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by web-administrator (September, 2014)

Pros: -
Cons: -

(GUEST) This is a brand new airport with issues like:- 1. Check-in staff said there was water available near the gates. Not true. The water dispenser was 300 metres from my gate and the Air Asia staff I questioned after passing one said 'how could I know where all the water dispensers are?' It is a poorly designed airport with crappy food and will not last long enough to handle volume of travellers. The toilets were already damaged and the door handle on one was falling off. Welcome to Malaysia!

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One of the worst airports I've even been to

by suprdude (September, 2014)

Pros: Domestic terminal is good
Cons: International terminal is among the world's worst

Where to start? If you want to go to the international terminal from domestic, you have to pay for the tram, and they run about 20 minutes apart. The food selection and shopping in domestic is great, but international gives you a very very poor selection. The elevator is very very slow even though nobody appeared to be using it. The floor numbers aren't sequential (it goes from 3 directly to 5 somehow. Even though you've gone through security, you have to go through it again in you individual gate; and no liquids allowed AT ALL (no refill via water fountains). At the first security checkpoint, the woman was clearly not looking at the x-ray machine.

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Pleasant and comfortable.

by tashore14 (June, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside
Pros: Plenty of space, great supermarket, excellent facilities.
Cons: Get in early; it is a bit of a shanty town in parts.

I'm not sure that I'd put Kuala Lumpur International on the same level as Changi, but it is a pleasant airport for sleeping. The rail system to and from the city is exceptional. The facilities within the new KLIA2 are outstanding; the supermarket is particularly appreciated. The wi-fi is good, the loos are almost all well-maintained by a smiling, ever-present cleaner and the restaurants are numerous and largely inexpensive (from a Western European point-of-view; perhaps not to an American). This all being said, KLIA is not like Copenhagen Airport or Charles de Gaulle; do not expect the smiling faces of Portuguese language-students or Israeli hippies to be the bulk of those sleeping at KLIA. As an important transit point in Asia, KLIA attracts a varying crowd at night. Terminal 2 in particular can be a sobering reminder of the use of migra continued >>

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Good couches showers = 3

by Aneki (May, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside
Pros: Long, cushioned benches with no armests, showers
Cons: No cons!

I've spent half a night and a day in KUL. I've arrived to the new low cost terminal and went to the main international building to sleep and wait for my flight out of the country. If you're after shopping/killing time, you're probably better off at the low cost terminal. I didn't spend much time there but it seemed like there were more shops in the 'landside' part. Not much going on in the main terminal. To get from the low cost to the 'main' terminal you can take the train: very fast and only 2 Ringgit, 0.6. The main terminal was good for sleeping: long, cushioned benches near the entrance/big window side on the 5th floor, but also scattered elsewhere. I can't confirm the availability of the better leather couches on the 4th floor (I've read about them in another review) because I didn't see them. I guess they might belong to the res continued >>

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New Airport with plenty of Sleeping in airport opportunities

by funkyhairballs (May, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Just for the fun of it
Where: Landside
Pros: Plenty of flat benches, 24hr supermarket and restaurants
Cons: airport still new so many shops still undergoing renovation

KLIA2 is the brand new budget terminal for Kuala Lumpur, replacing the now defunct LCCT terminal. There are plenty of flat benches strewn around the airport (which also serves as a mall) that many choose to fashion into makeshift beds after hours. There is also a carpeted corner near arrivals that some people to choose to wait in, although I'm not entirely sure if it's supposed to be a waiting area or just something temporary. Security guards are always patrolling the place so safety doesn't seem to be a likely issue. The main lobby has plenty of people walking to and fro so I would recommend the benches between FOS and the ERL station (which closes at midnight) for a relatively calmer experience. It gets cold in the wee hours though as air conditioning runs 24hours. I read that they (will soon) have proper sleeping cabins provided but continued >>

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