About Donna

Donna McSherry is a former travel consultant specializing in South America. As creator of The Guide to Sleeping in Airports she may be the only person who arrives at an airport super early and intentionally books flights with long layovers -- just to hang out (and nap) in the airport! A photography enthusiast, her travel photos have appeared in The Washington Post. Her favourite places are northern Chile, New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Cathay Pacific’s First Class Lounge Features ‘Cabanas’ and Champagne Bar

Cathay Pacific Airlines recently re-opened The Wing, the carrier’s flagship first class lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, after an extensive renovation. Among the upgrades, passengers will now find five private “cabanas”, each with a spacious shower, bathtub, and day bed. There is also a new Champagne Bar, where passengers will be greeted with a […]

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Man Arrested at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport for Carrying 75 Pounds of Pot

A Georgia man was arrested at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Friday after police discovered 75 pounds of pot in his two suitcases. Man, that would have been one helluva party… The troubles for Adrelos Sanchez Waters began at McAllen Airport, a small airport near the US-Mexico border, where a sharp-eyed police officer noticed the […]

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Photo Gallery: People Caught Sleeping “Flycatcher-style” in the Airport

Airport sleepers have been caught snoring, drooling, and laying down with their asses hanging out of their pants.  In this photo gallery, we would like to introduce you to some airport sleepers demonstrating a sleeping position we call the “flycatcher”.

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The Ostrich Pillow….Would you wear this at the airport?

Seriously, would you wear this at the airport? That’s what makers of the Ostrich Pillow would like travellers to consider.  They say the product “has been designed to allow you to create a little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind. Its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands […]

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Sleeping Woman Flies From Pakistan to France…..and Back Again!

Don’t you just hate it when you miss your stop? Apparently a French woman who flew from Lahore to Paris was having such sweet, sleeping pill induced dreams on her flight that she slept through the two hour stopover in Paris and flew back to Lahore.   By the time she finally woke up she […]

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Photo Gallery: Kids Sleeping in the Airport

This photo gallery is dedicated to the cutest airport sleepers (and future SleepingInAirports fans) who’ve started their airport adventures early in life.  These little ones actually make sleeping in airports look so easy! If you travel with kids, share your stories and tell us your favourite kid-friendly airports in the Comments section below.     […]

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Sleeping Passenger Goes Through Airport X-ray

Well, this airport adventure is a little different than most. The internet is abuzz over a recent report that a Norwegian tourist was caught passed out sleeping on a moving baggage belt at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. The unidentified 36 year-old man reportedly arrived at the airport drunk as a skunk with nothing but a backpack […]

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