South Pacific : New Zealand : Auckland : AKL


Positive Experience

by kahwooi (June, 2008)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside

Was in the airport 16 hours before my departure for Malaysia. Asked the friendly person in the info booth and asked if there was any place to sleep. In a good mood he told me the observation room would be ideal and lots of people do camp there. So I did. Pros: A few (like 3 maybe) of power supply holes (is that what it's called?) scattered around the place. Comfy sofa. Dark. Safe (saw the security patrolling twice...). No stigma towards airport sleepers (since it was the first time sleeping in the airport, I expected to be frowned upon, but gladly wasn't, there were around 4 more people there). Temperature was just nice. Few Samsung-sponsored Internet PC in lobby. Cons: Loud and very repetitive announcement (about not to bring gels/liquid on board). But since that was a new regulation at that time, so it's understandable. Ther continued >>

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by cthong85 (June, 2007)

Reason for Stay: No Money
Where: Landside

Had a flight to catch at very early morning, i occupied 4 cushioned seats in a row, was totally undisturbed until the gift shops open. Security is great, toilets are clean. to sum it all up...good

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by web-administrator (September, 2007)

Where: Airside

(Contributed by Tesh and Ben) We were in Auckland airport in transit early in the morning. We had over 3 hours to take a nap and wait for a connecting flight. We had been flying all night. We found a good spot near the AirNZ transit desk with rows of seats (no arm rests) we could lay down on. They were padded and quite comfy. It was pretty quiet there and there was no music and minimal announcements. In general in this part of the International airport there are plenty of these seats which are ideal for airport sleeping.

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by web-administrator (August, 2006)

Where: Landside and Airside

(Contributed by Sean) - "I'm in the Auckland airport right now, using one of their six Samsung-sponsored FREE INTERNET kiosks! Apparently they've been here for six months. Yippie! I don't expect any problems tonight, as this is NZ. Plus a few helpful information people told me I'd be all right. If you're in transit, even if it's over 24 hours, push them at BNZ to waive the departure tax. They'll do it if you give them your sob story." Added 28 August 06

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by web-administrator (May, 2006)

Where: Landside

(Contributed by Greg) - "I overnighted at Auckland Airport twice recently, once on the way to Australia, once on the way back. The first time I chose a secluded corner (upstairs near the cafe), and had no trouble at all, apart from a long walk to the toilets. I slept undisturbed for about five hours. The second time I noticed a bunch of other people sleeping in the area near Jean Batten's plane, so I joined them, but around 4AM they all got up to catch their flight and were very noisy about it, completely disregarding me, who didn't have to rise till 6AM. I couldn't get back to sleep, so I had to make do with only three hours' sleep that night. My advice would be to avoid areas where others are sleeping, and try to find a quiet spot on your own (but I realise that I say that as a male). Avoid thoroughfares and seek out corners. If you hav continued >>

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