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What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:11 am

What does everyone like do do on long layovers?

I tend to find a part of the airport that is less congested with good viewing area and I just sit there and spot. Also If its the right time of day i'll grab a pint or two.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:15 am

I just watch the planes go by. Or just hang out in the gate area. I was in Honolulu one year and we had a 6 hour layover before heading to SEATAC. It was fun watching all the 747s and DC10's take-off or land.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:19 am

Yep, grab a good seat and plane or people watch.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:21 am

I find that time tends to go by fairly fast on lay-overs. I mean, we spend hours some days spotting, and so being at the airport on a lay-over is no different either. Usually most airports have a fairly good viewing area (minus YUL), so there are things to keep me occupied. I, too, will grab a drink or two as a means to pass the time.

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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:51 am

Depends where I am and what I'm doing. If I'm on a tight business trip or mileage run I'll go find a hotel near or in the airport, get a day room and clean up and rest in a real bed (in some cases the ONLY time I may see a real bed for days at a time). Or, if it's someplace I've never been or don't know well, i'll grab a taxi into the city and look around, grab a meal, etc. Otherwise, I'll do a bit of spotting, dutyfree shopping, relax at a lounge, it all depends on what's available. If I'm in GRU my eyes tend to pingpong back and forth between the tarmac and the women in the terminal. Big grin
 
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:02 am

The longest layover I had was 2 and half hours, I stayed in the airport for the 2 hours. In that time I grabbed a bite to eat, looked about in some of the shops, and watched the planes moving around the airport.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:06 am

Recently, I had to wait 4 hours for my flight DTW-LGA, at the new NW Worldport terminal. There were plenty of shops to look at, places to eat, but most of the time I relaxed at the north end, by the windows, looking at a/c landing and taking off, especially them ole' NW DC-9's.
When I went to Australia in 1989, I had a 12 hour Sunday daytime layover in Aukland, NZ. I took a bus into the city about 7:00 am, got some breakfast, took a bus tour of the city area later in the morning, took a ferry back and forth in the harbor, then took a city bus to a part of the city near the beach, had lunch, then worked my way back to the airport for the flight to LAX which was to take off about 6:00 pm. Was a nice break and encouraged me to visit NZ a few years later.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:11 am

I am looking for beatiful ladies. Some airlines still have a "most beatiful girl will be hired"-policy. Other like SAS have made so much cut in staff that it is only the one with 20+ years in the company who are left... I am 44 myself and very beatiful ofcourse.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:13 am

I try to get upgraded and after that good time I sit in the red carpet club, there i plug into the internet, check e-mail and look her on a.net


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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:14 am

COAB767 -

Last time I was in HNL, I tried to enter the gate area to wait, about 4 hrs before flight was to leave. They would not let me into gate area until 90 min prior to departure. Had to hang around in the concourse seating area. Real bummer, as you only had a narrow field of view out onto the airfield.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:26 am

First I try to find the plane that I´ll fly, but if that´s not possible, I just sit in a restaurant/bar/fast-food...whatever, with a good view of the planes, or the runway. It´s the best thing to do !!!
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:12 pm

Seek out the Qantas Club/Admiral's Club, and settle in  Smile

I spent 8 hours in the Admiral's Club in SFO last year. (Could have gone into the city but I only would have ended up buying more stuff that I couldn't really afford)


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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:15 pm

I try to find the cleanest window with the best view Big grin

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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:22 pm

Depends on where I am and the time of day. Usually ill go into the presidents club or crown room if they have windows and spot and also grab food and play around on my computer. The most torturous layover Ive ever had was last year at SFO. I flew OGG-SFO then SFO-DFW. I got into sfo early so we were in at 8pm and my SFO-DFW flight was at 140am. Everything at SFO closed at 10 and the terminal didnt really have any views for spotting so i had absolutly nothing to do. I wanted to make some calls but the time change meant that most of my friends were already asleep and no one was on-line to talk to. agh, it was painful. But usually i spot, eat, surf the web, read, or watch cnn airport.
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:29 pm

Bofredrik.
What do you mean you look at ladies??? I thought you are a loyal husband that's why you refused the beautiful 20 year old F/A on your flight from NYC-ARN.  Smile
Anyway, to get back to the question. I was in OTP for almost 6 hours about two months ago and it was so boring. The airport is build in such a stupid way that you can't watch the planes land and take-off. So, that was kinda boring. But I love spending time in BUD, it's always fun to be in that airport. I'd fly through BUD anytime.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:35 pm

I purposely make long layovers, I find a good spot on the concourse and watch planes. SEA is best for long layovers.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On Long Layovers?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:35 pm

If its during the morning/afternoon/evening Ill sit and watch the aircraft, tour the terminals...great to do at large airports when you have a couple hours...get some real food, or sit at my gate and read a book.

If its night time and nothing is really happening I usually watch them prepare the aircraft Ill be flying or try to get a little sleep since I seem to be allergic to sleeping onboard the aircraft.
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