Delayed flights could soon become a whole lot more bearable! Rather than being forced to whiling away the hours in a crowded gate area with nothing to do, European travelers may be taking a snooze in an enclosed pod before long, complete with Netflix and Wi-Fi instead — yes, really!
The sleek, capsule-like contraptions are called AirPODs, and, according to Travel + Leisure, the devices, dreamt up by two Slovenian businessmen, Mihael Meolic and Grega Mrgole and currently in beta testing, will reportedly be part of a commercial trial in UK airports later this year.
For the rough equivalent of $18 per hour, travelers will be able to rent out a design-forward pod (which look like the giant egg Lady Gaga rode in at the 2011 Grammys) close to boarding gates with reservations made via an app. With plenty of room for luggage and a plush chair for napping, it’s the perfect spot for a quick refresher. Alternately, it can also be used to get ish done, thanks to the small desk that serves as a handy workspace with its Internet connection, TV, Netflix account, and noise reduction properties, just to name a few.
Guests will also be treated to A/C, timely flight updates, and an alarm that ensures you don’t miss your flight in the comfort of the pod.
If all goes well, the sky’s the limit for the rest of the world, with T+L noting that their success could be replicated around the globe. *Fingers crossed!*
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