Have you always wanted to catch a few ZZZ’s during your extended layover? Does the idea of resting on the floor of an airport sound absolutely awful? Well then read this sleepy heads.
Cubicle sized sleeping rooms have finally made their way to the United States. Made popular by Asian travelers, these little nesting nooks will have you feeling refreshed and ready to get to that final destination without the bags under your eyes.
The world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta, opened five mini-suites where sleep deprived passengers can count some sheep for $30 an hour.
The rooms are 7 feet by 8 feet and are outfitted with such amenities as pillows, blankets, a small desk, internet access, flat-screen 32-inch television with DirecTV and of course a daybed sofa. Best of all the room has updated flight information with alarm clocks so that you do not wind up sleeping in.
The next airport to provide some places to rest your weary head is San Francisco International. The NoCal airport will offer 14 specially designed rooms for international travelers with the same amenities as Atlanta.
While this is exciting news for Americans, both Asia and Europe have long had these types of resting areas for their passengers. Although layovers are shorter in the U.S. and most of us Americans use airports as a means of transit and not a resting point, I have no idea why it took so long for the United States to catch on to this great idea.
I personally am up in the air about actually using one. Even though I would prefer the privacy of a little room to rest, I just can not see paying $30 an hour to use a room that I will probably only need for two-hours at the most. What do you think of this new airport feature? Would you snooze a few hours away in between flights?
Source: USA Today