There’s a hotel at Tokyo Haneda airport with a Boeing 737 flight simulator in one of its rooms. You can rent time in the simulator for $277. Or you can spend the night in the room – but you aren’t allowed to play with the simulator while you’re a guest.
Spending less than $300 for simulator time with an instructor is a great deal – a reason that some people may force an overnight for themselves at Haneda airport even. For an aviation geek there’s nothing like flight simulator time.
But what if I told you there’s an airport hotel where you can spend points to stay the night, that has a Boeing 787 simulator and where sim time is even cheaper?
The Grand Hyatt Incheon, which has a complimentary shuttle from the Seoul airport, often has room rates as low as $122 a night. It’s a category 4 hotel, so 12,000 Hyatt points per night (or 12,000 points transferred to Hyatt from Chase) and eligible for category 1-4 free nights that come each year with the co-brand credit card and that are earned for a variety of activities with Hyatt.
And the Grand Hyatt Incheon has a Boeing 787 simulator you can rent time in for $173 an hour:
787 simulator at Seoul Incheon’s Grand Hyatt hotel. It’s US$173 for an hour. This is next to the lobby. The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu has a 737 simulator in a hotel room. pic.twitter.com/pvivEIU75v
— Will Horton (@winglets747) November 6, 2019
Many airlines of course offer deals on flight simulator experiences but those are usually much more expensive especially in the U.S.
Who’s planning a trip to Seoul Incheon? It’s now Delta’s Asia hub, home to Korean Air, and also home to Star Alliance member Asiana.