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Surprisingly good spot for some rest

by web-administrator (December, 2016)


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(Guest Review by The Dude) Like most international to domestic travelers in Peru, spending a night in Jorge Chavez is practically a rite of passage. Late international arrivals combined with early morning departures often means hoping for a quiet spot to grab an hour or 2 of sleep. While it's popular (and sometimes the only option) to sleep in the food court area, I was able to check in and make my way through the downstairs domestic terminal at LIM about 3 1/2 hours before my flight. There were at least 8-10 other people sleeping in the area. It's very bright, but quiet. Plenty of space to stretch out as the seats are arranged in groups of 3s, giving you enough legroom to stretch. Around 4:00 AM, the volume of people in the domestic terminal increases substantially and it's virtually impossible to sleep. In fact, it almost becomes a cattle-car situation and is very crowded. However, if you're able to get there well before the rush, it's a good alternative to the food court upstairs.

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First time sleeping in an airport

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Paul) The stay in the Lima airport was anti-climatic, which is just how they should be! The comments and notes on this website were very helpful in knowing a bit about the airport so this report is just adding to those notes. You can get a wifi code from Starbucks if you buy something. The first 15 minutes is free otherwise, courtesy of the airport. A nice touch! The airport really doesn't sleep at night. There are a lot of people coming and going due to the late flights that arrive and the security presence is also nice. We had to spend about an hour on the 'land side' of the security gate since they don't let you enter the 'airside' until 130am. Once we passed into the 'airside' there were ample chairs and cushioning upon which to sleep and the chairs were sans armrests so one can fully stretch out. If you have a short middle of the night or early morning layover in Lima, it is a good place to just hand out versus getting a hotel room. Also, food courts are open at those hours so you can eat too!

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) After security there is a downstairs area with large rows of seats, pretty comfortable to sleep. Bright lights and announces every ten minutes all night long do not help, but at least you can relax, even if you are not able to sleep.

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (May, 2015)


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(Guest Review) I love the duty free, variety of stores, in case you forgot to get something either arriving or leaving. You can get it there.The choice of pubic phones, and also rent a cell phone in the airport is great. You can use it during you stay in Peru. The variety of food options, from Peruvian food to mc Donald's, dunkin donuts, papa johns pizza. the beautiful pictures , great customer service. Money exchange is a great option. The availabity of a safe black car taxi servie at a affordable price without exiting the airport. The closeness of the airlines counters where you can purchase local fight tickets. The customs and immigration services is quick and polite. I also like the way the airport is distributed & also the security. What!s there not to love!

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) i wish i could get through security! i'm flying standby and i am not allowed through until it looks likely that i will make the flight. therefore, sleeping in the unsecured area. happy to have airport personnel at each of the outside doors to check that people have luggage and are flying somewhere before just anyone can stroll in. the airport is in somewhat of a residential area and close to many outside restaurants so i think these people at the door are great! clean airport with 24 hr eateries. i'm appreciative of the free wifi at starbucks!

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Jorge Chavez airport looks old and the customer service is horrible, when you are in transit you have to go through security again even if you already did it, there is no place to rest because it's too crowded, they always change gates at the last minute from one floor with jetway to a lower level using bus delaying the boarding time, the staff is rude, there's no free wifi and very few things to do one of the worst airports ever

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Stayed during layover

by Alexxryan (March, 2016)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: The chairs by the gates had the dividers just between 3 seats..
Cons: Don't have bad thing to say about the airport..


Had 5 hour layover Fr Houston before the early am flight to Cusco.. Was able to lay flat on the chairs and slept for at least 3 hrs.. The restrooms were clean coz there was always a cleaning lady.A lot of the stores and restaurants were open late into the night.. Would stay here again.

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Outrageous prices, no water fountains

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) The Lima international terminal really knows how to get your money: Cons: - There are no water fountains, and water bottles are 3, which in Peru is crazy expensive! - There are three restaurants with burgers ranging from 14 to 16 to 18, which again, in Peru is crazy expensive! - 15 minutes of free wifi or 10 for the day - It costs 31 to leave the international terminal during a long layover and go into Peru, even if you don't leave the airport (the food court is on the other side of immigration) - But..lots of (pricey) duty free shopping! - Finding a plug is like a treasure hunt Pros: No arm rests between the seats, nap friendly. Nothing else. Conclusion: They have thousand dollar machines where you can take a fake selfie with a llama but no water fountains.

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review) This airport offers plenty of seats after the security but before it is quite poor. In addition, there are not a lot of shops so it is quite to entertain yourself. The best is to come with your computer with a lot of movies downloaded or with work.

