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 Sheremetyevo
3. New York JFK
4. Los Angeles
6. Chicago O"Hare
9. Rome Fiumicino
10. London Heathrow
Regional Worst Major Airport List:
Worst Airport in the South Pacific/Oceania: Tonga
Worst Airport in Asia: Delhi, India
Worst Airport in Africa: Abuja, Nigeria
Worst Airport in the Middle East: Sanaa, Yemen
Worst Airport in the Caribbean and Central America: Havana, Cuba
Worst Airport in South America: Buenos Aires Aeroparque, Argentina
Worst Airport in North America: Los Angeles, USA
Worst Airport in Europe: Paris Charles de Gaulle, France