A NUMBER of former Boeing 747 jets have been given a new lease of life in recent years, and turned into hotels, party pads and cafes.
We’ve rounded up the best jet conversions in the world which are now welcoming guests on the ground.
We’ve rounded up some of the best converted Boeing 747s around the worldCredit: Alamy
Negus party plane, UK
The BA Negus ‘party plane’ is at the privately-owned Cotswolds Airport – and is available for people to hire.
The Boeing 747 aircraft is being preserved at the site near Cirencester after British Airways retired its fleet early because of the travel downturn caused by the pandemic.
Bought for just £1, most of the original structure has stayed the same but the transformation has included stripping out the economy section to create the events space and turning the gallery has been changed into a bar.
You can party in a former Boeing 747 aircraft in the UKCredit: SWNS
The aircraft can be rented out for events and partiesCredit: SWNS
The Negus jet is now based in the CotswoldsCredit: SWNS
Jumbo Stay Hotel, Sweden
Next to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport is Jumbo Stay Hotel, a former Boeing 747 which opened in 2009.
There are 33 rooms, ranging from shared dorms to single dorms in the engines, although the best room is the double room in the cockpit.
There is also a cafe and bar onboard, as well as a conference lounge and outdoor observation deck.
Jumbo Stay has rooms from dorms to a double bed in the cockpitCredit: Alamy
There is a cafe onboard as well as rooms in the engineCredit: Alamy
The hotel is found at Arlanda Airport in SwedenCredit: Booking.com
747 Cafe, Thailand
Near Bangkok, a former Boeing 747 plane has been turned into a cafe open to the public.
Guests have to have a “flight ticket” to enter which costs around £3 but can be used against food and drink.
You can even go into the cockpit and pose for pictures wearing the pilots cap.
You can eat and drink with a “ticket” to a former Boeing 747 in ThailandCredit: 747 Cafe
Pictures can be taken in the cockpit for aviation geeksCredit: 747 Cafe
There is also an outdoor deck for picture takingCredit: 747 Cafe
Universal Studios, US
If you fancy seeing a replica of a plane crash then you only need to head to the Universal Studios attraction.
The outdoor plane crash set was built for the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, with the 747 costing $200,000 to buy and build at the theme park.
You can visit the “abandoned plane” which remains there now.
You can see the War of the Worlds replica plane crash at Universal StudiosCredit: Aeroprints.com via Wikimedia Commons
Delta Flight Museum, US
True aviation geeks can head to the Delta Flight Museum which is built into a Boeing 747 plane.
The exhibition has fun facts and artefacts from the flights – for example, did you know that more than 3.5bn people have ever flown on a Boeing plane?
Aviation geeks can learn about Boeing on a Delta planeCredit: Delta Museum
Fun facts include more than 3.5bn having ever flown on a Boeing planeCredit: Delta Museum