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Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days  
User currently offlineflamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/man-near-end-8...y-vancouver-airport-154632385.html

Interesting story. The link to his site is at the bottom of the article. Some cool stuff. Bet there are a few people here who wouldn't mind the stay.


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7530 times:

Quoting flamedude707 (Thread starter):
Bet there are a few people here who wouldn't mind the stay.

I once had a layover in Luanda that FELT like 80 days, but 80 actual days in the airport would be miserable to me. A few hours watching planes at a good airport like HKG is plenty fine for me.

Then again, this guy didn't have the typical "layover" experience. I feel like leaving security to stay at a hotel is kind of cheating  


User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7507 times:

It´s easier to stay 80 days on the airport than going everyday and deal with all the security again and again....

Vancouver!!!!! tell him to stay in Nairobi or Dar es Salaam... I bet he doesn´t stay 2 days...


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7457 times:

I'd be so lucky to spend that much time at YVR!! I barely lasted a day at BWN (twice)...this guy had it easy! But I'm sure there's a lot of airports I wouldn't mind staying at for the money he was being paid   


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7374 times:

I wonder if he got the Canadian equivalent of a green SIDA badge? I'd assume he'd have to, although I suppose he could be escorted through everything and therefore wouldn't need one, but that might be a real pain. Then again, I'm sure he has to be escorted everywhere anyway.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7230 times:

So Tom Hanks is on the move again!   First JFK, now YVR... where next will he go...  


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User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 2979 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

80 days without getting tasered - wow!


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User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7031 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
Then again, this guy didn't have the typical "layover" experience. I feel like leaving security to stay at a hotel is kind of cheating

My thoughts exactly. Didn't the guy who lived on an Airtran plane sleep on the plane? That's more realistic. The title of this article should be that this guy visited YVR for 80 straight days. Not lived there.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7008 times:

You beat me to the punch.

How can he be "living" there if he goes to a nice warm hotel bed every night.


User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 6):
80 days without getting tasered - wow!

Interesting story.

That was always in the back of my mind when I was there recently. Cop sees me with a camera and zap!.



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 7):
guy visited YVR for 80 straight days

Hey, I do that 4.5 times a year, I want to be in the news too  



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6739 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
I once had a layover in Luanda that FELT like 80 days, but 80 actual days in the airport would be miserable to me. A few hours watching planes at a good airport like HKG is plenty fine for me.

True, anyone that says they'd like to do that hasn't had to spend more than a day in an airport. When I worked General Aviation I once spent 3 days, that was enough for me.

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 6):
80 days without getting tasered - wow!

Or 80 days of having to eat poutine. I guess it's worth it as long as there's a Timmy's in the terminal.



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User currently offlineogepma From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Surprised no one has mentioned Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in CDG Terminal 1 for about 19 years. Possible inspiration for Tom Hanks movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehran_Karimi_Nasseri

[Edited 2011-10-27 07:26:42]

User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

Quoting ogepma (Reply 12):
Surprised no one has mentioned Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in CDG Terminal 1 for about 19 years. Possible inspiration for Tom Hanks movie

I mentioned the Tom Hanks bit.  

Don't they say there is at least an average of about 3 people per airport who live there...? I think there was some old woman at Gatwick who lived there for a few years.



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

"...he takes the occasional night off for drinks and dancing at The Flying Beaver Pub next to the airport's float-plane base."

Good idea...but this is miles away from the "terminal". I've been to the Flying Beaver many times for beers and float-plane action. Highly recommend it.


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

Quoting ryan h (Reply 9):
Cop sees me with a camera and zap!.

 

Don't run around throwing chairs, computers, and staplers at people and windows, and you should be fine.

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlinethreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2130 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 15):
Don't run around throwing chairs, computers, and staplers at people and windows, and you should be fine.

Go watch the video again Jean. Your recollection seems a bit hazy.



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