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What's with these Swedish airports? Tuesday, a 78-year-old woman laid down on a baggage belt at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and was swept down a luggage chute before anyone could stop her.
Thinking the ride was part of check-in procedures, the woman, who was on the way to Germany, quickly surfaced at the airport's baggage handling center, where she was helped back to the terminal by staff.
She escaped unharmed--and even managed to catch her flight!
[Photo of ARN: Wikimedia]
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If you can never seem to get any sleep on a flight, the newest hotel coming to Stockholm may not be for you. Officials at Sweden's largest airport have approved a scheme to convert a retired 747 into an 80-bed hostel right next to Stockholm Arlanda.
Area businessman Oscar Diös plans to rip out the aircraft's 500 seats and put in 80 beds; the cockpit will be turned into a suite. Of course some of the interior will remain in place to add that aviation flavor. A potential opening date hasn't been announced, and rates are still a mystery.
If the plan, uh, takes off, Diös says he'll try to start up more of the airplane hotels around the world. After all, why take just a short ride in a flightless plane when you can spend the whole night?
[Photo of a 747 at DEN: Wikipedia]