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Istanbul airport has sleep pods that you can rent to take naps. Today I took a 4 hour nap here during my layover Removed: Rule 6

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u/WarCryy 1d ago

Where do you put your carry on luggage while you nap? Is there a place to put it underneath without the concern of it getting stolen?

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u/floatingm 1d ago

Yeah, it was super handy—the mattress folds up and there’s a little storage compartment for storing luggage underneath! Also the area is fenced off and you have to pay for a bed to get in, so I don’t think randoms can lurk and potentially steal luggage

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u/WarCryy 1d ago

Oh that’s neat it’s even closed off as well. Very cool!

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u/Ath47 1d ago

Yeah, I was very glad to hear that. I was picturing some 7 year-old brat running by and banging on each pod, waking up whoever is inside.

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u/jimbolic 1d ago

I was imagining someone placing a drink down on the pod, and it spilling over and drenching the sleeper.

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u/Milhouseisgod 1d ago

That one probably happens

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u/Comrade132 1d ago edited 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

I was picturing an attractive lady tapping on the pod while holding a mysterious box. I open the pod and she asks if she can join me. Disoriented from the sudden interruption of my nap, I say "No, I'm happily married and would never violate my vows." She opens the box. "What? No. I was simply wondering if you were interested in a loaded chili dog." Which I gladly purchase from her at an extortionate price.

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u/somewhat_sven 1d ago

Airplanes amirite

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u/NolieMali 1d ago Silver

I like to picture Jesus as a figure skater. He wears like a white outfit, and He does interpretive ice dances of my life's journey.

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u/ItsjustJim621 1d ago

Looking at a few in the background, it looks Ike there’s a retractable cover that comes over top…so I imagine there’s some degree of protection in case that happens

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u/DrSomniferum 1d ago

I think that's where the drink would hypothetically be placed - directly on the cover. Open your pod, get drenched.

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u/WankWankNudgeNudge 1d ago

Classic bucket on the pod-cover prank

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u/kwtransporter66 1d ago

I'm picturing a 55 yr old brat doing the exact same thing.

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u/nooneknowsme9 1d ago

how much did it cost for 4 hours?

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u/CliplessWingtips 1d ago

I paid $11 for a shower in Tokyo airport so I want to know the price of a Turkish nap also.

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u/socialisthippie 1d ago

I want to know the price of a Turkish nap

I'm pretty sure you can't say that these days.

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u/IIIllIIlllIlII 1d ago

Turkish Nap

Sleeping while working from home

“I take a Turkish nap about 3pm between zoom meetings.”

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u/KUR1B0H 1d ago

New Urban Dictionary entry

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u/didgeridoodady 1d ago edited 1d ago

Urban dictionary would be like "While getting a blowjob, smack her over the head with a fresh pot of coffee"

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u/Herald-Mage_Elspeth 1d ago

I had Covid last week and I was working from home while I waited to test negative. Work from my bed, roll over for a nap on lunch. So nice.

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u/ForecastForFourCats 1d ago

gin and pearls slosh

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u/Hojbjerg1882 1d ago

Sippin' on gin and pearls...laid back

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u/CliplessWingtips 1d ago

Lol. You nadsty.

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u/goofybort 1d ago

these are easily mixed up with the suicide pods from sweden. If you push the red button, you will be put to sleep permanently.

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u/IceBearCares 1d ago

The suicide pods are Swiss.

The Swedes make flat-pack furniture that generally sucks less than usual.

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u/exipheas 1d ago

🤷‍♂️ well if it is quiet....

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u/4n715kub 1d ago

A Turkish nap is when you poop on someone's chest right?

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u/lalakingmalibog 1d ago

I thought that was the Cleveland Steamer

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u/Redditforgoit 1d ago

Isn't a Turkish nap when you shag in an Ottoman?

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u/CuddlePervert 1d ago

No, I think you’re thinking of a Charleston Chew.

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u/Cartina 1d ago

That's clearly a Swedish Meatball

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u/SirThom 1d ago

I’ve been to those! Fun story:

My wife and I spent the day before our flight at Tokyo Disneyland — and it was the summer so it was plenty humid. We get back to our Airbnb and the power was apparently disconnected, maybe for nonpayment by the tenant. So we slept with the windows open, all hot and sweaty and everything. Barely slept, and felt so gross. The water must’ve been impacted too, because neither the sinks/shower we’re working either.

