GIANT CITIES SEEM TO HAVE THE WORST AIRPORTS - FOR SLEEPING!

Sara Thopson - Aug 3, 2009
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Charles de Gaulle ends up top of the list of worst airports to sleep in. Delhi, Moscow and LA are not too far behind. The results come from airport sleepers’ experiences at the air stops of some of the world’s largest metropolis areas. The comments and results were found on Sleepinginairports.net. Most of the information given about airports in official surveys nowadays is, admittedly, either useless or boring. More often than not, the purpose of the surveys is focused on architecture or traffic. This interests business people at best. Otherwise, there is a plethora of materials about revenue, whereby the target group is much the same as above. However, Sleppinginairports.net, as the site name suggests, provides a much more useful insight into what really matters to those not fortunate enough to spend half of the holiday budget on airport hotels or lack transit visas. Sleeping in airports is not a rare phenomenon and is well worthy of some attention. Even the upper echelons of society, who refuse to use buses in fear of tarnishing their reputation, have been known to do it.The majority of airport sleepers have named Charles de Gaulle in Paris to be a nightmare. The smells are repulsive, the homeless people annoying and dangerous and the facilities are far from luxurious. Rude staff make the early hours in CDG even less forgettable. The local inability to control temperatures further hinders those looking to survive the night in transit.Other horrors at airports in the early hours have been experienced in Chicago, Moscow, JFK airport in New York, Delhi. Rome has also been mooted, as an interesting place for airport sleeping in that one is likely to wake up covered in pigeon excrement. The Philippines capital of Manila is famous for having a lack of seats. When one is finally found, the finder most often regrets his ‘lucky’ find. Top 10 Worst Airports for Sleeping: 1. Paris Charles de Gaulle 2. Moscow Sheremetyevo3. New York JFK4. Los Angeles5. Delhi6. Chicago O"Hare 7. Mumbai8. Manila9. Rome Fiumicino10. London Heathrow Regional Worst Major Airport List: Worst Airport in the South Pacific/Oceania: TongaWorst Airport in Asia: Delhi, IndiaWorst Airport in Africa: Abuja, NigeriaWorst Airport in the Middle East: Sanaa, YemenWorst Airport in the Caribbean and Central America: Havana, CubaWorst Airport in South America: Buenos Aires Aeroparque, ArgentinaWorst Airport in North America: Los Angeles, USAWorst Airport in Europe: Paris Charles de Gaulle, France Related:SKYTRAX: WORLD’S BEST AIRPORTSTop 10 Airports to Spend Your Night At

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  1. Can't believe that the worst airport is in Paris. I don't have much experience with world airports but this surprises me. Perhaps that's because I have never had to sleep in airport:)

    (Austria)

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