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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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LAX - is there a place to sleep in the airport?

I am booking an international flight that has a layover in LAX from 10pm to 7am. There are hundreds of hotel in the airport area, but with the time for transportation & check in/out of hotel, I probably won't have much time to sleep.
Is there a place in the airport where I can sleep (try to!)? Has anyone heard of "bed for rent" in airports?
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Mar 6th, 2006, 07:09 AM
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I've never heard of something like this at LAX.

Most hotels in Century Blvd. are 5 minutes from the airport, so transportation times are negligible. You can still get a good 5-6 hours of good sleep, a shower and a cup of coffee before your 7am flight.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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Jean is correct...some of the hotels are closer than some of the terminals. There is a wyndham right as you enter the airport and many others with free shuttles. Otherwise for the same cost, you might just take a sleeping bag, stuff all your valuable and yourself in it, put on eye shades and snooze away. Leave the bag behind in the morning!

Have you looked at the sleepinginAirports.com website? They rate airports and give hints on best areas to sleep. LAX does not seem to score hig though...
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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I would think twice about leaving the sleeping bag in the airport in the morning. Unattended items can cause a serious security alert..and you don't want a problem with the authorities.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:24 AM
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I can;t believe that anyone would seriously consider sleeping in the airport - unless stuck in a blizzard or something.

First - there's the personal safety issue

Second - there's the theft of belongings issue

Third - there's the security issue (security people won;t let you do this- they'll wake you up, check out your bona fides and make you move on)

And finally - after an uncomfortable flight - and before another uncomfortable flight - who wouldn't take the chance for 5/6 hours in a comfy bed?

Any money you save will go to chiropracter bills.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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sounds like a movie a saw called "Terminal" with Tom Hanks.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:47 AM
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Are there any longes with at least comfortable chairs for relaxing? Like VIP lounges, maybe for a small fee people are allowed in?
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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there's dozens of mid-range hotels spitting distance of LAX most with shuttle service. i would spring for a room! You could easily have a snack/meal, a shower and 5 a hour nap.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Hacienda for example advertises $79/night plus 8% tax and free shuttles "lowest at LAX"
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Mar 6th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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I would bid for a 3* on Priceline in the LAX zone. I've seen them go for as low as $30/night. Most have free shuttles to/from LAX.

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Mar 6th, 2006, 05:11 PM
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Many of the airlines have clubs there for members - and some allow you to purchase a single day membership. But typically these are not open 24 hours per day. They open only about a hour before the first flight out and close up after the last one leaves.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:03 PM
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Nancy, get a hotel room. Your seatmate on your flight will appreciate you took a shower in the morning
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