Longest time spent in an airport?

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Longest time spent in an airport?

Post by Lincoln » Sun May 27, 2018 7:30 pm

What's the longest you've ever been delayed in an airport?

I've just broke my record and it's 8 hours and counting (previous was 7.5 in Mumbai)

Surely I'm in line for some compo here?

Anyone know a good lawyer?

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Post by cummy » Sun May 27, 2018 7:43 pm

google EC261. some info is here. this somewhat sides with the customer, which is a good thing. don't know much of your current circumstances, so i can't say whether EC261 will apply to you or not.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_Co ... n_261/2004


as for time spent in airports, that's not a fair question for me. i LOVE spending time in airports, and sometimes i add in extra time (or go early) so that i can hang out in airports. but ... only some airports are worthy of my time.

as for endless delays and such, it's best to be proactive to get your ass out of there. call the airline by phone. don't queue up. if your airport is fucked as in shut down, then get a departure from a nearby airport if that is possible. the airline will/should pay for the transport to the next airport. or, if you want to fully cxl the trip and get ALL of your money back, this too is an option. you have choices. choose wisely.

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Post by Lincoln » Sun May 27, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks cummy... the whole airport is fcucked due to a lightening storm yesterday... normally "acts of god" don't allow compensation claims... I'm not sure and I'll look into it another day but it can't be right that my airline is sending out flights from here after my flight was due to leave.

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Post by mad hatter » Sun May 27, 2018 7:59 pm

bugger. where are you lincoln?
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Post by Lincoln » Sun May 27, 2018 9:11 pm

Lincoln is homeward bound!

I'm so pissed off, they kept us here all day and then the flight was taken off the board, heard it was cancelled from a cleaner!

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Post by 5waldos » Sun May 27, 2018 9:59 pm

Oh no. That is awful! So sorry.

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Post by Lincoln » Mon May 28, 2018 6:29 pm

Thanks Waldos...i'm so pissed off, i'm sat in my garden...its getting cold now....i should be sat in Montenegro right now drinking cheapo wine and planning where to visit tomorrow....i feel so cheated.

As a salesman i put up with a lot of rejection and negativity on a daily basis and i'm always a positive chap but if i'm denied visiting a country that i've never been to before its like the end of the world for me :oops:

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Post by Lost Soul » Mon May 28, 2018 9:32 pm

Three days. Newton, Kansas, waiting for a Beechcraft part to arrive and be installed. Luckily Wichita, where they made the part, was only an hour away.
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Post by strife » Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 pm

I spent 38 hours in de Gaulle Paris in 1998. It was horrible.
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Post by Godjira » Tue May 29, 2018 1:04 am

Sorry to hear about your canceled trip, are you heading out again?

I spent overnight in Frankfurt. The bars are open 24 hours there and every German perv and oddball (and you know how pervy and odd they can be) hangs out there drinking until dawn.
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Post by steveogolf » Tue May 29, 2018 5:40 pm

Sorry, Lincs. You should sue the Bastards.
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Post by DCComic » Wed May 30, 2018 12:47 pm

10 or 12 hours in Nairobi. It seemed longer.
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Post by polardude1 » Wed May 30, 2018 1:42 pm

12 hours at Moscow's Sheremetyevo terminal F . Never again. I have a longish layover in Montreal's airport, but i'm going into town
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Post by Electrolyte » Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 pm

24 hours total during a 1 week trip to India many years ago. One flight was delayed because of cows on the runway.

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Post by twodogs » Wed May 30, 2018 4:06 pm

24 hours at the old Beijing airport due to fog. Flying Singapore Airlines business class so they comped everything.
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Post by mishmish » Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 pm

A long time ago I spent about 10 hours in that old flintstones style (and now repurposed) TWA terminal at JFK, making my total transit time from the ME to west coast USA more than 24 hours and turning me into a walking and slightly hallucinating zombie.

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Post by steveogolf » Wed May 30, 2018 6:10 pm

Don't complain --- Nobody will beat "The Terminal Man" (Mr. Nasseri, an Iranian refugee) who spent approximately 18 years in Terminal 1 of Charles D.G. Airport starting in August 1988.
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Post by strife » Wed May 30, 2018 6:36 pm

I met him (Mehran) in my 38 hours at de Gaulle. He was like the airport mascot - the workers took care of him, giving him meals and coffee. He was a really gregarious sort, eager to practice his English and French with people in the airport.
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Post by leela » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:51 pm

I'm doing a mere six and a half hours in Istanbul airport right now. But sort of by choice. The alternative was a very tight connection, which I knew would just worry me if we set off late (which we did).

But it could be worse. I shelled out for a lounge. It's a relatively crappy one, but better than sitting in a concourse cafe or something.
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Post by rezuar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:49 am

8 hours in Schiphol, but that was my choice because I was a cheap backpacker, and took the early morning flight from Prague. It wasn’t terrible.
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Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 am

Come on Lincs, 8 hours is nothing, I spent 2 days in Moscow airport, the security guards woke me up at 2am just because they were bastards. One guy who was there for more than a week had his tent up. At least the vodka was $5 a bottle. I've had long waits between flights at many airports, the best is Changi, Singapore, who provide sleeping couches and lots of things to look at, like the butterfly garden.

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Post by islandboi » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:11 am

12 hours.... LAX Term. 3

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Post by Cyllarus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:00 am

1997 - 12 hours at Heathrow on way to Jo'Burg.

The free samples of the 30 open single malts at Whiskeys of the World, and the 20 or so open single malt bottles at a competing duty free, made it rather fun. 1/2 ounce samples only but multiplied by many bottles led to healthy glow after hour of so. Declared to my girlfriend that when the time came she could bury me at Whiskies of the World.

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Post by 5waldos » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:55 am

About a day and a half in India. We finally left as it was going to be another day or so- Air India finally hired us a car and driver. Two people were killed in the crush exiting to the plane when it finally was ready to leave. We were very happy to have gotten out.

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