KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment

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KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment

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The idea of spending a night on a plane might be a nightmare for anyone who has flown a long-haul flight in Economy class. But KLM is offering an upgrade that is much more attractive – even if it doesn't get off the ground. The airline has transformed one of its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment. Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion offers four guests a unique overnight stay without the turbulence.

The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and has received an impressive interior makeover. Converted into a 366 sqm (3940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment, the aircraft features an open plan lounge room, study zone, master bedroom with a king size bed, second bedroom with two single beds, two fully equipped kitchens, 116 jet windows, eight tiny bathrooms and a panoramic cockpit.

The aviation apartment also comes with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, a library full of books and magazines, use of the buzzer/wireless intercom and a viewing room where guests can enjoy extra leg room as they watch the planes come in and depart from the adjacent airport.

Guests must however abide by the following House Rules:

  • No flying
  • Don't use the inflatable emergency slide
  • No smoking when the non-smoking cabin sign is on
  • Do not use the jet engines to toast marshmallows
  • Guests must water the plants and feed the fish
  • No consumption of alcohol allowed on board
  • Guests are asked to treat the plane as their own plane
  • This one-of-a-kind apartment is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board, and will be temporarily available to house guests from the 28th to the 30th November 2014. Entrants can enroll online via the Airbnb website and the lucky winners will be flown in from anywhere in the world. However, if you don't happen to be lucky on this occasion and love the idea of spending the night in a grounded jumbo jet, you might like to check out the Jumbo Hostel, located in Stockholm.

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