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Worst night of my Life

by snowinpeg (April, 2011)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Roof, two automatic sliding doors, handicap washrooms
Cons: Everything; the atmosphere is extremely negative, the airport is run down

The Winnipeg International Airport should be renamed to Winnipeg Airport because it simply should not be able to receive international flights, because it stinks with disgrace to humanity. The moment you walk in there, it feels like you have gone back in time to time of post soviet era in one of those underdeveloped countries following soviet union collapse. The dining area is an overstatement, food is ugly expensive and the service....there is no service, it feels like they are doing you a favor even though you are nice to the working staff. At the main entrance, there is automatic sliding door, WOW! Only one, Winnipeg still has everything 'manual' or 'mechanic'. IT is way behind technology and doesn't seem to ever catch up with the rest of the developing cities. As mentioned, at the entrance, there is an ugly carpet that has been there continued >>

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by web-administrator (February, 2002)

(Contributed by ?) The best place to sleep at YWG is the observation deck. Not only is there plenty of floor space, but there are several couch-like benches too! The observation deck is very quiet, and the lights are dimmed at night. You go through a strange neon-lit walkway to get there, kind of a meditative experience. A flight departure/arrival screen is nearby - handy for the many flights that leave in the early, early, EARLY morning. Only thing I worried about was sleeping through my departure time. Lounge with big screen TV and cable is just outside the observation deck to catch the early morning news. There were about 8 people sleeping in this room when I spent the night here, and we all had plenty of room - and a good night's sleep! There is also a chapel at YWG. It is comfy and quiet, but if you sleep there, please be respectfu continued >>

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by web-administrator (January, 2000)

(Contributed by Tracy Grant) "Winnipeg isn't too bad provided you're there between May and October. Otherwise be prepared for a wickedly cold terminal if you haven't dressed right. The upper level has pricey and boring food but okay book & magazine stands. To find a place to sleep, cross the driveway that separates the Terminal from the Rent-A-Car agency building and sleep in their chairs. For the most part no one will bother you until it's time to lock up and the washrooms are nearby. The chairs are right in front of the agency counters so they'll watch your stuff while you're napping (just ask nicely)"

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by web-administrator (January, 2000)

(Contributed by ?) "I live in Winnipeg, and use the airport often. Clearly I don't ever have a need to sleep there, but from scoping out the airport I can suggest a few good places to catch some shut-eye. First and best is the international arrivals lounge. It is on the lower level, and has lots of big comfy couches. Winnipeg only has around 10 international arrivals per day, so the lounge is often empty and quiet. My second suggestion is the observation deck, which hardly anyone ever uses. You'd have to sleep on the floor, but it is very isolated and quiet."

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by web-administrator (January, 2006)

Where: Landside

(Contributed by Lloyd Jones) ""I left Winnipeg 9:30 PM to go to Thunder Bay an hour away by air. It was cold but the skies were clear. When we approached Thunder Bay the pilot announced that the runways were not cleared after a sudden storm and the workers had gone home. After circling Thunder Bay for a while, the pilot said he was going to have to go to Sault Ste Marie. We landed safely...only to refuel. Couldn't stay there for the night because the storm that brought horrible weather to Thunder Bay was heading their way. So back we went to Winnipeg arriving at 3 AM. I said to the security agent "Where's a good place to stay at the Wpg airport?" "Observation deck" he suggested, "most comfortable place in the airport." I checked out the airport chapel for a possible stay but the seats were not long enough and the light wouldn't turn off. continued >>

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