Needless to say, that shower at the Tokyo airport was the best money I’d ever spent.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 1d ago

I wish every airport had showers. I went to the MotoGP race in Austin TX this past october and flew back the same day. I had about 5 hours in the airport before my departure (literally nowhere to go other than wait) and I was all nasty and sweaty from the 85 degree heat and direct sunlight during the GP on sunday.

Austin isn't a tiny airport but it's not an international airport either. No showers. I would've paid anything.

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u/rwhockey29 1d ago

Gotta head over to the RV area by the pool at COTA. There's free showers in there. We've used them for every race the past like 5 years, although F1 might be harder to get into. Most it's ever cost us is a $5 for a guy on a golf cart to drive us in past security.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 1d ago

It was really an issue created by timing. I didn't want to not be able to get back to the airport in time because I literally flew in and out the same day. I ended up getting to the airport with about an hour to go before my original flight time...which was delayed for 4 hours.

Had I known beforehand, I would have moved heaven and earth to get cleaned up.

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u/HoustonPastafarian 1d ago

It actually is an international airport, besides Canada and Central America they have direct flights to London, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam.

Yeah, surprised me too, especially with megahubs Houston and Dallas right next door.

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u/jnads 1d ago

I mean, it's the Turkish Lira.

Hour 4 costs twice as much as hour 1 due to inflation rate.

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u/JustRidiculousin 1d ago

Did you get toiletries and a towel to use for that $11 shower?

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u/TeamAlibi 1d ago

i found this from a random source

Istanbul Airport has installed 25 sleeping pods for passengers who want to rest before, after or between flights. The “iGA Sleepod'' service can be rented out on an hourly basis for the price of €6/hour between 7am and 7pm, and €9/hour between 7pm and 7am.

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u/CliplessWingtips 1d ago

Oof. That's steep imo, but I'm just a measly high school teacher.

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u/Arrasor 1d ago

It's an airport mate, steep is the norm. Then again, paying a cab to a hotel, pay hotel, pay cab back to airport usually would cost you much higher than this though so this might actually be cheaper+ more convenient.

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u/RippyMcBong 1d ago

Definitely steep but having slept on an airport floor many times during long or unexpected layovers, there's been times I would gladly pay $20/hr for some desperately needed comfortable rest. And I am by no means well off.

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u/CliplessWingtips 1d ago

Agreed. I slept in Heathrow a few years ago and they played this heinous static sound over the loudspeaker full blast every 30 minutes to deter the . . . homeless? Worst experience ever.

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u/Dank_memerlord_42069 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Yes but you must understand, that sound lets them inflict further misery on those without homes

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u/Ok_Investigator24 1d ago

also employees

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u/redraider-102 1d ago

I had a similar experience in Rome last summer. I guess they were trying to deter people from sleeping there instead of getting a hotel, but we didn’t have a choice. We actually had a hotel reservation but were not allowed to exit passport control to use it unless we agreed to quarantine for 10 days.

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u/jammyboot 1d ago

What were your options if you didnt want to quarantine?

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u/redraider-102 1d ago

We had to spend the night in a small section of the airport where they had huge, cloth-covered benches that you could lie on (not ideal during a pandemic). They also limited our access to places where we could buy food.

I also imagine that another option was to pay a bribe, but I didn’t want to go to jail.

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u/96extcab 1d ago

On a per minute basis, it's way cheaper than your Tokyo shower.

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u/IceBearCares 1d ago

Sounds like some kinky expensive high end fetish menu.

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u/Piss_Jug_Ray 1d ago

Cheaper than a hotel

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u/Nasars 1d ago

According to google there are a few hotels nearby that cost as little as €20 / night.

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u/PonchoHung 1d ago

Yeah but just getting through customs and over to the hotel + checking back in and all that evaporates OP's 4 hours of sleep.

