Soon, travelers stranded at DFW Airport be forced to pretzel themselves on uncomfortable seats or sneak away to an isolated corner of carpet for a few minutes of shuteye. That's because the airport is getting nap rooms.
The rooms -- more accurately, a nap hotel -- are planned by Minute Suites, a company which, according to a report yesterday on NPR's All Things Considered "is building tiny airport retreats across the country." .
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The company already has locations in Atlanta and Philadelphia. "Next up," NPR reports, "are Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport."
The DFW location was actually supposed to be open in Terminal D by the end of 2012. That didn't happen, but it will soon.
"Next month," DFW spokesman David Magana wrote this morning in an email. The exact opening date will be announced in the near future.
According to NPR, Chicago alderman apparently expressed some concern that the rooms, which cost $30 for the first hour and $120 overnight, would be used as hookup chamber, where jet-lagged travelers could go for a brief tryst. There have been no such worries expressed in Dallas since plans were initially unveiled a year ago, though come to think of it, that's not a bad idea.