Francisco.
Commercial director Henry Sunley said: “We always look for ways to innovate for our customers and Sleeper Seat is a UK first that we are really proud of. It is a fantastic way to transform your flying experience and enjoy some extra comfort when flying in Economy.”
Sleeper seats can be booked online as an ancillary, said a spokeswoman.