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u/Lokii11 1d ago

That is so much easier than trying to sleep in an airport while holding your bag. It’s a horrible feeling when you arrive to an airport jet lagged and have four hours to kill when all you want to do is sleep.

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u/shingdao 1d ago edited 22h ago

Many international airports (including Istanbul) have air-side hotels that charge for rooms by the hour. Another option is to get access to an airline lounge. Turkish Airlines used to let non-members pay a fee to access their lounge with all amenities.

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u/gurmzisoff 1d ago

I was gonna ask if it was off to a side area or something; like how quiet is it compared to the normal hustle and bustle of an airport?

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u/Flavio030 1d ago

I've been there and they are normally away from areas with many shops

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u/nolan2779 1d ago

looks like the pods have sound-dampening insulation, so it's probably nice and quiet, with background chatter barely visible. I'd pass out so fast!

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u/GoatMang23 1d ago

Yeah quiet talking in the background puts me to sleep fast

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u/Pm_Me_NeTh1Ng 1d ago

For $7 an hour I'll talk in your ear at bedtime if you'd like.

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u/westbridge1157 1d ago

That’s awesome. So much better than sleeping on the floor at your departure gate with your carry-on as a pillow!

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u/Mr_Brightside01 1d ago

Every airport needs this

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u/whydanny 1d ago

Can’t fool me, I’m an accomplished Redditor who saw the suicide booth posts.

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u/xero2015 1d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Flights overbooked. Turn on the gas.

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u/wandrlusty 1d ago

This made me snort.

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u/Thisismyfinalstand 1d ago

Just keep taking deep breaths. Some people experience snorting as an immediate side effect of the gas. We look forward to killing you soon.

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u/Hallmark_movie 1d ago

"welcome aboard, and thank you for dying with gas-air!"

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u/PropWashPA28 1d ago

Ah yes, the killamajig.

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u/GREENtea110 1d ago

Same though I would rather go onto euthanasia roller coaster

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u/LifeIsFaang 1d ago

either way you can have a good sleep!

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u/mypasswordisfoobar 1d ago

The what?

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u/ChymChymX 1d ago

Oh don't get the wrong idea, what he meant to say was suicide pods, not booths.

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u/toclosetoTV 1d ago

That sounds nice. Head off into eternity in my gas pod.

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u/InflammatoryMuskrat 1d ago

After a good bowl of chili you could easily turn one of these things into a makeshift gas pod.

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u/MotsureTheLemur 1d ago

Oh. Oh. Ohhhhh. I see. Y-yeah..

I just ate, stop making me crave random stuff.

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u/Arviay 1d ago

You cravin’ some hot farts?

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u/Excelius 1d ago edited 1d ago

It was a big news item a few weeks back. Some European countries have pretty liberal assisted suicide laws, and a device called the "Sarco" was approved in some jurisdictions, which is a pod that allows the user to end their life using nitrogen gas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarco_device

It has a futuristic design and looks like an escape pod in a lot of science fiction and video games.

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u/syncopated_popcorn 1d ago

In a way, it actually is an escape pod.

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u/Respect4All_512 1d ago

Assisted suicide for those with terminal illness is different than offing yourself because of a mental health issue or life stress. People with terminal illness don't want to die per se, but long-term existence is already off the table. They're choosing to leave on their own terms and shorten pain.

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u/pok3mngamer 1d ago

Basically the suicide booth from Futurama but irl

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u/Fettman89 1d ago

That's exactly what I was thinking too lol

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u/MinnesotaNiceYah 1d ago

Glad I wasn't the only one that thought about this.

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u/YoureNotAGenius 1d ago

We got caught in Dallas for 17 hours after being in transit for 12 hours before that, without our bags. I would have killed for this.

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u/Mr_Brightside01 1d ago

Nothing worse than an unexpected full day layovers. These are needed way more than all the massage chairs lol

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u/YoureNotAGenius 1d ago edited 1d ago

I can't describe it any better than the worst 52 hours of my life. That's how long we were in transit for. We left the hotel at 12:30pm on Day one, for a 5pm flight. We planned to spend several hours at the airport, having dinner and just relaxing.

Then came the hurricane.

