Airplane-bnb: KLM takes Airbnb's sharing economy to a luxury jet

 
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ental app Airbnb has teamed up KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to offer tech-savvy travellers the chance to stay in what Airbnb call a “pimped out” jet.

For anyone looking to take up the offer, they need not fear landings or takeoff as the plane will remain grounded at Amsterdam's biggest air traffic hub.

The "pimped out" plane leaves guests seven bathrooms, a master bedroom, two kitchens and a private cinema no less.

However, the offer will only be available for three nights on 28-30 November.

This latest listing is certainly one of the starnger but undeniably eye-catching offerings Airbnb is providing. The company recently launched its "Night at" initiative where users can bunk at places that are out of the ordinary.

According to Airbnb, "Night at" locations have included an Ikea store in Australia and UK Waterstones.

Started as a service primarily for travellers on a budget Airbnb is looking to branch out to more affluent globetrotters looking for a higher end experience. Giving a more unique experience to customers while on holiday has been a concern of Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.

Speaking to Mckinsey & Company he said:

They want a much more high-end experience. And the third is that at the end of the day, if you’re travelling to Tokyo, you’re not travelling to Tokyo to stay in a home or a hotel. You’re travelling to Tokyo—if you’re on vacation—because you want to have an experience. And we’d love to do more to make that experience special and memorable.

Here are some pics from Airbnb's airplane offer:


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