Sunday June 05, 2016

United Airlines’ Polaris Business Class Has Sleeping Pods

After 12,000 hours of market research, United Airlines realized that people want to sleep during their flights. I don’t know how comfy they are, but it has to be better than sleeping in a regular seat.

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The pods, designed for long-haul international flights, will be configured single file so that there’s "no stepping over anybody," United chief marketing officer Thomas O’Toole explains. In case passenger snores are too faint for flight attendants to hear, there’s a "Do Not Disturb Sign," just one of what United calls "sleep-enticing amenities." (Others include a "calming lavender pillow mist" and "ergonomically designed eye shades.)