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Untitled3209

by web-administrator (November, 2005)


Where: Landside and Airside


(Contributed by Tara) - "Wanting to catch a bit of shut eye during the 14 hours I had between flights I decided to stay in Sao Paulo airport. Rather than venture out into the city that I heard only bad stories about I consulted this website for the best place to rest my nog. I arrived at two am in the morning and found the place fairly populated but was determined to find a little area to call my own. After reading another entry i was headed for a quiet passage way on the first floor in terminal 2 were i could rest undisturbed. However, thinking I knew the ins and outs I peaked too early and set up my sleeping bag and using my back pack as a hugable sleeping companion I drifted off in the wrong wing. It wasnt too bad I was able to sleep unroused for about three hours with a sleeping mask on as it was very light. but at around 5.30 -6 am my dreams started to merge with reality as flight hostessess arrived to the staff lounge down the hall dragging their wheely suitcases along the bumpy floor causing motorcycles to appear in my slumber. I tryed to ignore it for about an hour but then the offices in the hall opened. I sat up and peeled off my eye mask to see a nicely dressed lady sitting behind a desk in the office smiling at me. The rest of my day untill four in the afternoon was spent sitting near the check in desks watching big screen tv in portugese as people come and went. Here I drifted in and out of sleep no probs. The seats are uncomfortable buckets seats but if you put your backpack in the one beside you, it can double as a pillow. Overall the place was quite safe, but the ideal spot for a good rest is on the second floor. When i checked it later during the day was continued >>

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Untitled3208

by web-administrator (March, 2005)


Where: Landside


(Contributed by mohammed) - "i landed on Sunday afternoon in Sao Paulo but by connecting flight to Mexico city was the next morning.i was not really hungry so i just had a coffee. things seemed expensive to me - as in almost all airports.i had my sleeping bag with me so i just laid it out behind the information desk on the 1st floor. i had an excellent sleep.there was not much noise from announcements but whenever a flight landed there was a burst of noise - but it was Ok.i didnt really notice cleaning staff- maybe since it was Sunday afternnoon, they were off?i woke up fresh the next morning, i washed/brushed at the restroom- it was kinda clean- but not really so.i had a coffee and some little cake/muffin thingie.then i rested until the boarding for my flight started-overall-OK experience but hardly anyone seemed to speak an acceptable level of English." Added 07 April 06

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Untitled3207

by web-administrator (November, 2005)


Where: Landside and Airside


(Contributed by Tara) - "Wanting to catch a bit of shut eye during the 14 hours I had between flights I decided to stay in Sao Paulo airport. Rather than venture out into the city that I heard only bad stories about I consulted this website for the best place to rest my nog. I arrived at two am in the morning and found the place fairly populated but was determined to find a little area to call my own. After reading another entry i was headed for a quiet passage way on the first floor in terminal 2 were i could rest undisturbed. However, thinking I knew the ins and outs I peaked too early and set up my sleeping bag and using my back pack as a hugable sleeping companion I drifted off in the wrong wing. It wasnt too bad I was able to sleep unroused for about three hours with a sleeping mask on as it was very light. but at around 5.30 -6 am my dreams started to merge with reality as flight hostessess arrived to the staff lounge down the hall dragging their wheely suitcases along the bumpy floor causing motorcycles to appear in my slumber. I tryed to ignore it for about an hour but then the offices in the hall opened. I sat up and peeled off my eye mask to see a nicely dressed lady sitting behind a desk in the office smiling at me. The rest of my day untill four in the afternoon was spent sitting near the check in desks watching big screen tv in portugese as people come and went. Here I drifted in and out of sleep no probs. The seats are uncomfortable buckets seats but if you put your backpack in the one beside you, it can double as a pillow. Overall the place was quite safe, but the ideal spot for a good rest is on the second floor. When i checked it later during the day was continued >>

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Untitled3206

by web-administrator (January, 2005)


(Contributed by ?) - Sao Paulo's international airport is far from Sao Paulo city (and a very ugly ride through grim industrial areas), there is no train service yet (but planned)...the cheapest bet is to take an Airport Bus (for around 15). Some of the airlines provide free transfers to the national airport, in the city. It is a moderately large, ugly, concrete airport, and a hub for flights to the southern cone region. Most airline staff should speak English and Portunhol. Overnight sleeping shouldn't be a problem. Security is low-key, but existent. Should exchange money at the official exchange houses, not with strangers. Not much different than a smaller, older European or North American airport, not nearly as nice as some of the newer, smaller Brazilian airports. " Added 16 Oct 05

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Untitled3205

by web-administrator (August, 2005)


(Contributed by mikensf74) - "Flying Varig - we had a 5 hour layover. We were permitted thru security 5 hours before departure so opted to sleep in the boarding area.We were not the only ones sleeping in the airport. There were many people, usually in bunches of groups. The chairs have arm-rests but we were creative; for every 3 chairs is a table. We alligned the chairs up in rows in order to lay in a chair, while our legs spread out over 2 tables. Bearable!The TV'S at every gate cannot be turned down manually. They were loud. But, at a certain how they "magically" all turned off and a very cool 80s one hit wonders/pop American music mix played instead. Very cool! Hearing this music I didn't want to sleep after all. LOLThe cleaning staff was LOUD and not respectful to us or other sleepers. Boo to them!Security was around, but could care less.The airport is not closed at this hour, and there are occasional bunches of people in transit who don't expect people sleeping, thus a bit loud.I had a hard time sleeping here, but others did not. For that i'd say it's worth a try. " Added 23 Sep 05

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