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Airports Aren’t for Sleeping

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A recent article on, identified the best and worst airports to sleep in.

On a shoe-string, stuck or just need some shut-eye? Avoid Paris’ Charles de Gaulle at all costs, but embrace Singapore’s Changi, according to a survey that rated the world’s 10 worst, and best, airports to sleep in.

Dirty floors, filthy, overcrowded bathrooms, bird poo and biting insects were among the biggest complaints of the 6,200 travelers who took part in the poll, by travel Web site The Guide to Sleeping in Airports.

Charles de Gaulle was voted the absolute worst, followed by Sheremetyevo in Moscow, which one traveler called “hell on earth.” In the third and fourth spots were New York’s JFK and Los Angeles’ LAX, while India’s Delhi airport rounded off the top five worst airports.

Travel insurance helps travelers avoid this situation altogether.  When travel is prevented because of inclement weather, airline strikes or mechanical breakdown, travel delay can provide relief.  This benefit can reimburse expenses for lodging, meals, local transportation and phone calls while delayed.  The coverage may not begin until anywhere from 3 to 24 hours from the time that the delay began.  Nevertheless, sleeping in a hotel is a much better alternative to finding a cozy airport.  Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.