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Your Longest Layover?  
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8388 times:

Title is pretty much self explanatory. How long is/was your longest layover?

For me...


Spent a total of 9 freeking hours in Atlanta!!! I now severely dislike parts of that airport  Silly

Please share!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12165 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8383 times:

MAH-BCN-MAD, that was a ridiculous 7
hour layover, my are those marble floors cold to sleep on at Barcelona!

I have an 11 hour layover coming up at ZRH when flying BCN-ZRH-BHX, but I shall have work with me so it shall actually be quite a welcome chance to catch up on it!

Dan Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8378 times:

Mine was at SIN on my way to PEN. 8 hours in total. Spent some time in the bar, then around the pool on the roof, then went in to the city before heading back for a 15.25 departure.


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

I had 7.5 hours in ICN from doing LAX-ICN-KIX. Absolutely great airport, I am glad it wasn't PHL or something.  Smile

From YVR
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2919 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8374 times:

For me it was in 1988 with DL

MIA-MCO-ATL-CDG(or ORY, I don't remember)

4 hours in MCO
8 hours in ATL
The journey lasted 26 hours!!!I was only 4!!!
Just horrible!!!

User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8372 times:

About 9 hours at JFK.

I arrived at EWR from LAX and had to take a shuttle to JFK for my flight to AMS with SQ. It was in the early 90s and don't know what terminal it was, what I do remember is that there only was 1 newspaper stand and Burger King. Not very exciting.

User currently offlineBlackbird07 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8366 times:

My longest layover was probably only 5 hours at ORD, coming from CLT, heading to SFO. I was on United...Bad scheduling on my part I figure.

I have spent many more miserable hours waiting for planes at my original departure point because of mechanical error or weather though..Most memorable has to be 6 hours in EWR due to weather, over 10 hours in IST due to mechanical problems.

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward..."
User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8362 times:

Mine was around 11. I was traveling to BEY. MCO-AMS-BEY...The wait is AMS was around 11 hours. MCO-AMS Martinair...AMS-BEY...KLM.

IMO, AMS is one of the cleanest and travel friendly airports in Europe that I have ever flew to.

User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8358 times:

I have a crazy layover coming up at LHR. My flight lands at 7:40 am and then my next flight leaves at 9:45 pm. That's close to 14 hours. Thankfully I have a friend in London that I will be meeting up for the day. Will get to see London in the december cold weather  Smile and grab a bite to eat along with a couple pints Big grin

Can't wait for it...

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8342 times:

Mine was something around 12 1/2 hours - I arrived at LGW from HRE sometime before 6 in the morning, my onward flight to HAJ left LHR at something around 18:30... it was winter... it was annoying... I was cursing the decision not to fly to FRA and get to HAJ by train that whole day...

Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8337 times:

Not strictly a layover since the aircraft we were flying home on (MYT DC10-30, G-BYDA) went tech on us.

Flight MYT055/6 from La Romana, Dom Rep - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Manchester, UK. G-BYDA landed at La Romana and we boarded for the 1 hour flight to Monego Bay. Before we landed, the aircraft had a hydraulic problem. We landed safely but it was 52 hours before our onward flight eventually departed for MAN! It was a shame having to stay in a 5* AI hotel in Ocho Rios while MYT sent an A332 to take us home!


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8334 times:

Once had a 4 hour layover in Green Bay, WI when North Central has what is called a focus city there in the 70's. Believe me when I tell you there is nothing to do in the GRB airport then.

In March will have a 7 hr layover in TPE waiting for my flight to HKT after traveling from LAX. Normally I wouldn't have booked this, but China Air airfares were $600 less than the other airlines, and more me that is mucho dollars that I can spend on my vacation.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8326 times:

I think the record for me was 18 hours or so between US-SEL, then from SEL-YEC. Arrived at night, departed the next day. IIRC, we stayed with relatives in Seoul.

Longest at an airport that felt like I wanted to die, 2:15 at CLE. I walked every terminal up and down, went through the tunnel connecting C and D countless times, used an internet kiosk, and I was STILL bored!

