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Old 05-25-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Your only going to be at the airport for about eleven hours. Take the $20 and by some snacks and a drink or two. Get something to read if you have to. So you won't get much sleep, it's only one bad night and maybe on your flight to LA you can catch a couple of zzzzz's. I know I would prefer sleeping at the airport over any shelter.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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You can sleep on the street for free. You didn't say you wanted lap of luxury, you just said you wanted free. Streets are free.

FYI- nothing is cheap in NYC. Most expensive city in America.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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i just checked the Econolodge price for you on 113-18 Rockaway Blvd for 6/15 and it came up as booked. jeez, even the modest Econolodge is booked...
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Wash Heightz
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Sleep in the airport, it's not hard

You'd end up sleeping in a chair if you went to a shelter anyway. You wouldn't get a bed till the next day if you dropped in at night. Being treated like a crackhead/criminal isn't worth it either.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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I know, I'm from westside Los Angeles .
I just thought YMCA was free, I mean why else was the Village People singing it was fun to stay at?

Anyways, thank you for the link!
The Village People's song is very old. So even the YMCA prices aren't cheap any more.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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Sleep in the airport, it's not hard
Or, sleep on the airplane flight going to NYC and again on the flight to the west coast. That's what I do, unless you're one of those who are unable to sleep on a plane. The airplane seats will be far more comfortable than any of the seats you might find at the airport.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Or, sleep on the airplane flight going to NYC and again on the flight to the west coast. That's what I do, unless you're one of those who are unable to sleep on a plane. The airplane seats will be far more comfortable than any of the seats you might find at the airport.

I agree,
Sleep on the plane, and start a good book when you get to the airport.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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nobody would want me sleeping on a plane. i have sleep apnea. i would awaken wheezing, tearing off my seat belt and running toward the bathroom until i caught my breath. it would make the headlines in the papers
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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I had to stay the night in JFK last year. I got in around 10pm into terminal 5 and the airport crowd was actually extremely thin, especially compared to my past experiences in that terminal. They provide you with a blanket and pillow and you can turn around one of the benches and make yourself a little bed. I actually tried to go find a hotel with the discount code the airport gave me but it was still ridiculously expensive and I ended up shut out of terminal 5 because the security gate closes at midnight and doesn't reopen 'til 5...so I actually ended up leaving my relatively comfortable abode in terminal 5 and semi-slept on the floor of terminal 4.
So, I guess in conclusion I recommend just sleeping in the airport. JFK isn't bad, and as I said the accommodations there are comfortable enough. You certainly won't be the only one doing it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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try couchsurfing.org
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