My Island is a new economy class sleeper product offered on select medium-haul and long-haul services by Fiji Airways. The Nadi based airline will let you sleep across three standard seats, for a price of course.

Air New Zealand offer something similar with their SkyCouch, however that is actually a special seat which offers more space. Here the seats seem to be normal ones, which should be fine for most people anyway.

My Island by Fiji Airways

The CEO of APEX (that’s the Airline Passenger Experience Association, don’t you know?), one Dr. Joe Leader, had the opportunity to experience this. He reports that My Island cost FJ$499 on a flight from Nadi to Los Angeles, which translates to US$240, AU$320, €215 or £183.

Considering that NAN-LAX is a 10 hour and 15 minute sector, that price seems very reasonable to me. I randomly checked airfares and a one way ticket costs US$813, while a return from LA to Fiji and back is US$799 on a sale fare.

What do you get? Well, for a start you get three seats to yourself. To help you sleep, you get a business class size pillow, a mattress topper, an extra blanket and an extension seat belt. That way you can stay buckled in while sawing away at those z’s.

The oneworld Connect carrier operates a fleet of Airbus A330 and Airbus A350s on long-haul services. In addition, all economy class passengers receive a 30kg luggage allowance, which is far above most other airlines that offer just 23kg.

Overall Thoughts

It’s not immediately clear how you go about booking My Island, but it certainly seems to be available. Perhaps you need to do that at the airport or maybe it’s in Manage Booking once you have a ticket. Who knows!

Quite frankly I’d be forking over my hard earned cash with nary a thought given the opportunity. Can’t see non-stops between Fiji and Europe happening anytime soon though, so chances are slim I’ll be trying it anytime soon.

What do you think of Fiji Airways My Island product? Is it something you would buy on a long-haul economy class flight? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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