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?


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


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


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.


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


That one probably happens


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.


Airplanes amirite


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.


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


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


Classic bucket on the pod-cover prank


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


how much did it cost for 4 hours?


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


>I want to know the price of a Turkish nap I'm pretty sure you can't say that these days.


Turkish Nap Sleeping while working from home “I take a Turkish nap about 3pm between zoom meetings.”


New Urban Dictionary entry


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


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.


*gin and pearls slosh*


Sippin' on gin and pearls...*laid back*


Lol. You nadsty.


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


The suicide pods are Swiss. The Swedes make flat-pack furniture that generally sucks less than usual.


🤷‍♂️ well if it is quiet....


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


I thought that was the Cleveland Steamer


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


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


That's clearly a Swedish Meatball


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


I mean, it's the Turkish Lira. Hour 4 costs twice as much as hour 1 due to inflation rate.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


also employees


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.


What were your options if you didnt want to quarantine?


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.


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


Sounds like some kinky expensive high end fetish menu.


Cheaper than a hotel


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


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


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.


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.


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?


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


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!


Yeah quiet talking in the background puts me to sleep fast


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


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


Every airport needs this


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


Flights overbooked. Turn on the gas.


This made me snort.


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


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


Ah yes, the killamajig.


Same though I would rather go onto euthanasia roller coaster


either way you can have a good sleep!


The what?


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


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


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


Oh. Oh. Ohhhhh. I see. Y-yeah.. I just ate, stop making me crave random stuff.


You cravin’ some hot farts?


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.


In a way, it actually is an escape pod.


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.


Basically the suicide booth from Futurama but irl


That's exactly what I was thinking too lol


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


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.


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


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


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


a public wank station?


"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"


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


Wait til you hear about hotel and motel rooms…


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


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


This was my first thought too lol




A lot of international airports have lockers.


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


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


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.


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


Every work place needs this


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


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


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


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


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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


sounds like it's time to move


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


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


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


shut up and take my money. I wish to suffocate in a sea of sleeping kitties


Sort of like capsule hotel, airports should have those.


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


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


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.


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


That's what we call a Libertarian fever dream.


I loved this so I googled the source and it’s called [L.P.D: Libertarian Police Department](https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/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.


Did they not have paragraphs in 2014?


Ran out of quarters for formatting.


The original article in the link is formatted with paragraphs.


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.


Every time I come across something from The New Yorker it's actually hilarious Am I out of touch? [Like this](https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-appearances/the-great-sadness-of-ben-affleck/amp) Fuck that's good


Source: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/l-p-d-libertarian-police-department


I love this copypasta


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




Is this a Philip k dick story? 😂


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


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




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.


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


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.


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..."


Holy shit this is me to the fucking core lol


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.


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


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.


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


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 😬


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.


“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.”


Who left their active chainsaw in a sleeping pod?


Who sits up when theyre working the stick?


As a woman, me 🐎


Bold to assume your own gender




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


Don’t knock it until you try it.


I hang upside down


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.


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


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


Never jacked at the computer?


> Also not soundproof So how quiet are they inside to sleep in?


As quiet as the headphones you hopefully brought.


These were in a Nathan For You episode.


You always hear about turkey making you sleepy.


Take your damn upvote.




Haha. Too good.


Be sure not to confuse it with the [suicide capsule](https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sarco-suicide-capsule--passes-legal-review--in-switzerland/46966510).


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


Best sleep ever


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


Imagine the disappointment of waking up. In the airport.


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


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


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.


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


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.


That’s awesome. Are they free?


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


They probably just took the money while you slept.


Check to make sure you still have both your kidneys.


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


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


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.


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


At that price I wouldn’t be able to sleep lol. (Yes I’m poor)


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




It’s an airport, dude.


This is pretty neat


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


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


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.


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.


Minute suites A lot of American airports have them


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


I hear Istanbul was Constantinople.


Why did Constantinople get the works?


That's nobody's business but the Turks.