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Memoirs Of An Airport - Reality Book On LHR  
User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Below is a link to an interesting article about a book written about LHR. A writer lived in the airport for a week and wrote a book about his encounters in the airport. Apparently nothing was off limits to this writer and he was given unprecedented access to all areas of the airport.

The article and book contains his encounters with travelers, airport employees, some of the oddest jobs at the airport, and general observations. Link to full article below:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/11/30/week.at.the.airport/index.html

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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

It's a great book - very interesting book that hits close to home for many people who travel quite a lot, like myself, and who travel via LHR especially, like myself. In fact, at the start of the book he is at the Sofitel at LHR ordering a club sandwich from room service...something I had done just a few days before I picked up the book!

It's also a very quick read...I am a slow reader and punched it out in 2 hours with a couple small distractions. I highly recommend it to anyone who travels.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting EricR (Thread starter):
A writer lived in the airport

Also, I should say, he didn't really "live in the airport"...he was there all day, but his actual bed was at the (very comfortable and expensive) Sofitel connected to LHR. Don't picture it as someone sleeping on a cot in T3 or using the showers in T5.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 2):
or using the showers in T5.

If he was using the showers in T5, he would have been in the lounge. There are no Public showers in T5.

I got the book when it was being given out in T5 the week it came out. Very interesting read, I managed to read it before I got home on the bus and that was about an hour or so. Even though I see the things he saw every day when working in the terminal, it was still very very nice book to read.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 3):
If he was using the showers in T5, he would have been in the lounge. There are no Public showers in T5.

Considering what all he had access to, lounge access would be nothing at all...


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