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Worked so great!

by hs98 (January, 2014)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside
Pros: Comfy booths, no one bugged us
Cons: Comfy spots fill up fast, Loud group near us


We, my seven year old daughter and I, flew from SLC to SFO kind of on a whim for an event. Flew out Friday afternoon, got on the Bart train, attended event, and rode Bart back, and then took Air tran to Terminal 3 since I'd heard about the 24 hour Subway from this site. Noticed that the front and back of each Air Tran car would make a good plan B for sleeping arrangements. It was about 10:30 when we arrived, and our flight left the next morning at 6:00. I didn't want to pay for a hotel, plus I thought it would be kind of fun. We got some subs (the employee was really struggling. We were the only customers and she messed up three things with our order, and took a personal phone call while serving us) and scoped out a booth. Good timing, because by about 11:10 they were all filled with sleepers! There are plenty of other tables for customer continued >>

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Slept pretty good

by garminemap (May, 2013)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: No one bothered me all night
Cons: announcements all night


At the end of the international wing ( G gates ) I moved a few chairs around and had the place all to myself all night. Numerous outlets around to charge up phone etc. I think the last flight leaves around 0100 after that its quiet (except for stupid announcements.

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Sleeping at SFO

by chrisgehrt (January, 2013)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: actually got to fall asleep, security was friendly
Cons: felt like I got SARS from napping in the International terminal food court.


I first fell asleep in the food court in the international terminal on the soft couch like benches near the 'Burger Joint' restaurant, I slept her till around 12:30 am, got up when I felt I was inconveniencing the cleaning crew. The terminal shuttle had closed so I walked down to terminal 2 seeing about 10 different people sleeping or 'settling in' along the way. I set up camp on one of the round soft circle shaped benches across from the Virgin Airlines check in (that I read about on this site) - settled in nicely, was awoken by security about 4:30 am and told to put my clothes on. (I have to sleep nude) But otherwise no complaints, or hassles. *would recommend some sort of eye mask and headphones because flight attendants like to walk by in the middle of the night and have conversations over your face. Also the hourly announcements get continued >>

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a night at SFO

by paseonet (August, 2012)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside
Pros: renovated clean terminals
Cons: too many seats with armrests


For a 7AM SFO-SEA flight it was too much to ask anyone around, so I arrived at SFO at 22:30 via BART. But AlaskaAir had already closed its counters and it won't open the next day until 6AM, unlike some other airlines at 4:30AM. SFO is a bit cold in August but the air condition is probably turned off after midnight as it felt more humid and less chilly later in the night. With my large suitecase I didn't want to get through security and come back to the next monring for check-in. So I stayed at the landside. No designated areas to sleep/nap were found. There were however some nooks out of way from passenger traffic here and there. One example was the area near the opposite restrooms, those areas were very quiet after midnight cleanings. Overall on the landside Terminal 2 was the best place to find a spot. Terminal 3 with United a continued >>

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Found the comfy benches in Terminal 2

by jujusand (February, 2012)


Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside
Pros: large comfy padded benches, in a bright, fairly secure area
Cons: a little cold with AC too high, and some announcements


I was not about to pay over 100 for an 18 hour overnight layover in SFO, so I scoured this site for advice on where to sleep. I can't do the floor, and it's hard to go to sleep for me, so I looked for the padded, long benches Kilroy mentioned - when he was here, he said Terminal 1 near Baggage Claim 4. No luck, I think they moved them and I think I found them! YAY! At the indoor connector area where Terminal 1 meets Terminal 2........past the aquarium and in front of the Virgin America check-in counters there is a soft, padded, oddly shaped 'bench' - like 3 'dots' with 2 lines connecting them. It's now 11 pm, and Virgin America has closed the counters so all is quiet (yes, some announcements but spaces aprt, maybe every 20-30 minutes. Not bad, bring earplugs anyway.) It's quite bright in here (bring eyemask and blanket) but the bright continued >>

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