Air France subsidiary Joon, has a unique way for families traveling with small children to spread out in-flight without infringing on fellow passengers’ space. The specially designed “Cosy Joon” seats extend between rows to give little ones room to sleep or play. There are a limited number of the comfy-looking convertible seats available on select wide-body aircraft.
Convertible seats that offer extra space for children to spread out with room to sleep or play seems like something of a no-brainer for an airline whose very name is a play on the French word for “young.” In action, the “Cosy Joon” seats on the Air France subsidiary Joon might have just given frequent flyers one more reason to envy the young.
The seats, which are available on select flights for families traveling with two small children, ingeniously transform two economy-sized seats into a sort of child-sized lie flat bed. The concept allows the headrests to be redeployed to extend between rows, giving children enough room to sleep or burn excess energy with a bit of extra space to roam. The Cozy Joon seats even include a seat belt to keep little ones both secure and comfortable at the same time.
The airline breathlessly touts the innovative design as the perfect way for pint-sized travelers to fly. The marketing for the unique amenity would be more than a touch over the top if the Cozy Joon didn’t look like a dream come true for parents.
“Cosy Joon makes it possible for kids to sleep horizontally in a comfy bed and have play space! In an instant, the cabin crew can transform your child’s seat into a comfortable area for him or her to play and sleep,” the airline explains in self-congratulatory fashion (with plenty of exclamation points). “And suddenly, the entire space between rows is all yours! And that’s not all! For your child’s comfort, we’ve added a cotton mattress pad. Sleep tight little ones, and sweet dreams! Sounds Great! Thanks Joon!”
The Cozy Joon seats are available as an upgrade after booking flights on select aircraft. The upgrade can be selected online for less than $100 per passenger. A limited number of seats are available for either one or two adults traveling with two small children, and the Cosy Joon seats are located only in the four middle seats in rows 33 to 36 on the airline’s Airbus A340 planes.