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In-terminal rest and privacy is appealing but the logistics of both installation in non-modernized spaces and management during massive delays means the distance between concept and reality is likely quite far.

When Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) made a bed for himself out of uncomfortable chairs at JFK Airport in the 2004 film The Terminal, moviegoers laughed at his haphazard attempt to make the airport terminal his temporary home.

But it seems Navorski may have had the last laugh, as shoebox size sleeping pods – the airport’s equivalent of a temporary home in the secure terminal area – are catching on at airports.


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