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User currently offlineRonen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Don't know if you saw this site (interesting)
http://www.sleepinginairports.net/airports.htm

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User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

That site is excellent.
How many people do have experience at sleeping in airports, train stations, parks, streets and whatever bizarre places. It would be interesting to see how adventurous we at A.net are!


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

I've only slept at one airport that I remember, Manchester International in June 1998. The reason was that I had missed the last train home and it was more comfortable than sleeping at Manchester Picadilly train station.

I've slept in loads of train stations and once slept on a bench by the Thames-near Westminster tube station.

This was all years ago though, I haven't 'slept out' for ages.


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

That is a very informative site. Not in the least bit surprised by the number of reports about Logan Airport. Nor was I shocked by the ones for ATL (since I saw many a traveler forced into an overnighter at ATL.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I've slept at SEA/TAC. (Seattle)
Airports aren't that comfortable; but they're cheap  Smile


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

No they are not comfortable, but they are sometimes more comfortable than the aircraft!


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

During the real cold Winter nights I would see homeless folks sleeping in the Terminals at EWR, they were always clean and had duffle bags so they looked like travelers.

Except I would see the same people every time the tempature at night would drop into the teens or lower, I think the PA cops had an unwritten rule to look the other way on dangerously cold nights.

It's a shame that after 9-11 you can't go into Terminal's concourses without tickets, and that lying around other parts of the Terminal with bags is not allowed under stricter security scrutiny. And like I said they never bothered anyone, they just wanted to sleep someplace warm where they didn't have to worry about getting knifed.

(before 9-11) I've seen homeless folks at EWR, PHL and DCA, probably very common (pre 9-11) at most airports near major cities.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

I have slept at GLA,GVA and BRU lately.All are good and have locker/storage facilities.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Check out the stories about Port Moresby in Papau New Guinea. One in particular really takes the cake.

User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

What stories are they? I've been through POM a number of times-but sleeping there is one thing I would never consider doing no matter what the circumstances. It's not like it's a busy airport or anything.


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Here is the direct quote from the site:

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Contributed by ?)
This listing has been listed as a contribution of the Month
"I can only imagine that this place was safer when the Americans and Japanese were bombing it in world war two. never mind the lack of places to sleep, terrible food prepared by halfwits and eaten by roaches and mossies before you get to it, toilets that make the 'black hole of Calcutta' look like the Ritz. I could handle that. What I couldn't handle was the shoot-out which happened in the terminal between the cops and a local gang which resulted in 3 dead youths, 1 dead cop and 2 dead airport workers who happened to be standing 10 metres from me. After that I just got on the next flight out no matter where it was going. avoid at all costs."





User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1791 times:

There is also a story about people getting mugged and robbed on the tarmac at Lagos (LOS) between the gate and the plane, and a few stories of muggings in the terminal! Can anyone confirm this or similar and what the airport in Lagos is really like this seems so hard to believe.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Some of the information is inaccurate.

Unfortunatly C concourse at ANC was demolished two years ago to make room for the terminal expansion. So the display of animal mounts is no longer there.

It was a great place to crash out though.



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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1739 times:









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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Dripstick
Has the first of your three pics been taken at HNL? Had to wait there around 1 hrs until they opened the terminal when I took the CS Island Hopper for GUM ...



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I've slept in MIA... dreadfull experiance. We got off the MD80 and had to wait the night till our ATR42 left to the Bahamass. There is little to do in MIA at night but ride the train and watch the planes.... but it is dark and they are hard to see.

User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

It's hard to tell but I'm hoping that the Port Moresby reports were from before the new terminal building was opened. I know my Mum and Dad witnessed a shootout in the supermarket a couple of years ago so the report of gunfire outside the terminal is most likely to be accurate.


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
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