MINI MOTEL

Airlines used togive stranded passengers vouchers for rooms and meals if a flight was canceled or delayed, but now vouchers are a thing of the past and sleeping at an airport overnight has become a lot more commonlately, affecting even older and professional travelers. An unscheduled overnight stay at a German airportinspired one business traveler, […]


Airlines used togive stranded passengers vouchers for rooms and meals if a flight was canceled or delayed, but now vouchers are a thing of the past and sleeping at an airport overnight has become a lot more commonlately, affecting even older and professional travelers. An unscheduled overnight stay at a German airportinspired one business traveler, FrankGiotto (above in tent) to create the MiniMotel, a one-person tent complete with air mattress, pillow, bed sheet, alarm clock, reading light, toothbrush and toothpaste, ear plugs and eye shades (which he now sells for $39.95).

For those of you who regularly sleepat an airport, there is the Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sleeping in Airports(www.sleepinginairports.com), whichlists the best and worst airports to spend the night in. We’re pleased to note that the top-ranked airport at theGuide to Sleeping in Airports Web site for the last 10 years has been Singapore Changi Airport, but we’re not sure if the CAAS folks would allow red-coloured tents in their impeccable premises.