Commercial flights are adding private jet amenities

2017 is evidently the year that airlines are upping their game.

First Emirates Airlines announced they’d invested a whopping $500 million in their wine offerings. Then Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific released Betsy Beer, their own brand of beer designed to taste better in air.

Now, Qatar Airways have unveiled their plans for in-flight double beds — perfect for the luxury traveller who likes to hog the sheets at 30,000 feet.

The new seats (or should that be beds?) have taken two years to create, reports the Daily Mirror, and come with hand-stitched Italian leather and satin rose gold finishing. STow away privacy panels have been fitted to allow couples to isolate themselves from the rest of the cabin and each business class “QSuite” comes with movable TV monitors.

The beds will reportedly be fitted on to existing Qatar Airways planes starting in June, at an estimated rate of one aircraft a month.

[Daily Mirror]