Air New Zealand has turned to technology used by
NASA to enhance the inflight sleep experience of passengers.
The new hypo allergenic pillow, available in
Business Premier on the airline's Chicago route, is coated with
Outlast which was developed for use in space gloves to protect
against extreme temperature fluctuations and keep hands cool.
The temperature regulating product, awarded
certified space technology by the Space Foundation, absorbs heat
as the skin gets hot and as the skin cools the heat is released.
Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer
Experience Niki Chave, said, "We know quality sleep is important to our
passengers, particularly those travelling in Business Premier on
our long haul routes. This pillow allows passengers to lay on the
side that regulates their temperature or sleep on the regular
side, which ultimately gives them more control over their
The pillow is now available alongside the All
Birds eye mask to enhance comfort on the Chicago route, the
longest in Air New Zealand's network.
The pillow is manufactured by premium German
bedding company Paradies.
Air New Zealand,