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Horrible night

by web-administrator (October, 2013)

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(Guest Review) Flew out of SFO connecting in Midway for Providence. Fleet week in San Fran so all departures delayed while Blue Angels practiced! After 2.5 hrs we departed on Southwest. Arrived 20 minutes late for connection to PVD. Last flight for PVD that night. Pilot announced that someone would meet us in the concourse with instructions. Of course, no one did. Only direction we were given, was airport closed at 11, so grab some food while restaurants were still open. After buying some grub, we went up to Southwest counter where someone was being trained. He tried to book us onto 1st flight next day but computer locked him out. Only advice was be in line at 4:30 am for assistance. So wife and I settled down on a metal bench for a long night. Around midnight an Hispanic worker was cleaning the floors in our area and asked us in broken English why we were not in the cot room. Huh? No one told us. So after he directed us, we headed for the cots. Oops. One problem. TSA stopped us and told us that after our flight departed, we were non-persons and if we crossed the yellow line without a 'cot room pass' issued by Southwest we could not get back in. No one had directed us to the Southwest office(now closed) to acquire a pass. So back to the bench for an uncomfortable night and standby tix the next day that eventually got us home to PVD. Moral of this story, make noise before debar king the plane and then as soon as you do debark. I made noise with customer service at Southwest and was given 2 100 vouchers as an apology. Also good to ask the people around you who appear to travel frequently. 1 guy asked me the next morning why we didn't use the cot room!!!

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Room of Cots

by web-administrator (October, 2015)

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(Guest Review by Corey) Planned on staying here because of this site. I found the room full of cots with a security guard. Some of the cots have pillows and blankets as well.

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by Zach225 (August, 2015)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Airside
Pros: Designated sleeping area
Cons: none

flew into Midway at midnight and had a meeting at 8am. My company is in startup mode so I try be be frugal when traveling. I cozied up in Concourse C on the ground and at 1am was woken up by a police officer, letting me know that they would be cleaning the concourse soon and that it would be a good idea to go to concourse a, where there was a designated sleeping area. I walked down to Concourse A and another polite officer pointed me to a massive room with 100ish cots/pillows and blankets, about 20 of which were occupied. I cozied up and would have fallen right to sleep but there was a dude snoring so loud it was comical. Like seriously I couldn't have snored louder if I tried. Lots of people were laughing at the dude, a few were annoyed. The cop told me that they'd wake us at 4:30 when more passengers start arriving, but I slept past five and nobody came in. I felt safe and secure the whole time with the officer guarding the area and ultimately got a few much needed hours of sleep despite Mr Snoremeister.

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sleeping in Midway Airport on provided cot/blanket/pillow and free sundries

by web-administrator (June, 2015)

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(Guest Review) What a pleasant surprise when i found myself at Midway at 12:30 am in the morning waiting for my 5:30 am flight and was told of the pm travel assistance program. As i ticked passenger I was allowed a cot, blanket and pillow in a semi-dark room. Also provided was a guard while I slept! In the morning the guard handed me a zip lock block with lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste and alcohol wipes! Got some shuteye! Thank you Chicago!

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Comfortable for a quick overnight

by chopperman (August, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Just for the fun of it
Where: Airside
Pros: Clean, little noise, toilets, water fountains, 24 hour food/drink available
Cons: Light not turned off, no bench seats

Concourse A and B are the busiest, so use Concourse C. Only infrequently used by Suncountry and Allegiant, it is very quiet and clean. The overhead lights stay on all night so bring a mask to cover your eyes. No bench seating so I used a foam mattress on the floor, along with a borrowed airline blanket, and I was pretty comfortable. Got some good rest. Some of the food court is open 24 hours so there is food/drink when needed. Some security and cleaners wandering around at night by no-one bothered me for my 6 hours there.

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