North America : USA : North Carolina : Raleigh : RDU



by web-administrator (July, 2014)

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(email submission) RDU will kick you out of terminal 2 to 'close' around 1am for three hours and force you to stay in baggage claim until the airport 'opens' around 4. Seeing as baggage claim is considerably colder and noisier than upstairs (and you have to go through security again) it's pretty annoying.

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I could certainly go back without problems

by dtrader98 (August, 2010)

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

I arrived in Terminal 2 and stayed there. The facilities are well-lit, and clean. There are chairs without armrests, so it is possible to sleep flat without having to sleep on the floor. I certainly would mind having to back and sleeping over again.

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Thank God I have a military ID

by aflip6602 (July, 2008)

Reason for Stay: Waiting for for friends or family

Hidden away on the 2nd floor, only reachable by a service elevator (Between terminals) is the USO which has a neat little room for soldiers & family members traveling through: comfy recliners to stretch out in, free computer access, large TVs, video games, food, and always a friendly attendant. They will wake you up if you ask them to, or try to help you find a free ride to Ft. Bragg or Camp Lejeune. I am not sure how open they would be to let non-military people snooze in the recliner, especially late at night, but it wouldn't hurt to ask?!?

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Can not ask for more

by dolinloop (December, 2007)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside

I slept overnight in the chapel between two connection flightsDThere're chairs without arms put in line, worked well for me. It was very quite. Just 2-3 few other people came in and out during the night. It was good and i couldn't ask for more from a night in the airport.

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by web-administrator (January, 2000)

(Contributed by Roxanne) - "When I boarded a plane in Wichita, KS, on Wednesday afternoon to travel to Pittsburgh, PA, via Atlanta, I never expected to end up sleeping in Raleigh-Durham (NC). The plane left Atlanta, was unable to land in PIT due to ice, and abandoned its 100 or so passengers in Raleigh-Durham. Not one chair in this airport comes without arms (no stretching out) or with a high back (no slumping over). The lights are on all the time. However, the vending machines are not locked up and are located in a cafeteria-style restaurant with accessible tables and chairs. The book store has two floor-to-ceiling book shelves outside the lockup with a donation box marked "Honor System" so we could all buy paperbacks to get ourselves in the ready-to-go-to-sleep mode. No chapel that I saw. No people at all between 2 am and 5 am, so you c continued >>

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