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(Chicagoist)   Chicago's O'Hare airport to offer tiny rooms by the hour for sleeping, but not sex. Subby will just keep cruising the bathrooms for that   (chicagoist.com) divider line 72
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2013-01-19 07:50:46 PM  
Came here for the capsule hotels, left satisfied...

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2013-01-19 08:06:03 PM  
Subby. meet me in the restrooms by Concourse D, Gate 16 in 30 mins. Third stall from the left.
 
2013-01-19 08:26:36 PM  

clowncar on fire: For the designers of this plan without a flair for the obvious: people sleep on the ground, on uncomfortable seats, and anywhere carpeted to avoid having to pay $120 a night for a room in a hotel- regardless if they could afford it or not. Why not price small cubicle like bunks in the range of $5- $10 an hour (single or double occupancy) and $50 nightly.

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THIS. I'd love to have this sort of thing in more places (since life is only getting busier), but $30 an hour/$120 a night is ridiculous. Your price plan is doable.

/Not that I'm flying anytime soon, but hey
 
2013-01-19 08:57:43 PM  
I....Ummm... But the extra monies... with the drinks.... And ummm...

Aw, shiat do I have to pay for their luggage now? Vodka was way easier and more lucrative.
 
2013-01-19 09:17:24 PM  
Like everything at O'hare, the pricing is stupid expensive. Actually it's worse because you can get a regular room with King sized bed in the Hilton right there for $120-150 depending on the night, at least if you book more than a day ahead. $30 for only one hour in a coffin is worthless, so if you have at least 3-4 hours just get a real room. If you only have a couple hours, get one of those headbag personal space things and put biohazard stickers on your stuff.
 
2013-01-19 09:46:50 PM  
stiletto_the_wise

The guy in the Ann B. Davis spot there...his balls are showing.
 
2013-01-19 09:57:44 PM  
I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.
 
2013-01-19 10:18:29 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Like everything at O'hare, the pricing is stupid expensive. Actually it's worse because you can get a regular room with King sized bed in the Hilton right there for $120-150 depending on the night, at least if you book more than a day ahead.


These are for the people who couldn't book a day ahead. $229 for a room tomorrow night at the Hilton O'Hare. I guess you could book a hotel room with your flight, then cancel it day of if everything looks like it's going well, but for an emergency room $120/night isn't bad considering it's built into the airport.

I'm just surprised so many hotels are built near the airport, but so few are attached to the airport. I know that airport shuttles can be used, but it just seems like the all-in-one experience is so American that it's weird it hasn't happened at every major airport.

Like, Denver's new airport has tons of unused space right next to the parking garage out front, but all the airport hotels are a few exits down the freeway. Portland has a bunch of hotels just down the light rail line, but that's $2.50 each way, or you can wait for the hotel shuttle. Both of those also have the advantage of being major airports that serve a number of smaller cities that don't have direct air service, so a good chunk of people flying out will have spent a few hours driving to the airport in the first place. Having on-site accommodations is a nice feature, even if most flyers won't use it.

LAX seems like another obvious choice to have either something like this, or something like the more traditional Westin in the Detroit airport or the Hilton attached to Boston. I'd think a combination airport/hotel/conference center would do well since they all share similar amenities.
 
2013-01-19 10:23:24 PM  

davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.


Sadly, 911 killed that off for good.
 
2013-01-19 10:26:49 PM  

fireclown: davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.

Sadly, 911 killed that off for good.


You're probably right, but I just can't figure out if the stuff is secure enough to go on a plane why can't it be left locked up?
 
2013-01-19 10:29:26 PM  

davidphogan: fireclown: davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.

Sadly, 911 killed that off for good.

You're probably right, but I just can't figure out if the stuff is secure enough to go on a plane why can't it be left locked up?


You make a good point, but I just don't see it happening.
 
2013-01-19 10:59:58 PM  

davidphogan: fireclown: davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.

Sadly, 911 killed that off for good.

You're probably right, but I just can't figure out if the stuff is secure enough to go on a plane why can't it be left locked up?


You want LOGIC? You're talking TSA here!
 
2013-01-19 11:02:37 PM  
I didn't get a problem with farking out of the article; what i got was a veiled concern about prostitution. Which is illegal in Chicago and IL, i'm assuming.
 
