'Sleep Boxes' offer respite to Xi'an's weary travelers

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    http://www.china.org.cn/travel/2012-07/11/content_25879039.htm
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    Xi'an Xianyang International Airport yesterday became the first airport in China to install "sleep boxes" at its terminals, with the majority of the 20 cubicles being located in terminals 2 and 3. The cubicles, which attracted great interest from passing travelers, offer a small resting space to transit passengers who are awaiting connecting flights.

    The small cubicles, which occupy a total area of 3 square meters each and stand just 2.7 meters tall, are equipped with various functions and facilities, including a bed, linen, LED reading light, LCD TV, Wi-Fi, and space for your laptop and rechargeable phone.

    Passengers can book a sleep box for as many hours as they need at the rate of 60 yuan for the first two hours and 40 yuan per hour from the third hour onwards.
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    Interesting concept, sounds like pod / capsule module hotels @ the airport terminal, reminds me about Yotel @ LHR!:)
     
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    I like the ideas of sleep boxes, but a couple of things I would recommend

    a) not on a common footpath/traffic and no loudspeakers nearby. A bottle of water or one of those disposable towelettes in a bag for hydration and to wipe off the sweat.

    about $10 for the first 2 hours and $6/hr thereafter.

    Looks like a single bed, so not enough room for a couple.
     
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    I just wonder the same, will such capsules are also made available to couples?
     

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