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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   U.S. Airport intalls "mini-suites" in case you need a quick...nap, yeah, nap   (ajc.com) divider line 43
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2009-11-27 08:39:32 AM
$30 for the first hour?

I usually only need five minutes or so... according to your mom.
 
2009-11-27 08:45:00 AM
haa, they said "layover".....
 
2009-11-27 09:07:37 AM
An idea that should have been implemented years ago.
 
2009-11-27 09:28:48 AM
Giggity.
 
2009-11-27 09:37:01 AM
I don't believe it for a second. The real purpose is to detain large numbers of citizens caught trying to sneak a bottle of shampoo or nail clippers on the plane...or anyone on the "watch list."
 
2009-11-27 09:41:48 AM
On a trip to asia last year I had a 7 hour layover in Tokyo after a 13 hour flight and right before another 6 hour flight.

They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites, and my god, did that go a long way to making the trip much less miserable. The minisuites were clean, comfortable and well maintained.

The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner, and very quickly these will become quite icky.
 
2009-11-27 09:45:48 AM
metztli: They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites,

I never understood why airports don't do this more. After a red-eye flight a quick shower and a change of clothes will make you feel a hell of a lot better.
 
2009-11-27 09:48:39 AM
eddyatwork: metztli: They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites,

I never understood why airports don't do this more. After a red-eye flight a quick shower and a change of clothes will make you feel a hell of a lot better.


Which is why my frequent flyer card is next to my travel card: I have been using facilities like these for years and yeah, they do help. Meetings on arrival are still a PITA, but at least I feel presentable.

/ Intall?
 
2009-11-27 10:01:44 AM
metztli: On a trip to asia last year I had a 7 hour layover in Tokyo after a 13 hour flight and right before another 6 hour flight.

They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites, and my god, did that go a long way to making the trip much less miserable. The minisuites were clean, comfortable and well maintained.

The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner, and very quickly these will become quite icky.


I had to stay over night in Gatwick once. My girl and I slept on the benches with our bags beneath us while some noisy Africans played with their cell phones and talked really, really loudly, even though they were sitting right across from each other.

We would have given anything to have a nice, quiet, clean place in the airport to crash for the night.

Of course that night I did learn the value of carrying my PacSafe everywhere I go.

I usually sleep with earplugs and a blindfold. Not that night. It would have been too easy for someone to run off with the bag under my head.
 
2009-11-27 10:02:23 AM
Larry Craig has to be pleased to hear about this new perk of flying.
 
2009-11-27 10:04:28 AM
My worst two flights:

Toronto - Denpasar, Bali.
6.5 hours to Anchorage
1 hour pee/smoke break while plane refuels/re-caters.
12.5 hours to Hong Kong
6 hours layover
4 hours to Bali.
3 hour drive to hotel on north shore.

The good thing was, we arrived at the hotel at 6 pm, just in time for dinner. Went to sleep, and woke up with the roosters at 6 am, with no jet lag. And, I didn't have to reset my watch as we were 12 hours off Toronto time.

Next worst was Toronto - Bora Bora.

5 hours to LAX
2 hour layover.
12 hours to Tahiti-Faaa (arrived 3 am).
First flight out to BOB was 8 am.

That was when I had the idea of installing Japanese sleeping tubes at every airport. I figured I could rent them out for 10 bucks an hour, with a $5 dollar linen fee, and make a mint.

Add a $5 shower utility and we're rolling in cash.
 
2009-11-27 10:51:17 AM
metztli: The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner

I prefer to pee on the bed and shiat in the corner, but that is just me.

/Gotta get your money's worth
 
2009-11-27 11:04:59 AM
Sounds like a great idea to me.

Last May, Toronto to Leipzig. Got stuck in Frankfurt for 7 hours and attempted to sleep on a hard plastic bench. One of these would have been a life saver.
 
2009-11-27 11:19:46 AM
metztli: On a trip to asia last year I had a 7 hour layover in Tokyo after a 13 hour flight and right before another 6 hour flight.

They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites, and my god, did that go a long way to making the trip much less miserable. The minisuites were clean, comfortable and well maintained.

The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner, and very quickly these will become quite icky.


Have you been to bathrooms in other countries? Mother of god... if Americans are the dirtiest people you've seen, you've found the dirtiest Americans ever.
 
2009-11-27 11:20:36 AM
"This is a place to redischarge, to get work done, to get give it away."
 
2009-11-27 11:34:14 AM
Treygreen13: metztli: On a trip to asia last year I had a 7 hour layover in Tokyo after a 13 hour flight and right before another 6 hour flight.

They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites, and my god, did that go a long way to making the trip much less miserable. The minisuites were clean, comfortable and well maintained.

The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner, and very quickly these will become quite icky.

Have you been to bathrooms in other countries? Mother of god... if Americans are the dirtiest people you've seen, you've found the dirtiest Americans ever.


You just reminded me of a British friend of mine who told me about the "poop trick" he like to pull in public bathrooms. He would carefully pull the toilet paper off the roll without ripping it, wipe his ass, then carefully roll the toilet paper back up.
 
2009-11-27 11:46:08 AM
Those prices are pretty nasty though. $30/hr means that sleeping through an overnight layover will cost as much as one of the flights.
 
2009-11-27 11:47:13 AM
12 hour layover in Singapore. 8 hours or so of it spent sleeping/watching odd TV in a quiet & dark minisuite.

Best. Layover. Ever.

Singapore airport is a city unto itself. Mall, 7-11, restaurants, movie theater, hotel, arcade.
 
2009-11-27 11:54:15 AM
Can you imagine these rooms in a pre 9-11 airport? They'd be used for prostitution and little else.
 
