PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12094 posts, RR: 58 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5216 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
BHX many times
LGW a couple of times
LHR too many times
MAN several times
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.
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Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3084 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5213 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!)
SAA380 From South Africa, joined Mar 2008, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5170 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.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5151 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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