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Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:11 am

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.


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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:29 am

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!)

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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:32 am

I have only slept at two airports:

BOS
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:44 am

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
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:45 am

I spent the night once at SFO. It was like watching another world come to life.
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:07 pm

Spend the night at YYZ and SFO Both time using the golf bag as a pillow and waiting for a flight to Hawaii  Smile
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:16 pm

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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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:23 pm

Only once about ten years ago at LGA. Weather delay. Finally got out about about 4 a.m.
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:04 pm

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
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:21 pm

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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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:54 pm

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.
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:20 pm

ATH
MUC
FRA
CDG

I hate spending the night at airports.
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:06 pm

SAN
GVA
LGA
RNO
PDX

I think that was it and none of them were good to sleep in!
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:20 pm

SVO 2 - not the best place to spend 36 hours....
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:46 pm

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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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:09 pm

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
 
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RE: Airports Which You Have Spent The Night In?

Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:14 pm



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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