South Pacific : Australia : Melbourne : AVV


You CANNOT sleep here

by lnkybstrd (December, 2008)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room

So, instead of paying for only a few hours in a hostel I took a bus from the Centre of Melbourne to Avalon Airport the night before my 6am Jetstar flight to Sydney. Why Avalon and not one of the two bigger airports, you ask? I've been asking myself the same question for almost two years. Thinking this bus ride to Avalon would be fairly brief, I was grossly mistaken. It would appear that Avalon was in fact over 45 minutes bus ride away from Melbourne(and as far as I was aware not near any civilisation whatsoever) Sitiing by the check in on one of the benches, getting somewhat comfortable, I was told by a member of staff that Avalon Airport would indeed be closing and I would not be able to sleep inside. After asking again and practically begging, I was still at this point without a place to sleep. Though the staff at Avalon were tota continued >>

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avalon closes at night

by greyman (November, 2007)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure

jetstar-late night arrival and then early morning departure to perth. no choice but assumed Avalon would stay open with such scheduling but out on my ass. I found a roadhouse(closer to Geelong than Melbourne) on the highway who had seem it all before.

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