Our 5pm flight got pushed to 6 and then 7pm, but it didn't take off til somewhere near 8. By taking that flight we missed our once-a-day connecting flight at 9pm. We were in the air for hours, circling. Then we landed in Arkansas and sat on the tarmac for 2 hours. Then we got off the plane and waited in the terminal for a few hours. Nothing was open. Finally, we got back into the air and on to Dallas. We landed there at 4am.

There we discovered our flight home was at 9pm. They gave us some food vouchers and told us to wait.

So 17 hours later we stood at the gate ready to take our flight. To Sydney. The longest single-haul trip in the world. 14 17 hours.

We landed at god knows when and waited 2 hours for our next flight to Melbourne, which was another hour duration.

The feeling of being home and having that shower and then falling into bed was up there with the best feelings I've ever experienced. And I've had lots of sex

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u/Disarmer 1d ago

DFW airport does have sleeping arrangements. They're not tiny pods like this, they're more of a tiny room, but same idea. They're $45/hr or $165 for 8hrs after 9PM. They'll even give you access to a shower for like $20 if you want. It's called Minute Suites if you're ever there again. They're in a couple different terminals too IIRC

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u/SloppySealz 1d ago

a public wank station?

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u/jhdevils10 1d ago

"Hello sir! Are you here to rent one of our 4 hour sleep pods"

"Eh, how much to rent the pod for just couple minutes"

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u/skeetpete98 1d ago

Just think about how many nuts have busted in that pod, I’d assume it’s a staggering amount.

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u/pretty_good_guy 1d ago

Wait til you hear about hotel and motel rooms…

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u/booze_clues 1d ago

Those are washed before you use them, I get the feeling these aren’t as sanitary, and may be an honor system thing.

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u/PutRedditNameHere 1d ago

/u/skeetpete98 I trust your judgment here.

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u/Barbie_and_KenM 1d ago

They need to employ a guy to wipe down the loads before the next guest.

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u/nexusjuan 1d ago

This was my first thought too lol

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u/planet_rose 1d ago

A lot of international airports have lockers.

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u/csonnich 1d ago

In Seoul, I didn't see pods, but they have a lot of sleeping benches, conveniently located near the luggage storage room.

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u/WAWednesdayAW 1d ago

Do they? At least in the US, post 9/11 there are no lockers in airports. Thanks bin laden.

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u/planet_rose 1d ago

The ones that still exist are in the already security screened part of the airport. I don’t think you can leave stuff in them and leave the airport like you could before 9/11.

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u/germanbini 1d ago

Someone in the comments above said the mattress platform lifts up for storage underneath.

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u/dont_shoot_jr 1d ago

Every work place needs this

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u/LittleBigHorn22 1d ago

Yet another reminder how awesome work from home can be. Definitely have taken some well needed naps during lunch break.

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u/cardcomm 1d ago

How do you know if it has a clean sheet and pillow case?

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u/ShortySmooth 1d ago

OP commented below that there was an attendant changing bedding and sanitizing the pods after they were vacated.

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u/floatingm 1d ago edited 1d ago

Yep! The pillow and blanket come washed in a sealed package. The fitted “sheet” underneath is like that material you find on those disposable hygiene covers in hospital beds. So when you’re done, you put the dirty pillow and blanket in a bin to be sanitized, then the cleaning person throws away the fitted sheet thing and sanitizes the mattress (it’s like a plastic material) with a disinfectant spray. Honestly the pods seemed pretty clean, didn’t smell, etc. and there’s really no way to catch covid from them because when the door is open the pod is “open air” and they air them out and sanitize them between users.

As for bedbug worries, I feel like the plastic mattress material and frequent cleaning/wiping would not be conducive to the life cycle of a bedbug. Plus that’s just a risk of traveling and staying in hotels in general. But yeah, I think having the cleaning person actively cleaning the area and putting on fresh bedding as I checked in gave me peace of mind

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u/THE__V 1d ago

It's worth going into the Turkish airlines lounge if you have a chance. One of the nicest ones around. I used to have around 30 layovers in Istanbul a year.

I also checked out the skyteam lounge. When I was there once. It had a massaging bed in there. I had a 12 he layover on my way to Tashkent. It was amazing.

