Friday, January 25, 2013

One night on a Jumbo Jet 747


Unique Hotel in Sweden

As if flying across the Atlantic wasn't enough, I decided to spend the night aboard a 747.  One major difference, this one would not take off.



In order to catch an early morning flight out of Stockholm, I had to stay one night in close proximity to Arlanda Airport. 

I had heard of the Jumbo Jet Hostel, situated at the Entrance to Arlanda Airport and decided to give it a try.  Hotels tend to be expensive around the airport, and though the hostel isn't exactly cheap by North American standards; it is an affordable option.  The 5 minute free bus ride to and from the Airport is an added bonus.

Once I got off the bus stop, the Plane was right in front of me.  The staff was very friendly and the basic amenities was all I needed for my one-night stay.

The plane has an observation deck on one of the wings, but due to the winter conditions it was not open. 




The rooms are on the small side, but very comfortable bedding and a flat screen TV.  I had a shared bathroom but there are also rooms for 4 people sharing with bathrooms in the hallway.

The cockpit room would be the most expensive and certainly a treat for any aviation fan.   It has a panoramic view of the airport.


There's a cafe aboard where breakfast is served, and a common sitting room.  Breakfast is served between 3:00am and 10:00 am.. It is self-help, and consists of hearty fresh breads, cheese, cold-cuts, yogurts, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, coffee and juices.  Perfect before heading out in the dark to catch the bus to the airport.



Overall, this was a new and interesting experience.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCow8FUMcH8



5 comments:

  1. that's a unique approach & great solution for an airport sleepover. wish we had some here!

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  2. Welcome home Annika. Very sorry to hear about your father.

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  3. Have not seen you for some time. I too am sorry to hear about your father. I did see you pictures on Facebook and loved the idea of sleeping in a plane!
    Dick

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