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Abu Dhabi Airport Debuts World's First Cocoonlike Sleep Pods
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Posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Weary travelers looking to catch a nap inside an airport can rarely escape the noise and bustle of the terminal. But one airport has a unique, egg-shaped solution.

This week, Abu Dhabi International Airport unveiled cocoonlike sleeping chambers inside one of its terminals. The 10 GoSleep pods are chairs that convert into flat beds and feature a sliding shade that isolates the occupant from noise, light and crowds.

The GoSleep pods, designed in Finland, cost about $12.25 per hour of use.

Thirty-five additional pods will be installed later this year with upgrades, including Web access, secure storage for luggage and other valuables, and power ports to charge laptops, mobile telephones and other devices

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: sleeppods
Would be cool -- except for the whole hygiene thing.
1 posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Source: Abu Dhabi Airports Company
2 posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I know what you mean. You may end up laying in somebody’s Abu Dhabi Dew.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 7:38:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You Win The Raffle!!!!


4 posted on 05/08/2013 7:40:52 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Abu Dhabi Dew

That's funny right there              

Another of the myriad reasons to love this place

5 posted on 05/08/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: BenLurkin

They will NEVER have those in San Francisco.

Or, if they do, they will soon be discarded. Cuz they would HAVE to be.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 7:41:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Abu Dhabi Dew

Excellent! :-)

(no similarity to Yabba Dabba Doo)


7 posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:22 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: BenLurkin

Funny thing though, they still cannot locate the test engineer, Mr. vanWinkle.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 7:47:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You just made my Black Russian come out of my nose!!


9 posted on 05/08/2013 7:47:15 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BenLurkin

See links to stories about “pod” hotel rooms in Manhattan. Brrr. Think of the bedbugs!


10 posted on 05/08/2013 7:51:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: BenLurkin

A good friend of mine used to be a flight attendant on pilgrimage charter flights to Mecca. She said the airline had to completed tear out and discard the complete cabin (seats,carpeting, wall coverings),after the pilgimages, because the whole plane stank of goat and camel.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 7:52:21 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: BenLurkin
Would be cool -- except for the whole hygiene thing.

No problem; pack a sleeping bag liner! Actually, some companies that sell travel accessories sell liners to use on hotel beds.

These would be great for travelers stuck overnight in an airport during a snowstorm, or other travel backup. Even if you only got 5 hours of sleep, doing so in a quiet horizontal space would be a heck of a lot more restful than a night spent slumping in a plastic chair, and would still be less expensive than a hotel room.

12 posted on 05/08/2013 7:55:48 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BenLurkin

Hell, I could just sinki into one.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:01 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: BenLurkin

I dated a German germaphobe once. She woulda said something like that about the hygiene too. Me? I woulda slept like an innocent man.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Okay.

Just remember: Abu Dhabi Dew!


15 posted on 05/08/2013 7:58:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

But all the pods face toward Mecca


16 posted on 05/08/2013 8:04:34 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: SuziQ

Husband and I have a collection of sleeping bag liners: silk, cotton, fleece, microfiber. We use them camping, traveling, on the sailboat and as a solution to the “man who steals the covers” issue.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT by Roses0508
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To: bunkerhill7

Our pods are much more personally adaptable!

18 posted on 05/08/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thieves would rob snoozing people blind of their carry-on bags if these were ever installed in US airports.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: BenLurkin

The makings of a great movie. You wake up in the future, or in Alaska, or in the middle of a terrorist training camp. Or you wake up, and everyone else in the world is dead. So many plots to choose from.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 8:30:36 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
You wake up in the future...
21 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Defiant

THAT was my first thought....I wouldn’t feel safe in one of those....


22 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin

>> upgrades, including Web access

Why would you need internet access if you’re entering that dark, comfy, private pod to get some sleep?

...

OK, nevermind, I’ve given this some thought... I’m thinking that “whole hygiene thing” IS the issue...


23 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: BenLurkin

My brother described something quite similar in Tokyo ~20 years ago, resembling a tanning bed.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 10:16:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Bobalu

>> >> Abu Dhabi Dew

>> no similarity to Yabba Dabba Doo

And very, very good on you... Bobalu


25 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: BenLurkin

So, how many Pressure Cookers will fit in there?


26 posted on 05/08/2013 11:45:22 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: Bobalu
Muzzies, meet the Muzzies

They're the modern Jihad Family

From the town of Mecca

They're a page out of Koran History

Let's plot, with the Bombers down the street

Through the courtesy of Welfare Cheats

When you're with the Muzzies, Have a kill the Infidel time, A death to Israel time, We'll have an Allah Akbar time!

27 posted on 05/09/2013 12:08:55 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: BenLurkin

I have been to that airport.

It is not a pleasant place


28 posted on 05/09/2013 12:56:54 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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