WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1968 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7979 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
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3491 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7896 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.
hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1510 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7553 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.
canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2906 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7261 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.