Zephyr introduces lie-flat airline seats for economy class

Zephyr Aerospace, a San Francisco-based startup, has announced the introduction of lie-flat sleep seats for economy class passengers, to aid in sleep and social distancing, the company said.

Zephyr is a new airline seating concept that transforms the seats in premium economy class on wide-body aircraft into lie-flat beds. The idea, still in the concept phase, could revolutionize the in-flight experience as airlines encourage people to travel again.

The lie-flat double-decker seating concept for premium economy class passengers offers a comfortable bed with all-aisle access in a 2-4-2 configuration — the same density as existing premium economy set-ups on 90 percent of airlines worldwide. It´s the cheapest way to sleep on long-distance commercial flights.