Passengers at Charlotte Douglas can catch some shut-eye as new sleep pods set to open


A new concession at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will soon allow passengers to recharge their batteries in between flights.

Minute Suites announced last summer it had signed on to add six pods — each about 56 square feet — and a shower at Charlotte Douglas. The company is set to open with a grand-opening event scheduled for May 1.

Minute Suites is located at CLT's atrium area, just past the security checkpoint areas in the central part of the airport. The pods, which were slated to open at the Charlotte airport back in December, are equipped so that travelers can nap, watch TV or use a computer as well as work in a private space. They'll be open 24 hours a day.

Travelers can pay $42 to book a suite for a minimum of an hour. The rate for additional use in 15-minute increments is $10.50. The cost of booking a suite in eight-hour blocks ranges between $140 and $160. A separate fee is charged for shower usage. For a complete breakdown of pricing, click here.

This marks the fourth airport for Minutes Suites. It's also at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

In the midst of a major 10-year, $10 billion overhaul, the Charlotte airport is in the process of revamping its concession mix. That includes an Olde Mecklenburg Brewery bar kiosk at Concourse E and a full-service restaurant and taproom by NoDa Brewing Co. that's set to open this summer.

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