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The top 10 worst airports in the world for sleeping

Check out the list of the worst airports for sleeping as voted by travelers in the 2016 survey conducted by the website Sleeping in Airports

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English 28/11/2016 17:29 Newsroom Actualizada 17:33

The website Sleeping in Airports released a list of the Top 10 Worst Airports in the World for Sleeping based on their comfort and sleep-ability.

The website conducted an annual survey and asked travelers the following factors to determine an airport’s sleep-ability:

-Designated rest and quiet zones where travelers can relax and enjoy some stress-free time before their flight.

-Availability of transit hotels and sleep pods.

-Plentiful, comfortable, arm-rest free seating

-Cots, blankets and pillows provided to travelers stuck in the airport overnight due to flight cancellations.

This is what the survey showed:

1. Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED)

“No place to sit, too small, smelly, too many people, too few seats even during the night....” - survey respondent

2. London Luton International Airport, England (LTN)

“There were a bunch of people plonking themselves down next to obviously sleeping passengers and proceeding to talk loudly, play games on their phones with the sound on, and generally make a massive nuisance of themselves.” - survey respondent

3. Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport, Iceland (KEF)

“Staff started to ask people not to fall asleep or use their sleeping bags in a rude and offensive way.” - survey respondent

4. Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport, Italy (PSA)

“They turn on the sprinklers even though it has rained lots during the day, just to keep people away .”- survey respondent

5. Venice Marco Polo International Airport, Italy (VCE)

“Just before they locked up, a massive invasion of homeless showed up. Once in, the doors could not be open in any direction, so they were home free. They made their beds all over and most other people stayed awake all night.” - survey respondent

6. New York City La Guardia International, USA (LGA)

“Many flights were canceled due to weather. They sent us out of the relative comfort of the gate and told us to go to the "Welcome Center." The welcome center was packed with people trying to sleep in chairs. Many more were sleeping on the floors. It is unsanitary, inhumane, and very uncomfortable.” - survey respondent

7. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)

“Not a lot of seating and what is there is a lot of the hard metal variety- both land and air side.” - survey respondent

8. Honolulu International Airport, USA (HNL)

“The sleeping area is lit up like a baseball field. The floor polishers were running half the time over exposed aggregate..noisy! .“- survey respondent

9. Rome Ciampino-G.B. Pastine International Airport, Italy (CIA)

“I can't still believe it. They've just closed the airport forcing out all the passengers. I would say - brutally, without any explanation or excuses. Awful and wild!” - survey respondent

10. Berlin Schoenefeld International Airport, Germany (SXF)

“I had to stay at berlin sxf airport for the night and it was horrible. It was very cold and untidy airport.” - survey respondent.

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