Down and dirty

From flea infestations to filthy toilets, overzealous security guards and bird poo, some 6,200 travelers have revealed the world’s top 10 worst airports to sleep in, according to a surveyconducted by sleepinginairports.com. For the entire list, see the list below, but among the top five, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport came in as the worst! […]


From flea infestations to filthy toilets, overzealous security guards and bird poo, some 6,200 travelers have revealed the world’s top 10 worst airports to sleep in, according to a surveyconducted by sleepinginairports.com.

For the entire list, see the list below, but among the top five, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport came in as the worst! Wow, we’re shocked into speechlessness….! Are you kidding, the Belly Achers can barely stomach walking from one gate to another on transit, let alone even contemplatingsleeping there.

There were of course some shining stars too, at the other end of the spectrum, but we reckon this kind of happy, smiley stuff is not suitable for the Belly Ache page! Well okay, just one. Not surprisingly the best rated airport to sleep in was Singapore’s Changi Airport (Seoul Incheon and Amsterdam Schiphol came second and third). The only problem we foreseenow, is that while the good folks running Changi rightly enjoy basking in the glory ofan ever-increasing stack of ‘best this’ and‘best that’ airport awards, they’re probablynot going to be so happy with the sleepingaccolade.

This is Singapore afterall, the place where public benches appear to be designed to deny lazy louts from snoozing in public, thereby sullying the city-state’s reputation in some way. The Belly Achers are now holding an office pool (shhh, that’s also banned!) as to when the Changi taskmasters are going to start plastering “No Sleeping!” signs around Changi’s four terminals, lest they slip in the ‘real’ rankings!