2009-11-27 11:55:32 AM
beango12: Can you imagine these rooms in a pre 9-11 airport? They'd be used for prostitution and little else.

Now they will be used for assembling explosive, weapons, and clandestine meetings.
 
2009-11-27 12:29:19 PM
"Daybeds can accommodate a person close to 6 feet tall,"

Aww that's cute, some little person designer is still all bent out of shape for not being tall enough.
 
2009-11-27 12:40:47 PM
Thats better than farking in the middle of the concourse.

/ not that I ever did that
// or get caught doing it
/// she was hot
 
2009-11-27 12:42:17 PM
Given that when I was traveling heavy I would usually take the 5AM flight, a quick nap between flights would be very beneficial.
 
2009-11-27 02:07:46 PM
This thread should turn into everyone's worst overnight layover experiences.

Yeah, I'm kind of hijacking, but it's Black Friday, I'm at work, I have five or six hours left, I need something interesting/funny to read, it's dark and I'm wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.
 
2009-11-27 02:21:40 PM
EbolaNYC: "Daybeds can accommodate a person close to 6 feet tall,"

Aww that's cute, some little person designer is still all bent out of shape for not being tall enough.


Ha! +internet.
 
2009-11-27 02:43:14 PM
aphyd: Sounds like a great idea to me.

Last May, Toronto to Leipzig. Got stuck in Frankfurt for 7 hours and attempted to sleep on a hard plastic bench. One of these would have been a life saver.


There are free showers in the Frankfurt airport. Ask for them next time.
 
2009-11-27 03:57:43 PM
HempHead: aphyd: Sounds like a great idea to me.

Last May, Toronto to Leipzig. Got stuck in Frankfurt for 7 hours and attempted to sleep on a hard plastic bench. One of these would have been a life saver.

There are free showers in the Frankfurt airport. Ask for them next time.


I'm a musician, we don't shower.

But thanks for the info. :)
 
2009-11-27 04:06:37 PM
Spent a good nine hours (overnight) wandering the Lima airport waiting for a flight to Trujillo. Would have loved one of these.
 
2009-11-27 05:43:15 PM
It's a nice idea of you're going to be sitting around the airport for a few hours, but it'll get damn expensive very quickly.
 
2009-11-27 05:54:14 PM
Does it come with condoms and EZglide?
 
2009-11-27 06:01:57 PM
Huttah!: Spent a good nine hours (overnight) wandering the Lima airport waiting for a flight to Trujillo. Would have loved one of these.

There is noting to do in the Lima airport for nine hours. Except get some of that tasty chicken upstairs. I spring for a room at the Ramada Costa del Sol, while waiting for my connection to Cusco the next morning...

Lima airport sucks
 
2009-11-27 06:55:19 PM
There used to be something like this at SEA-TAC, but I haven't been by that part of the terminal in a while, so I don't know if they are still there. Prices seemed a bit high, but there are times when it would be worth it.
 
2009-11-27 07:15:04 PM
I can just see women standing around these things.
 
2009-11-27 08:18:14 PM
I'm going to bang my wife in one of these.
 
2009-11-27 08:34:10 PM
SpyroChiro: I'm going to bang my wife in one of these.

THIS

I have already consulted my wife and she is all for it. Only problem is if they watch the doors to make sure only one person enters, and by one person I mean me, and by doors I mean holes.

Giggity!
 
2009-11-27 09:13:40 PM
Something like this would have been nice when I had a 12 hour layover in Heathrow a few years back but not at that price.

Heathrow's a terrible, terrible airport.
 
2009-11-27 09:40:19 PM
My husband and I got stranded at Heathrow for two farking days back in 2003 when there was a strike. We ended up taking turns sleeping on one of the minuscule couches in the Concorde Lounge, which we were promptly kicked off of early the next morning because we weren't Concorde passengers. Never mind that if it hadn't been for their goddamn strike we wouldn't have had to spend 13 hours in line to get reticketed only to be told that it wasn't possible by then and that they weren't giving out hotel vouchers until the next night. Mini-suites would have been an absolute godsend (assuming we could have gotten some before the 12,000 other people who were also stranded. Seriously, it was amazing - there was a W.H. Smith's in the terminal and at the end of the first night it looked like it had been stripped by locusts. NOTHING was left except a few packs of peanuts).
 
2009-11-27 10:59:51 PM
The problem with one of these is that I would lay down for 5 minutes, and then end up oversleeping and missing my connection.
 
2009-11-28 11:02:06 AM
metztli: On a trip to asia last year I had a 7 hour layover in Tokyo after a 13 hour flight and right before another 6 hour flight.

They had these kinds of suites as well as little shower suites, and my god, did that go a long way to making the trip much less miserable. The minisuites were clean, comfortable and well maintained.

The problem with these is that Americans are farking pigs, so you know someone's going to shiat on the bed or break the TV or pee in the corner, and very quickly these will become quite icky.


simple answer, much like rental cars, it'll require a credit card, and there will be a deposit
 
2009-11-28 11:04:42 AM
EbolaNYC: "Daybeds can accommodate a person close to 6 feet tall,"

Aww that's cute, some little person designer is still all bent out of shape for not being tall enough.


i missed that

goddamn short people
 
2009-11-28 12:33:16 PM
30 bucks for the first hour is ok. but every hour after that should be like 10-15 bucks.
 
2009-11-28 02:40:04 PM
FTH: "U.S. Airport intalls "mini-suites"...'

HTF do you "intall" something? By hiring contractors from the Special Olympics?

/I'm an awful, awful person.
 
2009-11-29 11:02:50 AM
Why are the floors sticky?
 
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