A trans-Atlantic flight doesn’t exactly pair well with a short business trip. You know this especially if you fly coach, where the seats are cramped, don’t recline more than a few inches, and offer anything but comfort for those long flights. Of course, this is more a penalty for being cheap, or simply not being loaded with oodles of cash. But if you got it, you might as well spend it, right?
Boeing’s newest business jet, the BBJ 747-8 now comes with 8 completely flat beds, something they’re calling Aeroloft. Make no mistake, these aren’t seats that convert to lay flat to accommodate international rich folk. Nope, they’re always flat, and are ready to be slept in like your bed at home, though they do include a seatbelt. A separate section of the upper deck, towards the tail of the plane was created, adding 393 square feet of cabin space to the plane’s interior. It would seem, at least based on the pics, that there might be two types of Aerolofts available; one with just a curtain for privacy, and another that is partitioned off.
Greenpoint Technologies who designed the Aeroloft’s interior, has also included a changing room, though given there is full length mirror included in each space, you could in theory drawback the curtain and just change in there. Unfortunately, the amenities look few and far between, though keep in mind that these have only been delivered to head of states and will go into service in a commercial capacity sometimes in 2014.