Mattresses that go across a row three seats to create a temporary bed are being introduced on Thomas Cook Airlines’ long-haul routes.

The sleeper seat is available for adults and children 12 years and over on flights from May 13 with prices starting at £200 one-way.

The mattress sits across a row of three economy seats at the rear of the aircraft.

Passengers take off as normal before cabin crew transforms the row of seats and assembles the mattress with a fitted sheet, head rest, pillow, blanket and amenity kit.

Thomas Cook Airlines commercial director Henry Sunley said: “We always look for ways to innovate for our customers and Sleeper Seat is a UK first that we are really proud of.

“It is a fantastic way to transform your flying experience and enjoy some extra comfort when flying in economy.

“It’s flexible too, as while only one person can use Sleeper Seat at a time, you can swap with other people in your group during the flight…but it’s entirely up to you if you want to share.”

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