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Airports with Cots

airports with cotsThe summer airport sleeping season is our favourite time of year. It is the time of year when travellers voluntarily head out into the airports with their sleeping bags and "will-try-it-if-it-saves-me-money attitudes".

The winter airport sleeping season, on the other hand, is not so pleasant as stranded travellers are usually there due to bad weather, flight cancellations and missed connections. Fortunately, there are a few airports that provide stranded travellers with cots, pillows, blankets, toiletries and food coupons. Sometimes getting stuck in the airport is not so bad at these airports!

Before you go on a search for cots at the airport, keep in mind that they only bring them out in the event of a storm. The airports DO NOT bring the cots out every night just to accommodate cheap financially challenged travellers. I receive so many messages from people who want to know how they can "reserve" a cot and it is not possible!

If you have any information about where stranded travellers can find cots or if you have a photo to share, please email me and I will add the information below.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

Where can I find the cots?
from a reader: Last December, when Europe had frequent problems with snow storms, the airport put up 1700 cots at both airside and land side of the terminal to help stranded passengers. Schiphol also provided food and drinks to everyone stranded overnight.

Amsterdam Airport Guide

BOSTON LOGAN, USA
boston logan airport cots
photo by SleepingInAirports reader, Omar

Where can I find the cots?
Thanks to Omar from Mexico for sending us this photo of the cots at Boston Logan. He found them in the AA claim baggage area in Terminal B. 

Boston Logan Airport Guide


BRUSSELS, Belgium

Brussels Charleroi Airport Guide

CHARLOTTE, USA

BOP 2007
by Burnt Pixel, flickr.com

Charlotte-Douglas Airport Guide


CHICAGO MIDWAY, USA

Stuck in the airport
by Andrew Maiman, flickr.com

Where can I find the cots?
Terminal C

Chicago Midway Airport Guide

CHICAGO O'HARE, USA

Reasons to be cheerful
by sundaykofax, flickr.com

Where can I find the cots?
Near gate K1

Chicago O'Hare Airport Guide


DALLAS-FORTH WORTH, USA

20hr in the Dallas Airport 02
by kano_red_kid

Dallas Fort Worth Airport Guide

DALLAS LOVE FIELD, USA

 

Dallas Love Field Airport Guide


DENVER AIRPORT, USA

IMG_0949
by Chris Short, flickr.com

Denver Airport Guide

DES MOINES, USA

Des Moines Airport Guide


FAYETTEVILLE, USA

 

Fayetteville Airport Guide

FRANKFURT, Germany

DSC01670
by wilbanks, flickr.com

Frankfurt Airport Guide


HOUSTON, USA

 

Houston Airport Guide

MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee Airport Guide


MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, USA

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Guide

MUNICH, Germany

b-DSC_0764
by perladipace, flickr.com

Munich Airport Guide


NEWARK, USA

newark airport cot

Where can I find the cots?
Landside. Each terminal has them. A section on the 2nd level of Terminal B had been set up with cots, but people could take them wherever they wanted.

Newark Airport Guide

NEW YORK JFK, USA

New York JFK Airport Guide


OSLO NORWAY

Oslo Airport Guide

PARIS CDG, France

Where can I find the cots?
According to a review that came in on June 01, 2012 cots were available airside in Terminal 2E.

Paris CDG Airport Guide


PARIS ORLY, France


by @RSGVIDEOS/Twitter

Paris Orly Airport Guide

WASHINGTON DULLES
washington dulles cot

Where can I find the cots?
If you are stuck in the airport during a layover, use the airport 'house phone' to request a cot and maybe they will deliver like they did for airport sleeper, Kari.

Washington Dulles Airport Guide

 

Last Updated: 31 October 2013

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