Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Getting a good night’s sleep at the airport-21 July, 2009

Getting a good night’s sleep at the airport Anyone who has the misfortune of sleeping at an airport will want to know this: There’s no rest at Paris Charles de Gaulle but you can get a good nights’ sleep at Singapore’s Changi.

So says a survey that rated the world’s ten worst and best airports to get a decent night’s sleep.
“Dirty floors, filthy, overcrowded bathrooms, bird poo and biting insects were among the biggest complaints of the 6,200 travelers who took part in the poll, by travel web site The Guide to Sleeping in Airports,” said Reuters.

Charles de Gaulle was voted the absolute worst, followed by Sheremetyevo in Moscow, which one passenger called "hell on earth."

In the third and fourth spots were New York's JFK and Los Angeles' LAX, while India's Delhi airport rounded off the top five worst airports.

On the other hand, Singapore's Changi was rated the cleanest and most comfortable airport to sleep in, followed by Seoul's Incheon and Amsterdam's Schiphol.

Oslo's Gardermoen and Hong Kong airport rounded off the top five best airports, which the site said travelers loved for the amenities, friendly staff and comfortable seating.

"Sleeping in airports is no longer just for the young budget traveler looking to save a few bucks," said the web site, which was founded by Canadian former travel agent and expert budget traveler Donna McSherry in 1996. It added:

"People of all ages and vocations can now be seen stretched out on airport floors all around the world, whether they are there because of a long transit, flight delay or voluntarily to save money."
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