MSP airport will offer a missing amenity: snoozing

  • Article by: WENDY LEE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 27, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Sleeping suites, for rent by the hour, will open this year.

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antimonyMar. 26, 1210:22 PM

Can two people share a suite to relax together? What if they just met? What if they just met outside the Minute Suites? Will this spur a cottage industry of people waiting by the Minute Suites eager to help jet-setting businessmen relax?

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ekholmMar. 26, 1210:27 PM

Man, now if I could just sleep in my house with all these airplanes flying overhead, I would be set.

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Lifeguard06Mar. 26, 1211:35 PM

ive had to crash at the ones in philly trying to get to work, it was worth it not having to find a hotel other then the Airport Marriott.

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tooty123Mar. 27, 12 2:43 AM

I've used rooms in Europe and Asia but they had a bathroom and shower. If you have a longer layover, 4 or 5 hours, it really helps to get a good sleep. I think the MSP price is too high compared to Amsterdam and Duabi. And no bathroom is not a good idea.

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cluke2Mar. 27, 12 8:01 AM

If my memory serves me correctly, these were available at MSP in the early-mid 1990s but only lasted a year or two. Maybe they will be more of a success this time around.

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bjames3Mar. 27, 12 8:29 AM

There has to be the making of a reality show in here somewhere....

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motomanMar. 27, 12 8:41 AM

"Travelers can get pampered at the spa. Take the fast lane through security."*****Everyone should be able to take the fast lane through security, not just the select few who pay for this private, non-governmental service. You dig?

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alzMar. 27, 12 8:53 AM

My main question is: how will they handle the eventual influx of bed bugs riding on people's clothing?

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orbit79Mar. 27, 12 9:07 AM

I also suggest adding a bathroom. But more importantly, maybe a shower or two. Yes, I realize these little suites could be erected ANYWHERE within the airport without the worry of connecting to an existing plumbing system, but in my book, a shower would be a much better amenity than TV or wireless. The last time I flew through Chicago, I had a long layover and was in desperate need of a shower. You know how you get... greasy, sweaty, downright miserable. I ended up spending $19 to get a day pass at the connected O'Hare Hilton health club, just to use their facilities for a long refreshing shower after a long, long day. All I'm saying is, it was kind of inconvenient. :-) But I definitely think these suites are a good idea nonetheless. That or add some showers to the Delta Sky Club. Others Sky Clubs have 'em, why not Minneapolis? Delta? You're closing a warehouse and cutting more MN jobs... could you at least give us a few showers as a consolation?

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reader2580Mar. 27, 12 9:22 AM

The "fast lines" are not just an express lane for the privileged. Anyone who has access to this service has had a background check done. Anyone can pay the fee and use the lane if they can pass the background check.

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