From the country that brought us ice hotels, Sweden will soon introduce a hostel housed inside of a decommissioned Boeing 747-200. Personally, I’ve found airplanes to be one of the least comfortable places to sleep in. Only on the rare occasion when I was able to secure a whole isle for myself, have I enjoyed quality sleep high up in the skies. And my fear is that even this option may soon be a thing of the past. I’ve started to notice that to cut costs, more and more airlines are implementing arm rests that can’t be folded up and out of the way.
So in future, the only chance one may have of ever sleeping comfortably again in an aircraft, may be either in the expensive luxury suites onboard the new Airbus 380’s. Or in The Jumbo Hostel. With 25 rooms and 85 actual beds, the only downside would be that unlike the a380’s, this one will be staying put.