Imagine peering out of an airplane window and seeing a stunning view of a cliff by the sea. Only, you’re not on a flight, you’re in an Airbnb!
In Bali, a decommissioned Boeing 737 is being turned into an Airbnb that hopes to turn dreaded long-haul flights into the ultimate tropical getaway. According to Insider, the plane was previously owned by Indonesian airline Mandala Air, which went out of business in 2014. 31-year-old entrepreneur Felix Demin then acquired the aircraft and is currently converting it into The Private Jet Villa.
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The accommodation is perched on a cliff near Bali’s Nyang Nyang beach, and features first-class amenities. The entrance will have a wooden gate and steps that lead to the wing, which will be turned into a patio. Inside, instead of cramped seats and narrow walkways, the plane will have two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a lounge and cocktail bar, and two bathrooms, with one having a stone tub in what was the cockpit.
Outside, there will also be an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Demin said that it took them a week to bring the plane to the location, having to transport the fuselage in sections before reconnecting all the parts up on the clifftop. “Externally and structurally, this is a jet aircraft that we have turned into a luxury hotel,” he said.
The accommodation is still under construction, but it’s already listed on Expedia for 114 million Indonesian Rupiah (or about $7,320 a night). Sorry, you can’t use your air miles here. It is expected to take flight in July 2023.