British Airways launches ‘Forty Winks’ suites with nap pods for tired passengers

Struggle to kip on the plane? Or need some extra shut-eye during stop-offs?

British Airways is rolling out new “nap rooms” to give passengers some much-needed rest before they board planes.

Its “Forty Winks” lounges allow globe-trotters to doze off in the “world’s first chairs designed exclusively for power napping”.

Holidaymakers can enjoy the service free of charge, as well as “complimentary audio content” and privacy visors.

Sadly, economy passengers can't enjoy the service.

All lounge-eligible customers are able to give nap rooms a go at the moment – but in the future, it’s likely the service will be for First Class lounges only.

Luckily for Brits, the pods are launching in London Heathrow.

It will then be extended to Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York's JFK Terminal 7.

And if successful, nap rooms could spring up in other locations too.

Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: "We can’t wait to welcome our customers back after a very difficult year, and we’re always looking for new ideas to support our customers’ health and wellbeing pre-flight."

He added: "In late 2019 we carried out a survey of over 100,000 lounge guests asking what they would like to see featured in our lounges.

“Sleep pods were right at the top of their list. Our ’Forty Winks’ nap lounges will offer a dedicated rejuvenation space for customers as they return to the skies, all self-serviced via the ‘Your Menu’ lounge app.

“Beating jetlag and catching a snooze on the go has never been easier!"

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