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Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

We haven't had one of these threads for a few years (or so a search suggests), so, which airports have you spent the night in - staying in the airport hotel isn't allowed, you have to have spent it actually inside the terminal.

It might be looked down upon by the mature and well versed business traveller, but for many it's a convenient way of avoiding costly airport hotels - especially when backpacking, these are the ones I have 'stayed' at to date, with further nights in MAN, BCN, GRO, LGW, RIX and even CWL (if it's even open during the night?) coming up;

AMS once or twice
BCN once
BHX many times
BRS once
CDG once
CPH once
DUB once
HKG once
LGW a couple of times
LHR too many times
MAD once
MAN several times
MNL once
STN once
ZRH once

Are there any airports which you think are particularly good for sleeping in? Personally I think ZRH was great, I had an overnight there as part of a discount BHX-ZRH-BCN return ticket and found some great soft chairs to chill out on. Worst was probably CDG, very cold, and some very odd people about during the night.


Dan  Smile


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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3006 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

I've stayed in the JNB airport hotel, but that doesn't count...

Other than that, just BHX. Late night arrival, and the first train out to Norwich wasn't until about 6am. Laid out a camping mattress on the floor between the main terminal and Eurohub (as it was then). The floor sloped a bit which helped! (was with a mate, we had a tent in our luggage among other camping gear - could have pitched it on a roundabout!)

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/
Lists users' experiences...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4247 times:

I have only slept at two airports:

BOS
ORD



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

I have slept ( or at least tried too) once at an airport and that was at Helsinki.

Some guys kept me awake as they just arrived from the Loveparade and had still plenty to drink.  Smile


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

I spent the night once at SFO. It was like watching another world come to life.

User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Spend the night at YYZ and SFO Both time using the golf bag as a pillow and waiting for a flight to Hawaii  Smile

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

New York JFK terminal 4, I felt as if i was in a homeless shelter.

Other airports I had to stay the night but i left and got a hotel. Those include...

Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul



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User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4216 times:
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Only once about ten years ago at LGA. Weather delay. Finally got out about about 4 a.m.

User currently offlineSAA380 From South Africa, joined Mar 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

I was on a connection flight from JNB-PER-BNE.
When we arrived 11AM at PER, our connection flight to BNE was 11PM.
So we had 12 hours to spend in Perth with very little money.
We decided to stay in the domestic section and wait for our next flight.

We didn't exactly sleep in the airport, but it still was very boring sitting in a deserted
terminal building and only having enough money for a coke.  bored 



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Only once for me, and that was at CNS. I had a really early flight to SYD that was a continuation of a flight from Japan and didn't want to fork out for a hotel just for half a night. The cleaning staff were great, they let me store my luggage in their stock cupboard so I could come and go if I wanted to. I slept on the floor, and used my camera backpack as a pillow!


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

JFK - in 1980. Trans World cancelled the JFK-FRA flight and by the time they had everything figured out, it didn't make sense to leave the airport. I grabbed a chair, and grabbed a nap.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27005 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

ATH
MUC
FRA
CDG

I hate spending the night at airports.


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

SAN
GVA
LGA
RNO
PDX

I think that was it and none of them were good to sleep in!



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User currently offlineTolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

SVO 2 - not the best place to spend 36 hours....

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9040 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4143 times:
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Never, and I intend to keep it that way Big grin

I will check in to a hotel before I sleep somewhere on the floor waiting for a flight... No thanks

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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

I can add another I forgot. VIE but that was because one flight was delayed for 24 hours and I slept during work  duck  Big grin

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9040 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4138 times:
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Quoting OHLHD (Reply 15):
and I slept during work duck

Ts ts ts! Big grin I do that myself as well Big grin

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