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Want To Stay In A 747-200 Hotel (hostel)?  
User currently offlineTurbofanMikey From United States of America, joined Aug 2013, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

This cool place right @ the Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden is very unique! Likely the most unique hostel on earth!

You get to stay in a REAL Boeing 747-200. They have everything from rooms for 2 people in bunk beds...to a suite right in front of the control columns!

I can't tell you how many times I have woken up in the middle of the night and felt the urge to pretend I was guiding the Queen of the Sky to the runway. So I just launched X-Plane on my iMac!! But now...(when I go to Sweden...God willing lol) I can hop out of bed and make my control inputs on REAL a 747 control column! They built an observation deck on the port wing & have a restaurant in the FWD cabin! The website explains the whole conversion process.

This is my first post after joining. As usual with most message boards...I am about to be flamed! lol But its great to be here! I am getting ready to start flying lessons and have been browsing this site for a long time. I finally decided to join. Be nice! Nobody yell @ me!!! lol I just wanted to share something cool!

I have never been to this place. This is not an ad from the owners. But I sure as heck want to go!!!! I hope someone likes my link!

http://www.jumbostay.com

The 747 Resort





-Mikey

p.s. If this is old news...Sorry! Just trying to contribute, kindly!  

[Edited 2013-08-24 14:05:35]

[Edited 2013-08-24 14:06:44]


+++ This post was written by a normal guy who has a bit to share, lots to learn! But I hope whatever I said helped the o
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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3297 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

It's been around for a long time.

I stayed at it in September 2011, and it was very fun! I even got a sneak peek into the cockpit suite (which runs around $300 a night or more) while they were cleaning it. The upper deck "lounge" is a fun place to hang out and meet people, as is the nose.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

I stayed there last December. Was a nice, if short, visit. This a/c once flew for PA...and I have flown it as a passenger.


I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5571 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Mental note to self: when in Sweden....

Scandinavia is a place I really want to go to, and you've just given me another reason to consider it  
Quoting TurbofanMikey (Thread starter):
This is my first post after joining

Welcome to Anet 

And don't worry about been flamed for this, I'd say it was a "safe" general interest topic. After all, it's not as though your first post was "Airbus are cr*p because..."  

And we're nice people really   



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
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I stayed there in the winter of 2012, room 737   Quite a nice experience, it definitely beats your average hostel! The original overhead bins are still installed and I even found some Tower Air stickers in my room.

Martijn



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3297 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
737  

I swear that's the room I was in, too!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Welcome to Anet! And yes, I have known about this 747 hostel for a while now. Really want to stay in the flight deck suite one day. Not sure when I will be in Stockholm again but the next time I am ever there I will be spending a night there. That is for sure.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

I booked a one night stay yesterday!   I'm going to Stockholm september 20th. to 22nd.

I'm going to fly with the SAAB 2000 from Braathens! BLL-ARN and return  


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Yes, I think I'll try to stay here too for one night when in Stockholm next (maybe next March)

Quoting Fallap (Reply 7):
I booked a one night stay yesterday!   I'm going to Stockholm september 20th. to 22nd.

I'm going to fly with the SAAB 2000 from Braathens! BLL-ARN and return  

I'll also be in Sweden on those dates, but Goteborg mainly. On the 22nd I'll be flying the ATP (hopefully!) HAD-ARN, then SAS via CPH to Geneva.


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 5):
Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
737  

I swear that's the room I was in, too!

I can't imagine the extent of "staining" from so many geeks being in an aeroplane...  



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User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 2):
and I have flown it as a passenger.



Originally manufactured for SIA, I too flew on it as N727PA in 1987 SEA-LHR.

Great idea, surprised no one else has tried it anywhere else, with a 747.


User currently onlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
I even got a sneak peek into the cockpit suite (which runs around $300 a night or more)

My gosh, $300?!?! I love planes and all, but no way in heck would I pay $300 for that room. Guess plenty of people would, though.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
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It's a shame it doesn't have full engines to complete the look. Is there any practical reason why it shouldn't have some old engines on it? Kind of bugs me a bit looking at it.


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