As society constantly seeks out new, Insta-worthy experiences, there has been an influx of unlikely places being transformed into must-stay vacation rentals.
From castles to igloos and treehouses, there are some great options out there, but one exciting travel-themed offering finds a commercial airplane that has been converted into a Swedish hotel.
The plane-turned-hotel is located at the entrance of Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which makes it a convenient rental for travelers looking for a quick yet exciting stay.
And it comes at a pretty enticing price point at just $45 a night!
The jumbo jet was originally commissioned in 1976 for Singapore Airlines before being retired in 2002.
In 2007, the municipality of Sigtuna allowed the 450 seat aircraft to be turned into a 33-room hotel, and it has been open for “check-in” every day of the week.
Now, if spending the night in a grounded plane isn’t thrilling enough, guests will be able to enjoy the runway views.
If you’ve always dreamt of seeing the cockpit, you can channel your inner pilot and rent the Cockpit Suite, which is outfitted with two beds, a bathroom, and a TV.
Otherwise, you can opt for shared rooms, or even a stay in a former engine cylinder that’s equipped with a private entrance.
There’s a handful of amenities provided, including breakfast for private rooms and an on-site cafe/bar.
And don’t worry about it taking off in the middle of the night or anything as it was placed on concrete foundations and secured with steel cradles.
The unique stay breathes new life into what would otherwise be a very heavy and large scrap of metal sitting in a “boneyard,” the name of a plane’s final resting place.
Typically, aircrafts are operable for roughly 30 years before being retired and stored in a storage area. A majority of them are located in U.S. deserts as the dry conditions make for the perfect preservation of airframes, per Simple Flying.
According to Flexport, many retired planes are slowly dismantled over time, devoid of any valuables. Some parts are taken and used in training facilities, while others are recycled or sold for scrap.
But once the aircraft is de-registered, it is classified as waste… that is unless it finds a new life as a restaurant or a hotel!
So, who is ready for boarding?
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