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u/unicornhornporn0554 1d ago edited 1d ago

I’ve had the unfortunate luck to deal with bed bugs more than once. I cringed at the thought of sleeping in a bed in an airport that has been used by others. Bedbugs have traumatized me for life.

ETA: a word. Edit again because I’m kinda stupid lol.

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u/Overlandtraveler 1d ago

Man, no joke. Someone came to our resort upstate from NYC, and it took a solid month of debugging everything, every day, multiple times to kill those nasty things. I still shudder.

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u/unicornhornporn0554 1d ago

I’ve had them 3 times in the last 6 months because my apartment management and owners won’t treat the whole apartment. I also dealt with them like 5 years ago at an exs house but they were only in the basement so we basically just sealed off the basement after treatment (they did treat the whole house though) and didn’t go down there unless absolutely necessary. I can’t do that in my tiny ass apartment. Anyways, haven’t seen anything in the 2 weeks since the last treatment so fingers crossed they’re gone for good this time.

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u/mmm-toast 1d ago

I used to manage apartments. Bed bugs are no joke.

We would have to treat the main apartment affected along with all neighboring apartments otherwise they would just hop next door and we'd be back at square one.

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u/Cordingalmond 1d ago

Tell me about it. I can't imagine that hassle. Had them at my Grandma's and at my place. Not sure where they came from but we got them twice.

It's really the psychological strain that's the biggest issue. Not being able to sleep well, even if they aren't in your bed (yet). Especially worse if they're in your bedding....

Had to lay out some stuff that cuts up their bodies and dehydrates them teice a day and vacuuming incessantly. Do not miss it will not buy used furniture unless I strictly look over it in even nook and cranny.

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u/Coolasslife 1d ago

sounds like it's time to move

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u/Leadfoot112358 1d ago

If you are willing to sit in an airline seat, this is really no different.

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u/SessileRaptor 1d ago

Since its Istanbul did a cat join you for your nap? Because that would have been awesome.

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u/amcclurk21 1d ago

“For an extra £5 per hour, we will provide you with an emotional support sleeping kitty”

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u/Karubanusu 1d ago

shut up and take my money.

I wish to suffocate in a sea of sleeping kitties

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u/Pondnymph 1d ago

Sort of like capsule hotel, airports should have those.

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u/ManWhoPlantedTrees 1d ago

They do in Tokyo, used one once! At just over 2m tall, I was amazed I fit so comfortably.

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u/BRUCE-JENNER 1d ago

Takes me back to the days of shooting up heroin in a phone booth.

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u/Andre4kthegreengiant 1d ago Silver Platinum Helpful Wholesome Bravo! Party Train Starry

I was shooting heroin and reading The Fountainhead in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief. "Bad news, detective. We got a situation." "What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?" "Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins." The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. "What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?" "Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down...provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so." "Easy, chief," I said. "Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair." He laughed. "That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins." "Don’t worry," I said. "I’m on it." I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside. "Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®" I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. "Nobody move unless you want to!" They didn’t. "Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?" No one spoke up. "Come on," I said. "Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?" It didn’t seem like they did. “Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.” Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing. I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it. “Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled. Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him. “Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen. I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!” He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose. “All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.” “Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy. “Because I was afraid.” “Afraid?” “Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.” I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head. “Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.” He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.

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u/flugeiden 1d ago

I don’t understand what I just read, but it was amazing

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u/GrandMasterBullshark 1d ago

That's what we call a Libertarian fever dream.

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u/JJRamone 1d ago edited 1d ago Silver Platinum

I loved this so I googled the source and it’s called L.P.D: Libertarian Police Department by Tom O’Donnell and was published by the New Yorker in 2014, in case anyone else was wondering.

Edit: Hey thanks for the Reddit Premium! Appreciate it.

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u/VertigoDoc 1d ago

Did they not have paragraphs in 2014?

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u/CDMOlde 1d ago Helpful

Ran out of quarters for formatting.

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u/MCLemonyfresh 1d ago

The original article in the link is formatted with paragraphs.

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u/JillStinkEye 1d ago

This makes so much more sense when correctly you read the word libertarian rather than thinking they are librarian police. Unless we are in Nightvale. In which case, it's already too late.

