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Airports with Cots for Stranded Travellers

Sleeping in the airport is never a fun experience
when you are unprepared.

airports with cotsIf you have experienced a flight delay or cancellation due to bad weather and all you want to do is get to your holiday destination or home without spending more money on hotels, sleeping in the airport may be your only option. Fortunately, there are a few airports that provide stranded travellers with cots, pillows, blankets, toiletries and food coupons. It may not be the bed you would rather be in, but getting stuck in theses airports may not be as bad as you would have expected!

 

Before you go on a search for cots at the airport, remember that they only bring them out in the event of a storm and mass flight cancellations. 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

From the airport: DFW Airport and its airlines always have more than a thousand on hand ready to be given out to passengers as need be.  They work together to distribute them when bad weather results in cancelled flights and travelers choose to stay in the terminals rather than head to nearby hotels.  The airport makes arrangements to bring in more cots, pillows and blankets if need be. Our customer service teams at the airport also give out toiletries and diapers.

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

MOSCOW SHEREMETYEVO, Russia

moscow sheremetyevo airbeds
by MsSaraKelly, flickr.com

From the airport: These mattresses are intended for distribution in cases of massive flight delays.

Moscow Sheremetyevo 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

Paris Orly Airport Guide

OTTAWA, Canada

Ottawa 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: 08 December 2014

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