It’s inevitable, planes being retired from service that is. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the line for these technological marvels. We’ve rounded up three of the coolest things that have been made from these decommissioned planes. Continue reading to see them all.
This unique hotel is located inside a decommissioned Boeing 747-200 jetliner built in 1976. It boasts 27 rooms (three beds in each) and a signature “cockpit suite” which is located on the upper deck. It’s not short on amenities, as all of the rooms have a flat screen television, along with Wi-Fi, where guests can watch the times of departure for all flights.
2. Hotel Costa Verde
Located in the warm and beautiful Costa Rica, the Hotel Costa Verde is literally a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. This airplane used to jet passengers on both South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines before the hotel owners decided to salvage nearly each piece to construct the hotel.
1. El Avion
Not just any bar and restaurant, El Favion in Costa Rica was made from the body of an old 1954 Fairchild C-123. Even more surprising, the plane was originally bought by the US government in the ’80s for the Nicaraguan Contras. However, in 2000 the owners of El Avipn purchased it for only $3000 and shipped it piece by piece back to Manuel Antonio.