Hotel That Never Lands is set to fly 5,000 guests through the sky

People were stunned by a video showing a potential AI-guided plane that “would never land”. Take a look below:

The “Sky Cruise” concept designed by Hashem Al-Ghaili is basically a flying hotel with 20 nuclear-powered engines and a capacity of 5,000 passengers.

Al-Ghaili has dubbed the plane the “future of travel,” stating that conventional airlines would “transport” passengers to and from Sky Cruise that would never touch the ground, and would even do all in-flight repairs.

Reporting on Al-Ghaili’s design, the Daily Star notes that when asked how many pilots it would take to fly the Sky Cruise, he replied: ‘All this technology and you still want pilots? I believe it will be fully autonomous.”

The idea behind the
The idea behind the “flying hotel” amazed the audience. Photo credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili

That’s all well and good, but the Sky Cruise would still require a significant number of crew members as there would also be a massive onboard shopping mall, not to mention pools, gyms and cinemas.

In a video rendering of the plane posted by Al-Ghaili on YouTube, titled “Sky Cruise: A Futuristic Hotel Above the Clouds,” it can be seen towering over regular-sized planes and has even been dubbed “the… perfect place for weddings’.

While the flying hotel’s launch date has yet to be announced, not everyone is excited about Al-Ghaili’s idea. One person writes in the comments section below his video: “Great idea putting a nuclear reactor in something that could fail and fall out of the sky.”

Another added, “I’m sure I could afford a bottom deck ticket with no leg room and no lounge access,” while a third quipped, “I feel like this is where all the rich people go.” hide during the apocalypse and just fly about the rest of the world while everyone battles it out Mad Max style.”

The Sky Cruise would be a flying hotel capable of carrying 5,000 passengers.  Photo credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili
The Sky Cruise would be a flying hotel capable of carrying 5,000 passengers. Photo credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili

The 31-year-old science communicator and video producer Al-Ghaili is Yemeni but currently lives in Berlin, according to his website.

A section of his bio states, “A molecular biologist by trade, Hashem uses his knowledge and passion for science to educate the public through social media and video content.”

Services Al-Ghaili specializes in include speaking engagements, content creation and digital marketing. Back in 2018, he gave a Ted Talk about the education system and how it can be changed for the better.

Other videos on Al-Ghaili’s YouTube include “This Is What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles”, “The 5 Most Extreme Planets That Can Kill You” and “Could the Earth One Day Stop Spinning?”.