Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Sleeping Pods Mean No More Crashing On Airport Floors

I can't decide if this is cool or creepy. The days of sleeping on the airport floor or uncomfortable waiting area chairs are over in Abu Dhabi, with the installation of "sleeping pods" in its airport terminals.

The pods are high-tech chairs that can converted in to private beds in the airport terminal for times when your flight is cancelled. They boast partial or fully enclosed sliding shades to separate you from the airport crowds, internet access, storage for your luggage and a place to charge your electronics.

But will people pay to use them? has more.

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