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3830 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

Around 6hrs at IAD. Connecting from RIC on UA Express to an LHR bound BA flight. I would have driven had my car not been in one congealed block about 18inches high having been crushed on the interstate...

Fortunately I had lounge access to both the United RCC (although technically I shouldn't have!) and the BA lounges. It passed surprisingly quickly but made me really value those shiny airline cards in my pocket. I guess had it not been Xmas Eve I'd have gone to the Udvar-Hazy Museum...

"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7922 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8309 times:

10 hrs in Memphis in June 2001, thanks to Delta who cancelled all their MEM-ATL flights for some reason that day and rebooked them all on NW's flights.

User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8302 times:

Something like 6 hours in CDG after arriving from KEF and connecting with AZ to MXP. CDG T2 is simply appalling, lot of thrash and garbage anywhere, no air conditioning working (and it was July...) and I really get bored to death... Also the aircraft was late and I had to stay for another 2 hours with nothing to do... bored 


User currently offlineAirtanzania1 From Tanzania, joined May 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8295 times:

Try beat this. I was going home for christmas holidays and was going from YYZ-LHR-DXB-DAR. I had to wait a freaking 12hrs at heathrow!!! Damn it made me hate heathrow even more and I had to spend another 5hrs in Dubai but that wasnt so bad since they have huge windows where you can watch planes land and takeoff.

Awe. 737-200.
User currently offlinePRGDLGUY From Czech Republic, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8284 times:

8 days in SIN in mid 80´.....but as non-rev......

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8262 times:

Longest was SEA-HNL-AKL with a 2 day layover at United's expense since due to a mechanical failure, the SEA-HNL flight was delayed, so we got two free nights in a hotel in Hawaii. That was back in 1991 when there was real customer service on airlines.

I had a scheduled 24 hour layover DEL-SEL-SEA in 1999 with Asiana. They gave us a hotel for free as we were in business class.

My longest layover that I spent in an airport was 8 hours in SIN (UA NRT-SIN, IA SIN-BLR).

My longest layover in the US was SEA-DFW-CUN with a 4 hour layover.

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User currently offlineDZ09 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8257 times:

9 hours at MAD. Made a lot of friends in one day. Very reduced schedule to PMI on a saturday.

User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8254 times:

I think it was about 12 hours at MAD...routing ATL-MAD-CAI...then an 11 hour layover on the return CAI-MAD-JFK...no words can express how tired I was!

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

My longest layover was in "El Alto" in La Paz, Bolivia. It was 10 hours. We landed at 6:00 AM and were due to fly to Cochabamba a couple of hours later. A labor protest kept us grounded. Altitude sickness set in within a couple of hours.

User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2986 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

7 hours in VIE on KSC-VIE-LHR-YOW-YYZ route

310, 319, 320, 321, 333, 343, 345, 346, 732, 735, 73G, 738, 744, 752, 762, 763, 77L, 77W, 788, CR2, CRA, CR9, DH1, DH3,
User currently offlineBEYBOS From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8204 times:

I spend 32hrs in Milan, Flight was from Bos to Bey with a 13hrs layover in milan, but due to techinacal prb the flight from Milan that day was canceled forcing me to spend the night in the airport(which was mostly shut off, LOL it was scary)..
by the way Milan airport is a small A** airport, Not a pleasent experience.

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 3129 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8195 times:

Once spent almost 24 hours in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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25 777ER : 9 hours in LAX after arriving on NZ2 in June before my connecting flight on UA to ORD. Total Journey to DTW took roughly 36 hours
26 GQfluffy : 10 hrs in SLC. That was fun....NOT. I think the best part about it was about 0300 when the cleaning crew came through. Funny schmucks high on ganja...
27 Safs : 7 hours after flying from JFK to LAX on AA before connecting to a QF flight from LAX to BNE
28 Post contains images Sfuk : I think mine was a 9 hour (overnight) layover in YYZ. Came in from CUN and had a flight back to LHR the next morning, wish I'd booked a hotel!! On the
29 Mandala499 : 9hrs in Kai Tak... WONDERFUL! Mandala499
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