flamedude707
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Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:46 pm

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:59 pm

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  
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:06 pm

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...
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:16 pm

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:36 pm

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.

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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:29 pm

So Tom Hanks is on the move again!   First JFK, now YVR... where next will he go...  
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:38 pm

80 days without getting tasered - wow!
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:49 pm

You beat me to the punch.

How can he be "living" there if he goes to a nice warm hotel bed every night.
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:29 pm

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:21 am

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:27 am

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:23 pm

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]
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:32 pm

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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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:10 pm

"...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.
 
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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:43 pm

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.

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RE: Man Lives In Vancouver Airport For 80 Days

Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:38 pm

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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