NEW BART service to OAK

by sfgirl (November, 2014)

Where: Landside
Pros: Lots
Cons: None

This isn't really a review, more a heads-up. Starting tomorrow passengers going to or coming from the Oakland airport (OAK) dont' have to take the AirBART bus to get to the Coliseum station to take a BART train. The new service will make things so much easier... Here's the announcement with link for fares, etc: I am a forum member on LP's Thorn Tree and I reference your website every week (often, more) even for those who don't want to sleep, it's still a great roundup of information and honest personal reviews. Know how much your site benefits travellers I wanted to make certain the information about the easier OAK-BART linkup was in your hands where it will do the most good. Thanks for all the good you do in helping travellers.

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Two Good Nights

by ancccdxh (March, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside
Pros: Quiet and safe
Cons: Few benches/chairs

I slept in Bodo Airport twice for two nights. The first time was when I needed to catch an early connection flight to Lofoten. The guards were very friendly. They simply checked my itinerary, informed me of the opening hours and left me alone for good sleep. The good thing was the airport was closed during the night so it's almost 100 safe. The bad thing was, you can't go out. But since there is actually nothing outside except for freezing cold winds or endless daytime, you don't have to worry. I stayed here overnight again 3 days later for another connection flight. Also positive. The only thing I dislike was that the security officer denied my cube of butter. Maybe they've found other usage of it on a flight other than eating?

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Worse 14 hour ordeal of my life

by wwaileng (November, 2014)

Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything

Had the worst experience at this airport. To cut a 14 hour story short (that's how long I was made to wait in the airport, without being allowed to enter Auckland), I had my mobile phone, passport and return ticket seized by customs (without them telling me what was my alleged crime), customs went through my mobile phone without my consent, didn't allow me access to a phone call (although my friend who was supposed to pick me up from the airport was frantically trying to call me) and was made to wait for at least 5-6 hours for the morning shift to conduct a formal interview with me. After 14 hours, the immigration officer who conducted the interview with me (who was actually a nice man. Can't say the same for the customs folks), told me I was sent to immigration because the customs read from my phone messages that I was paid for sex. I wa continued >>

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Night at Geneva airport

by Alam Khan (October, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside
Pros: Secure, wi-fi
Cons: Sleeping space

I spent a night at Geneva airport 15-16 Nov 2014. As I knew the airport closes at mid-night, I arrived early at the airport by 9.30 PM. They don't allow you to check-in before 5 AM, so at the land-side, I spent 2-3 hours eating, surfing internet and reading. After mid-night all the shops close, so I started looking for a place to sleep. There is no sleeping benches at the airport. But I found a place to sleep opposite Martel pastry shop, they have leather chairs and you can club 3-4 chairs and sleep. It is very comfortable. I had a good 4-5 hours of sleep. Hope this helps. Regards, Alam

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No problem

by saracastrop (July, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Airside
Pros: I was alone during the night but anyone bothered me
Cons: I didnt see any open shop

I spent all night without any problem but completely alone. It was really quiet and safe

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