We used to joke about such things, but Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace—the global aerospace equipment and systems supplier—are planning on creating sleeping pods, lounges and meeting space to put in the cargo holds of aircraft by 2020.How? Carriers will be able to include pre-constructed beds that will be separate from the main economy and business class seating areas.
There will also be bookable meeting roomspace, lounges and areas for children to play. Instead of taking space from established seating spaces, Airbus and supplier Zodiac Aerospace will put the areas below the usual seating classes—in the cargo hold. For more on this possibility, which was first announced last week in travel trade publications in Europe and elsewhere, read here: