What's a 'Napcab?' Only Just One of the Awesomest Things at Munich Airport
You're tired, you're cranky, you're on a layover with no access to the swanky airline lounges. What to do? If that layover is at Munich Airport in Germany, there's these things called Napcabs you should be tracking down.
Napcabs are what they sound likeprefab boxes installed in the airport terminal that contain basic beds and work desks. You purchase time in them (between 3-12 hours!) using a touchscreen menu and your credit card. They are very similar to the Yotel and Day Stay concept of quickie, in-terminal capsule rooms, just now minus the restrooms and minus any need to deal with another person. Plus, they being at the not-too-shabby rate of 10 Euro an hour.
Napcabs have been at Munich Airport, in the international departures area of Terminal 2, since at least 2010. The news now is that they've just expanded to the Schengen departures area as well, putting four more next-gen cabins up for use.
Not at Munich? Keep a look out the very similar "Sleepbox" modular units in Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport. Here's hoping other airports get hip to the trend soon, because if there's one thing we love almost as much of flying out of airports, it's grabbing some much-needed work and rest time in them (in comfort, of course).
See full rate breakdown, location and hours of the Napcabs here.