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KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment

KLM turns jet into a two bedro...
KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
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KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
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KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board
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Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board
The airplane pad features a master bedroom with a king size bed
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The airplane pad features a master bedroom with a king size bed
The airplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
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The airplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
The retired KLM aircraft has received an impressive interior makeover
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The retired KLM aircraft has received an impressive interior makeover
The aeroplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
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The aeroplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
The aviation apartment also comes with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a library full of books and magazines
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The aviation apartment also comes with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a library full of books and magazines
The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
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The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
Floorplan of the KLM Airplane Apartment
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Floorplan of the KLM Airplane Apartment
KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
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KLM has transformed one its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment
Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board
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Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board
The airplane pad features a master bedroom with a king size bed
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The airplane pad features a master bedroom with a king size bed
The airplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
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The airplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
The retired KLM aircraft has received an impressive interior makeover
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The retired KLM aircraft has received an impressive interior makeover
The aeroplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
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The aeroplane has been converted into a 366 sqm (3,940 sq.ft) vintage-inspired apartment
The aviation apartment also comes with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a library full of books and magazines
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The aviation apartment also comes with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a library full of books and magazines
The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
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The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
Floorplan of the KLM Airplane Apartment
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Floorplan of the KLM Airplane 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.

Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board
Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion accommodates four guests and is currently featured on Airbnb, as part of a contest to win a night on board

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.

    Source: Airbnb via Conde Nast Traveler

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    6 comments
    EddieG
    There's no kitchen, not even a microwave or coffee maker. There's no elevator either. Overall, it doesn't seem to be very well thought out.
    f8lee
    What's the additional charge for pillows and blankets?
    Bob Flint
    The last place you want to sleep on long hauls or while on layovers..
    Stephen N Russell
    No liquor consumed, they serve on thier active flights anyway, what gives? & no microwave? Get Real. Ill pass.
    Bill Bennett
    NO beer allowed? Pass.
    Jay Finke
    Years ago, I did a service call and when I arrived, it was a Amtrak car, out in the woods set on tracks, Wow that was cool, But no.. he was outdone by this, a Jet ! Nice.