Vasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4094 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9050 times:
Myself and a couple of friends are flying out of STN next saturday on a 6:45am flight to Norway (and returning same day... gotta love super-cheap Ryanair daytrips!)
We were thinking about driving to Stansted the evening before the flight and trying to catch a bit of sleep somewhere before going through security... can anyone recommend any place which is good for sleeping (if any!) ? Is security a problem?
Also, is it possible at all to go through security the night before and sleep somewhere in the departure lounge?
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12011 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9052 times:
Quoting Vasu (Thread starter): can anyone recommend any place which is good for sleeping (if any!) ? Is security a problem?
Stansted is packed at night, it's really quite an odd sight. Security don't bother you at all, but you'll be very hard pushed to get a seat and it's even difficult to get a place infront of a check in counter - there are literally hundreds of people there each night roughing it. Last time I did it I was with fellow A.nutter Birdwatching and we pitched his tent out by one of the roundabouts and slept in that, but the time before I've ended up grabbing 40 winks on the floor beneath the flight departures signs. The heat from all the TVs is surprisingly useful... and I know that makes me sound like a bum, but it's only for a maximum of 6 hours so why pay for a hotel? As far as I know it's not possible to sleep airside.
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Swiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8910 times:
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1): I've ended up grabbing 40 winks on the floor beneath the flight departures signs.
Same. Just take something soft for underneath, and some water because you always seem to wake up with a really dry mouth! Chances are you'll be woken by 3am ish by the noise of people who haven't slept over, arriving.
You can also pay £5 for a shower which I thought would be grim but was actually really clean, as was the towel.