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Lima Airport Review

by web-administrator (October, 2014)


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(Guest Review) There is nothing to do, if you have a long stopover at night it will be your worst nightmare, the only wait you can sleep is going to your room and sleep on the chair (So unconfortable)

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Nowhere to chill

by Campesino (January, 2015)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Wifi (sometimes)
Cons: Everything except the pros. Nowhere to sleep, etc.


As a frequent traveler, and one who even lives in Peru. I often fly to various airports, including this airport....a lot. Never though, have I had to sleep in this airport, it's always a quick pass through (I fly from my Peruvian home in the mountains, to Lima, then two or three hours later, to the USA. I have to admit, I was not happy with my forced layover in this airport, I thought I would try to sleep in this airport, since I had never done it before. Well, let me tell you, that did'nt even happen. in my 8 hour layover in the night, I was able to sleep 2 hours. That's 6 hours I had to endure of this airport. I could not find a place to sleep, and Starbucks was the nicest place to chill. I tried sleeping, but the constant cleaning crews and annoying security prevented this. Then after going through security early, hoping for a place to sleep past the security, and in my gate. I was a tad bit more successful as it was quieter, however it still stunk, because now I was without internet. They say they have free Wifi, but it barely worked. Overall, avoid spending the night in this airport if possible.

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Lima Airport

by web-administrator (August, 2014)


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(email submission from Sam) Pros: secure, accommodating airport staff, clean, lots of food options Cons: no cheap airport hotel, but if you are resigned to the airport floor, it's not bad at all in my experience Haven't stayed overnight in an airport before, but did so last night in Lima. Overall an excellent experience, I'd do it again. Started out sleeping on the left on the arrivals hall before being (politely) moved on by the cleaners, then went upstairs to the food court. Loads of people seemed to be sleeping there so it felt very safe but not too noisy. Starbucks does free wifi. Lots of eating options open 24 hours. Check in at 4:30am was super busy, so make sure to leave plenty of time.

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Delayed flight to Brazil

by machadoden (June, 2014)


Reason for Stay: Other
Where: Airside
Pros: Very clean, quiet and with nice seats
Cons: No hotel inside the airport


Just before the worldcup in Brazil I had to make a business trip to Lima. And to come to Brazil only 3 days before the worldcup was a not very good experience. I had a 4 hours flight delay and had to sleep in the international boarding area of the airport. After looking for a good area, the best I could find was in the underground floor close to gates 29 and 33. With large, clean, and new seats.

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Secure, friendly staff, terrible organization

by Starxofxlola (July, 2013)


Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Very secure in and out of airside area
Cons: Gate was a mad house


I spent 7 hours in Lima. They great thing was that they check everyone who enters the landside area, so I felt pretty safe. There are many people sleeping because of the international vs domestic flight schedule. The floors and bathrooms are clean, though not much to do. I was mad at the way the gate was organized. No line, no one tried to organize a line, just a lot of pushing. Bus out to plane took us to the wrong plane and then drove away leave 40 people stranded on the freezing Tarmac. Everyone then ran around, confused, until a flight attendant ran out of the plane and directed everyone to walk about five minutes to the right plane. I live in Peru, so I suspect that this is may be part of a cultural nuance.

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Lots of people do it

by giggglius (July, 2012)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: 24 hour airport so very safe and with food and drink and bathrooms
Cons: 24 hour airport so busy, loud, and constant cleaning crews


Early morning flights don't get to check in until after midnight. (My 5am let me check in at 1, my friends 3am let her check in at midnight.) Even then, just because you have a boarding pass doesn't mean you can go through security. I wish I had known that, because then maybe I would have gone to sleep earlier and checked in later. Outside of security, in the shopping/food court there are no real chairs except the food court chairs, so this aiport is fine for people like me who prefer to lie down on the cold floor, but less good for people who like to sleep sitting up. You could probably do that better down at checkin area (only open to ticketed passengers), but there is a very low level of available seats there, and they're next to doors and more likely to get cold and or loud. Sleeping anywhere in the big square around the food court, shops, and Starbucks works, but you might get moved once or twice because of cleaners. I ended up the longest near the Subway sandwiches. Remember, free Wifi from the Starbucks if you buy something, although we had a lot of trouble making that wifi actually work for things like entertainment. Once you can get through security, the waiting area is probably the nicest place I've ever been for sleeping. No arms between the seats, so crazy comfortable, carpeting, etc. Also, you can pay for a fancy shower at the spa if you're desperate.

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