I just accidentally found this website (www.sleepinginairports.net) when googling for the world's best airports. Never tried to sleep in an airport before but after reading numerous independent traveler reviews on the website I don't mind sleeping at Singapore Changi International Airport which the website accorded with the 2006 Golden Pillow Award. I totally agree with the reviewers for citing Changi as it is also my favorite airport so far. The following are interesting excerpts from the sleepinginairports website.
- For travellers who are REALLY on a budget and are looking for a way to skim a few bucks off their travel expenses, why not consider sleeping in an airport? Many airports are actually better than local lodging. And to top it off - IT'S FREE! Your friends and family may look at you funny when you return with your airport stories, but that's only part of the fun. So now, sit back....get out your travel itinerary and plan which airports you're going to sleep in (or avoid altogether) during your next trip.
- Your favourite airports:
Airports you would rather pay to avoid flying through/from:
I'm disheartened that our very own Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was listed on the airports that travelers would rather try to avoid the most. I can't blame the reviewers, as I believe that the reviews are credible enough. I wouldn't even dare just to lie on those cold steel rusty chairs or filthy carpet.