Tips for the Perfect In-flight Bed

On long, overnight flights where your passengers need to get a restful sleep, you can expect that you will need to prepare the in-flight beds. Luckily, through years of testing, researching and product development, in-flight mattresses continue to be available which offer a sleep experience like that of home.

When considering mattresses and bedding for your in-flight needs, you will want to look for options that provide the same component features and comfort-layer benefits found in brand name mattresses for the home industry, but that can be completely customized to fit the specialized seats in jets and private aircraft. You will come across a variety of comfortable mattress beds that work in various configurations, such as for a club seat with fold-down back, across two club seats with pop-up unit, across the four-seat conference area and a sofa configuration that utilizes the divan.

Jet mattresses are available in a variety of materials, such as custom micro-pocket coil mattresses, latex mattresses, gel memory foam and standard foam mattresses. You will want to look for jet mattresses that have custom hinge-folds, allowing for easy assembly and storage. In addition, you will want to look for beds that come vacuum-packed to reduce size and are completely portable, especially given the space constraints of the in-flight environment while your passengers are onboard, and light-weight to carry. These features and many more have been created to indulge your onboard flight experience and to ensure everyone gets a comfortable night of sleep.

You will find that there is a growing number of custom-fit bed linens, including Handcraft Mattress Company’s standard line of various thread counts and colors; and a complete line of Italian couture designer labels (like Hamburg House, Matouk, Peacock Alley and Sferra) are available with custom embroidery and monogramming. In addition, there are many types of mattress pads, bedspreads and duvets that can all be custom-fit.


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This article is by guest author Dave Ogle, owner of JetPedic. JetPedic is a division of Handcraft Mattress Company, founded in 1986, and supplier to the private jet industry. Handcraft Mattress Company is the industry leader in high quality, custom-made OEM mattresses and bedding for the yacht and super yacht industry, catering direct to customers and boat builders alike. JetPedic/Handcraft Mattress Company has manufacturing plants and showrooms in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Costa Mesa, CA. Any thoughts expressed in this article are entirelyDave’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Air Culinaire Worldwide.

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