Mom reveals flying hack that'll turn your economy seats into a full-size bed

Mom reveals flying hack that'll turn your economy seats into a full-size bed

A mom has shared a genius flying hack that can turn economy seats into a full-size bed.

Taking to her Facebook page, The Real Mumma Adele Barbaro explained that for just $127US (or £104), she was able to transform her family's economy seats into a full-size bed.

She took advantage of this hack on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles with her husband and two young children. And, as any parent will asset, flying with children and keeping them entertained on a flight is difficult at the best of times, let alone when you're traveling long haul.

A father and son sleeping on a plane. Credit: Facebook / TheRealMumma

In her Facebook post, Adele wrote: "If there is two of you traveling, you can purchase a third seat at half price and you will get the entire row to yourself.

"The leg rests all rise to meet the chair in front and create a completely flat, large play or sleep area. Paul and Harvey had a bed and so did Chloe and I."

A boy watching television on a flight. Credit: Facebook / TheRealMumma

"It's the next best thing to business (but way cheaper) and perfect for long haul flights with young families," Adele concluded before adding, "And we all slept."

A mom named Kirsty wrote: "Oh we've had this before and we LOVED it.

"It was just us and one baby - a MUCH better option than the bassinet seats as I could lie down and feed and both me and baby could sleep (while his dad binge-watched movies! Haha!)."

A girl lying down on a plane. Credit: Facebook / TheRealMumma

Even Air New Zealand commented on Barbaro's post:

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However, while a lot of parents praised the hack, others expressed their frustrations that it was only available on certain flights.

"I wish every airline would allow this as it would be very handy when traveling to Ireland which is two flights first one 14hrs and second one 8hrs but unfortunately they won't let us use them," Edel Walsh said.

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The upgrade, aptly dubbed the Skycouch, is currently available on certain Air New Zealand Boeing 777 and 787-9 aircraft. Prices vary depending on demand, availability, and destination.

And if you like the idea of turning three economy seats into a bed, but your airline doesn't offer this service, why not try this...

Amazon is currently selling these inflatable travel cushions that can be used in the exact same way:

Credit: Amazon

Credit: Amazon

Simply purchase three of these comfortable cushions at around $15-a-pop, throw a blanket over to hold them in place - and voilà - you've got your own bed in economy class! (They also work great for sleeping little ones in one seat - see picture above).