Sleep is pretty high on the ‘things we’d like most while flying’ list and thanks to some pretty cool NASA technology, Air New Zealand is here with a new pillow to enhance your snooze time!

Air New Zealand have made history with this innovative squishy pillow, which uses technology originally developed for astronauts – to further improve comfort for its passengers.

The airline is always looking at ways to enhance the customer experience and we think sleep is always a good place to start!


So what makes this pillow so special?

The pillow 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.

“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 environment.”

Niki Chave, Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Experience

The pillow is manufactured by premium German bedding company Paradies which actively produces bedding in a CO2-neutral process, keeping climate protection and sustainability at the core of its business.


On what flight can we space snooze?

The new hypoallergenic pillow is available to passengers travelling in Business Premier, to enhance comfort on the Chicago route.

Sweet dreams!