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A bit of window shopping, perhaps!

On today’s programme, and with summer holidays on many people’s minds I wondered if you’ve either considered, or used AirBnb which is often considered as a cheap option.

That being the case we reported on a couple of unusual opportunities.

So for example how would you fancy spending a night in a shop window? 

Well one woman tourist from the USA obviously thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up in spite of the original nightly asking price being the equivalent of $3393 or £2768.

But now it appears that the AirBnb listing had been intended solely as a marketing ploy by a rental store, KLEIN BASEL LEIHLAGER, in Basle Switzerland, in connection with an International Art Fair.

The store were therefore more than a little surprised when an American woman tourist attempted to book in. 

In fact she booked in for 3 nights so the store provided her with a discounted rate of $1300, our £1090 for all three nights. 

So surprised was the store by the booking, that they had to make some swift modifications being anxious to avoid the window bedroom being compared with the kind of display more likely to be found in the red light districts of Amsterdam or Hamburg!

Given that the street outside the store tends to get very busy by about 9am, it’s unclear whether the woman was able to get a good night’s rest, let alone a lie in to get over jet lag.

Mind you a couple of years ago another woman found herself staying at an AirBnb in New York only to find that she had been accommodated behind a one-way mirror in a restaurant!

When she complained she received a message which read, ‘Actually, we were going to cancel your reservation as we had some room issues, however we were pleased that in the end we were able to overcome the problem and host you anyway.’ 

No issues like that in times of old and for her weekly dip into times past, Margaret Mills took as her subject, North Weald Bassett Airfield, which came into its own during the last world war.

Listen here to the interesting facts about this airfield that Margaret has uncovered: –

I look forward to seeing you again next week,
Scott

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A bit of window shopping, perhaps!

On today’s programme, and with summer holidays on many people’s minds I wondered if you’ve either considered, or used AirBnb which is often considered as a cheap option.

That being the case we reported on a couple of unusual opportunities.

So for example how would you fancy spending a night in a shop window? 

Well one woman tourist from the USA obviously thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up in spite of the original nightly asking price being the equivalent of $3393 or £2768.

But now it appears that the AirBnb listing had been intended solely as a marketing ploy by a rental store, KLEIN BASEL LEIHLAGER, in Basle Switzerland, in connection with an International Art Fair.

The store were therefore more than a little surprised when an American woman tourist attempted to book in. 

In fact she booked in for 3 nights so the store provided her with a discounted rate of $1300, our £1090 for all three nights. 

So surprised was the store by the booking, that they had to make some swift modifications being anxious to avoid the window bedroom being compared with the kind of display more likely to be found in the red light districts of Amsterdam or Hamburg!

Given that the street outside the store tends to get very busy by about 9am, it’s unclear whether the woman was able to get a good night’s rest, let alone a lie in to get over jet lag.

Mind you a couple of years ago another woman found herself staying at an AirBnb in New York only to find that she had been accommodated behind a one-way mirror in a restaurant!

When she complained she received a message which read, ‘Actually, we were going to cancel your reservation as we had some room issues, however we were pleased that in the end we were able to overcome the problem and host you anyway.’ 

No issues like that in times of old and for her weekly dip into times past, Margaret Mills took as her subject, North Weald Bassett Airfield, which came into its own during the last world war.

Listen here to the interesting facts about this airfield that Margaret has uncovered: –

I look forward to seeing you again next week,
Scott

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A bit of window shopping, perhaps!

On today’s programme, and with summer holidays on many people’s minds I wondered if you’ve either considered, or used AirBnb which is often considered as a cheap option.

That being the case we reported on a couple of unusual opportunities.

So for example how would you fancy spending a night in a shop window? 

Well one woman tourist from the USA obviously thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up in spite of the original nightly asking price being the equivalent of $3393 or £2768.

But now it appears that the AirBnb listing had been intended solely as a marketing ploy by a rental store, KLEIN BASEL LEIHLAGER, in Basle Switzerland, in connection with an International Art Fair.

The store were therefore more than a little surprised when an American woman tourist attempted to book in. 

In fact she booked in for 3 nights so the store provided her with a discounted rate of $1300, our £1090 for all three nights. 

So surprised was the store by the booking, that they had to make some swift modifications being anxious to avoid the window bedroom being compared with the kind of display more likely to be found in the red light districts of Amsterdam or Hamburg!

Given that the street outside the store tends to get very busy by about 9am, it’s unclear whether the woman was able to get a good night’s rest, let alone a lie in to get over jet lag.

Mind you a couple of years ago another woman found herself staying at an AirBnb in New York only to find that she had been accommodated behind a one-way mirror in a restaurant!

When she complained she received a message which read, ‘Actually, we were going to cancel your reservation as we had some room issues, however we were pleased that in the end we were able to overcome the problem and host you anyway.’ 

No issues like that in times of old and for her weekly dip into times past, Margaret Mills took as her subject, North Weald Bassett Airfield, which came into its own during the last world war.

Listen here to the interesting facts about this airfield that Margaret has uncovered: –

I look forward to seeing you again next week,
Scott

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A bit of window shopping, perhaps!

On today’s programme, and with summer holidays on many people’s minds I wondered if you’ve either considered, or used AirBnb which is often considered as a cheap option.

That being the case we reported on a couple of unusual opportunities.

So for example how would you fancy spending a night in a shop window? 

Well one woman tourist from the USA obviously thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up in spite of the original nightly asking price being the equivalent of $3393 or £2768.

But now it appears that the AirBnb listing had been intended solely as a marketing ploy by a rental store, KLEIN BASEL LEIHLAGER, in Basle Switzerland, in connection with an International Art Fair.

The store were therefore more than a little surprised when an American woman tourist attempted to book in. 

In fact she booked in for 3 nights so the store provided her with a discounted rate of $1300, our £1090 for all three nights. 

So surprised was the store by the booking, that they had to make some swift modifications being anxious to avoid the window bedroom being compared with the kind of display more likely to be found in the red light districts of Amsterdam or Hamburg!

Given that the street outside the store tends to get very busy by about 9am, it’s unclear whether the woman was able to get a good night’s rest, let alone a lie in to get over jet lag.

Mind you a couple of years ago another woman found herself staying at an AirBnb in New York only to find that she had been accommodated behind a one-way mirror in a restaurant!

When she complained she received a message which read, ‘Actually, we were going to cancel your reservation as we had some room issues, however we were pleased that in the end we were able to overcome the problem and host you anyway.’ 

No issues like that in times of old and for her weekly dip into times past, Margaret Mills took as her subject, North Weald Bassett Airfield, which came into its own during the last world war.

Listen here to the interesting facts about this airfield that Margaret has uncovered: –

I look forward to seeing you again next week,
Scott

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