Coming from Venice I arrived to terminal F, the older structure, the same one where I landed the first time I went to Asia, from Berlin, in 2001. It's rather ugly, messy, narrow, gloomy, the layout of the bathrooms is bad, electricity outlets are not easy to find and the smoking areas are not closed (there simply are some columns with ashtrays here and there in the waiting rooms). It also has its pros though. There are some rows of seats without armrests where one can lie down and sleep (the only ones in the whole airport). They are quite uncomfortable though: it's advisable to put something soft between body and surface. There are money exchange machines, free mobile phones battery chargers and it's possible to buy 500cl cans of beer at the vending machines for 100 rubles (about 3 dollars or just over 2 euros). For those who want to enjoy a beer without spending a fortune at the usual posh airport bars/pubs/restaurants there is another option too: some duty frees will sell 330cl cans or bottles for 2 euros. I'm talking about beer because that's what I bought to easily fall asleep onboard the ongoing flight (alright, come on, I admit, also because I like it) but they obviously sell any other sort of drink. Another interesting detail about these stores: they accept actual euro coins. These duty frees are also available at the other terminals, unlike the beer vending machines. I've also noticed that the Burger King at terminal E sells pints for 2 or 3 euros. Here a meal will cost you pretty much the same amount. Another option for those who need to have a cheap bite is offered by some sausage and hotdog stalls at terminal F. Or the packs of potato chips from the vending machines. For those with a larger budget the best places to eat are the cafes and restaurants at terminals E and D: the latter one even has a couple of branches of the Friday's chain. I just ate the package food of my first flight, which I hadn't opened onboard. I'll have a chance to eat a better meal on my second flight (Aeroflot's food is not bad at all) and to enjoy anything I like once I arrive in Bangkok. I bought a few beers with the euros I still had with me. I didn't need any water as that was included in the beer.
Terminals E and D are new, well lit, spacious and nicely furnished. There are plenty of electricity outlets and the seats are comfortable, even though they all have armrests, something that makes it almost impossible to lie down and sleep, unless you are an experienced contortionist like the Houdini's great grand child of the photo below.
All the bathrooms are equipped with rolls of excellent sandpaper. After a brief analysis of the blood traces that I found in the cubicles I came to the conclusion that the abrasive effect is obtained with a thick veil of diamond fragments. All the girls and those boys who need to take a dump are advised to use the toilets located at terminals D and E, where the size of the shards seems to be slightly smaller.