2013-01-19 11:27:27 PM  

redly1: ewe...if they keep up the rooms as well as they keep up the rest of ohare, no thanks


Whoa, whoa, WHOA! No one said anything about livestock!
 
2013-01-19 11:41:15 PM  

davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.


Last time I flew, I sent most of my luggage via FedEx Ground and just carried a backpack with a day's worth of clothes and a few essentials on the flight. The cost difference was negligible (shipping was cheaper but the box only stood up to two cross-country shipments), but the convenience of having to carry so little was well worth it.
 
2013-01-19 11:42:08 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I don't know why more airports don't do this.


Minneapolis had something similar a number of years back but last time I flew through there (this was before the Lindburgh terminal got rebuilt) they were gone.
 
2013-01-19 11:57:05 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm sure this won't go awry at *all.*


I rented one at Narita a couple times. They are great. It had a shower, a bed, toilet, etc.
 
2013-01-20 12:03:45 AM  

davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.


Again, Narita has lockers. I vaguely seem to recall Dallas having them too, but I may be wrong.
 
2013-01-20 01:59:46 AM  

davidphogan: I'd be willing to pay a few bucks an hour for a secure locker to drop my shiat off in. I hate it when I get stuck travelling alone with a three or four hour layover and have to carry it all around with me. Especially if I have to go through security to have a cigarette. It would be great to be able to lock up my backpack, carry on bag and coat and would probably help shorten security lines.


Backpack. Airport. Paranoia.
Not kidding.
Dig, I was at DFW, American Terminal, B4 Door, Upper level.
I'm waiting on my ride...usual commute, coming in from "work" out in San Fran Psycho, waited at the carousel with a nervous, decidedly pudgy, long hair...as his backpack came around I watched a fat baggie with an herb that was called "Red Haired Sinsemilla" roll out of his pack as it came onto the pickup revolver. He snatched his backpack up and strode through the terminal doors and stopped at the curb. Another fat baggie dropped out. Being a nice guy, I told the hippie dude that I'd picked up his weed inside, and what he just dropped. He looked at me, and at the two bulging baggies, and started sort of a chant of..."no, not mine, go away. It isn't mine please leave me alone", and last but not least, the ever popular "I'm going to call a cop!" I couldn't help but laugh at his nervousness as I held the two Jumbo Party Packs in plain sight. I told him "okay, and thanks", then my ride pulled up and we went off to celebrate the splendors of "Airport Paranoia-V-1980".
The airport was a trip. People with suitcases full of money, suitcases full of snorksno, and money and dope hand-offs that just sort of didn't work. Used to fly Continental a lot, the pre-metal detector restroom. Guy in end stall removes ceiling tile, puts stuff into ceiling, replaces tile, leaves. So I naturally went over there and recovered a very nice parting gift! That was a good LZ to flit in and out of...
The airport Hotel? Nice place. I once took a south american gent over there from the terminal(he looked confused, and I was a "local". He was angry at being put off his plane for being mucho barracho. He wanted to buy my S&W459, offered $2,000. The man bought himself a good 9mm at a price he suggested. Anyway, the guy was a "somebody" and nobody knew him. He wanted to kill a few people that flew away on his plane...I guess he was thinking about the 64 kilos of Coke going around on the carousel at Ohare.
Still, he was one hell of a guy, not familiar with the way everybody is Rodney Daingerfield in 'merica...none of us get any respect, and we sure as hell ain't passing it out. It's good to know there are still people who will kill you for being disrespectful....oh, wait....maybe I shouldn't have sold him the heater.
WhatwasIsaying?
Uh. Sorry...rambling...stereo-opticness...the old delta9...
 
2013-01-20 02:25:40 AM  
Solon Isonomia: still, the soundproof walls implies the developer was taking loud farking into mind...

I know you were being funny, but in the USA, lawyers actually think like this.
 
2013-01-20 03:59:50 AM  
I would swear on a stack of Bibles that I saw a similar set-up at Ohare back around 1995. I recall thinking it would be cool to have my then girlfriend meet me there so we could try it out.
 
2013-01-20 06:42:23 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I don't know why more airports don't do this.


They do. Incheon, Narita and Beijing airports all have them.
 
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