by The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 9 December 2011

Want to light up a smoke in first class without getting turfed out of the plane like Alec Baldwin? We’ve got your ticket: just head on over to Runway 34, an airplane-turned restaurant just outside the Zurich airport. Housed inside a converted old Russian plane that actually sits inside a hangar, the restaurant comes complete with a first class smokers’ lounge and a full-service restaurant. The waiters even serve you from those classic boxy trolleys that you’ll recognize from every flight you’ve ever taken. But the coolest thing about Runway 34? Zero turbulence – and a hell of a lot more legroom.