Many people are fond of traveling, but are afraid of taking overnight flights – because over the night the cabin is filled with baby cries, loud snores and all sorts of annoying noises, while the seats are rigid, upright and uncomfortable, causing passengers to end up staying sleepless for the whole night.
But in Sweden, there’s a Boeing 747 that does not have stiff seats, but instead provides soft beds and fluffy pillows. Sounds cool eh?
This is it – the one and only airplane hostel around the world, Hostelling International’s Stockholm – Arlanda – Jumbo Stay Hostel.
Where does the idea come from?
Originally built for Singapore Airlines in 1976, the aircraft later served with Air Club International, Transjet, Northeast Airlines, Jet Midwest Inc, Tower Air, Nationair, Cathay Pacific, and Garuda Indonesia. The last owner was Transjet which had Arlanda as base, but it went bankrupt in 2002, leaving the plane at Arlanda since then.