I received this email from Airbnb this morning, and at first I was shaking my head. I was perplexed. What was it? Has Airbnb gone mad? Then I realized – it’s an advertisement to rent out planes? Has Airbnb entered the Airplane Rental sector?
Here’s the email:
Hi there, jetsetter!
With summer high season upon us, flights are packed to the gills. The good news is that each plane trip presents an opportunity to create your own midair social network.
Here’s how to start your very own movement of friendly fliers:
Exchange your aisle seat for a center one… This almost unthinkable act of generosity will make you a loyal friend for life.
…Then get tight with your new neighbors. Beam ear to ear as you’re sitting down and proclaim, “Gee, TWO new friends! This is my lucky day.”�
Distribute bite-sized chocolates. For cranky adults or hyper kids, a spoonful of sugar (and more) will keep their mouths shut and gain the adoration of those around you.
Hold someone’s baby. Find that poor person trying to juggle a screaming baby, a dirty diaper, and a milk bottle – and save the day!
Make the plane all yours. If making friends on a plane is too hard, then just bring the plane to your friends. You can start by booking out an entire aircraft from our Airplanes! collection
Are they really branching out to include plane rentals? According to this link they are. Oh, I got it, they are renting out airplanes – not to fly – but to sleep in! The coolest one (for me) is this 1950’s Bristol Freighter Motel in New Zealand for $180 per night!
Oh, and it’s not just planes. Its trains, and boats, and even Yurts (“It Yurts so Good”)! It seems Airbnb has entered the land of the uncommon. This is so cool! I really like the train apartments. They are fabulous.
This is the Orient Train Carriage, in Pokolbin, Australia!
Wow, I could spend all day looking at these rather atypical airbnb rentals!! What do you think?
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