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u/j8sadm632b 1d ago

Every time I come across something from The New Yorker it's actually hilarious

Am I out of touch?

Like this

Fuck that's good

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u/Ishi-Elin 1d ago

I love this copypasta

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u/dagr8npwrfl0z 1d ago

I'm gonna upvote. But only for "home Depot presents the police" line

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u/jwf239 1d ago

Is this a Philip k dick story? 😂

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u/treebeard555 1d ago

There’s an airport in Asia that has that, I’m thinking maybe Singapore?

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u/calicocut 1d ago

I'm sure many, many airports in Asia has that.

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u/nascentia 1d ago

A few airports in the US have private rooms you can rent - Minute Suites. I know Atlanta has one, I’ve used them a few times when I’ve been exhausted on long layovers. It’s a private room with a bed, a TV, a desk, and wifi. Basically tiny hotel rooms. They’re not super cheap but if you need a few hours to nap they’re amazing. And they have built in white noise makers so you don’t hear anything.

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u/Blue_Eyed_ME 1d ago

Amsterdam airport had these too last time I flew through. I had an 8 hour layover and got a mini suite for something like $40. Worth every penny.

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u/maria0284 1d ago

Minute suites is my favorite place to go during long layovers! The white noise is such a nice touch too.

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u/spread_panic 1d ago

I stayed in one in Moscow, but it was more like a capsule hostel and I don't think it was called Minute Suites. Even had a shower! Ayyy what I would give for that right now. Long story short I'm stuck in Bogotá's airport for 32 hours because of connecting flight problems and can't leave the airport for the because I needed to stamp out of Colombia today for visa reasons.

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u/silverscreemer 1d ago Helpful

I know me, if I pay for 4 hours to sleep in a sleep pod...

I'm lying awake in a sleep pod for 4 hours upset that I can't get to sleep, knowing the time is ticking down.

"Ok, well, half the time is gone, but if I fall asleep now.... that's still 2 hours..."

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u/cryptoLo414 1d ago

Holy shit this is me to the fucking core lol

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u/hoop-tea 1d ago

Ahh I wish I would have known those were there when I had a layover there in 2019 (if they were even there then).

That airport is so massive though I’m not surprised I didn’t see anything. I just spent hours walking around amazed at how big it was.

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u/floatingm 1d ago

It was insanely massive! Like its own city really. I got super lost

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u/i_love_pesto 1d ago

I worked there as a ground operator for a while. Especially the domestic passengers were always furious, because the time they spend on the taxi way to get off the plane is longer than the time they spend on the air lol.

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u/JediTrainer42 1d ago

People are totally spanking it in these, aren’t they?

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u/floatingm 1d ago

If so, good luck to them. They’re twin-sized beds and you can’t sit up all the way when the pod door is shut. Also not soundproof 😬

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u/CumulativeHazard 1d ago

Ooo the “not soundproof” thing ruins it for me. I wouldn’t masturbate in it, I just snore really bad and I don’t wanna end up on a million Snapchat stories.

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u/AnonEMoussie 1d ago

“Sir, we believe someone has hidden a grizzly in a sleep pod. Call animal control to take it out to the woods and release. It’s to dangerous to open the pod in here.”

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u/matmac199 1d ago

Who left their active chainsaw in a sleeping pod?

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u/BudussyBritches 1d ago

Who sits up when theyre working the stick?

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u/floatingm 1d ago

As a woman, me 🐎

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u/rootntootnscootnpoop 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Bold to assume your own gender

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u/TheDudeMaintains 1d ago

I know, how dare they

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u/bunnykitten94 1d ago

And as a woman also, my legs have to be a certain way or it ain’t happening

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u/Salamanderhead 1d ago

Don’t knock it until you try it.

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u/Devil_0fHellsKitchen 1d ago

I hang upside down

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u/MikoSkyns 1d ago

My GF in college liked to hang her head upside down over the side of the bed when I went down on her. Different strokes. I hear she leveled up to auto-erotic asphyxiation about a decade later.

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u/Upshotknothole1 1d ago

How did your college GFs kinks come to your attention 10 years later?

