Airport napping rooms finally make American debut


Those long layovers spent slouched on uncomfortable airport chairs or, worse, on the carpets, may soon be over. Beginning this month, passengers transiting through the bustling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are able to catch a few winks before hopping on that connecting flight elsewhere.

The USA Today reports that the Minute Suite rooms, at 7 feet by 8 feet, are about the size of two office cubicles and equipped with a daybed sofa, pillows and blankets. They also have a system that tunes out noise. For the business traveler, the rooms come with a small desk, Internet access and a flat-screen 32-inch monitor hooked up to Direct TV. Similar nap rooms may soon appear at airports in other parts of the country.