A Creative Use For An Old 747
Why waste an old jumbo jet by selling it for scrap? You could turn it into a hotel. Or a restaurant, like this one in Suwon, South Korea. Unfortunately it isn't used as a restaurant any more. Instead it's just sitting by the side of a main road, abandoned – which in some ways makes it even more curious.
Apparently this very vessel was the first Boeing 747 to be flown commercially, then it was subjected to safety testing, disassembled and flown to Korea. And it's not the only cafe of its type in South Korea. According to DRB, there have been three others – in Seoul, Daegu and Mokpo.
Meanwhile in Costa Rica, there's a bar inside an old cargo plane that used to deliver supplies to the Nicaraguan Contras, and in Switzerland there's a restaurant, Runway 34, with a whole plane inside it. And we thought a hotel room with a helicopter inside it was strange enough… RM