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u/RekabHet 1d ago

How did your college GFs kinks come to your attention 10 years later?

Obituary.

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u/Airdropwatermelon 1d ago

Never jacked at the computer?

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u/Bribase 1d ago

Also not soundproof

So how quiet are they inside to sleep in?

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u/Whaines 1d ago

As quiet as the headphones you hopefully brought.

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u/earthwalker87 1d ago Silver

These were in a Nathan For You episode.

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u/RomanOnARiver 1d ago Silver Wholesome Bravo Grande!

You always hear about turkey making you sleepy.

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u/adamsorkin 1d ago

Take your damn upvote.

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u/majesticpm 1d ago

Haha. Too good.

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u/BunnyTheCow 1d ago

Be sure not to confuse it with the suicide capsule.

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u/MisterBee123 1d ago

I’m afraid that when I lie down in my capsule, I won’t be able to tell them apart!

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u/UpUpDnDnLRLRBAstart 1d ago

Anything can be a suicide capsule if you’re brave enough

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u/RathVelus 1d ago

Imagine the disappointment of waking up. In the airport.

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u/stackjr 1d ago

I have horrible sleep apnea...people here would NOT appreciate me taking a nap.

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u/MsStormyTrump 1d ago

Give it a chance. They would make a video of you sleeping in there viral and turn you into a meme.

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u/Liesmith424 1d ago

Ugh, falling asleep without my CPAP is fucking terrifying; I wind up drifting on the edge of consciousness, trapped with sleep paralysis and unable to breathe. It feels like I'm constantly suffocating, and unable to even scream for help.

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u/East-Temporary4759 1d ago

It’s all great sleep and comfort until you bring home international bedbugs.

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u/VintageJane 1d ago

The mattresses look like they are leather-like plastic and they don’t have the seams that bedbugs normally like to hide in. I’d be less worried about catching bedbugs here than at almost any mid-priced hotel.

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u/ThanksDecent684 1d ago

That’s awesome. Are they free?

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u/floatingm 1d ago

No, I believe it was something like €6 per hour. But I went over time and they didn’t charge me extra

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u/BINGODINGODONG 1d ago

They probably just took the money while you slept.

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u/loriffic 1d ago

Check to make sure you still have both your kidneys.

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u/gurmzisoff 1d ago

I keep my kidneys in my carry-on when traveling.

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u/Boring_Blackberry580 1d ago

This is awesome.

I hate paying $10 for a piece of pizza but I would pay 25 bucks for the 3-hour nap!

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u/WeAreAlsoTrees 1d ago

I’m not good at napping. My head-hamster does not slow down easily on a regular day, but most especially not during travel. I’d gladly pay to chill in that thing in the dark all alone to play sudoku on my phone to slow the hamster down, though.

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u/ZepperV2 1d ago

Imma sleep in the floor before you make me pay $7 an hr

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u/Easily-Confused-13 1d ago

At that price I wouldn’t be able to sleep lol.

(Yes I’m poor)

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u/MCurry8 1d ago

I was at the Singapore airport and they had a row of these for free. Had a 8 hour layover too so it was perfect

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u/bitjava 1d ago

It’s an airport, dude.

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u/Sierra-Modeling 1d ago Helpful

This is pretty neat

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u/julinaonred 1d ago

they should just have these everywhere, what a good idea.

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u/Shaneblaster 1d ago

Go to sleep in pod, wake up on LV-426.

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u/elm383 1d ago

I wanted to try one of these at Dubai Airport but really feared I'd overslept & miss the plane. I'm not confident that I'd wake up with my phone alarm.

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u/ralanr 1d ago

I really wish things like these were more common in American airports. Being able to lie down is great.

I know it won’t because our travel etiquette has gotten worse.

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u/JulioCesarSalad 1d ago

Minute suites

A lot of American airports have them

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u/Oscar-Wilde-1854 1d ago

They'd also have to be twice the size or risk excluding 50% of the potential users.

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u/mandobaxter 1d ago Silver

I hear Istanbul was Constantinople.

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u/digital_pariah 1d ago

Why did Constantinople get the works?

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u/TheBelhade 1d ago

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

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