...But hey, maybe somebody out there's looking for a travel-related job! "Vancouver Airport Authority is on the lookout for an awesome storyteller who’s got what it takes to come live at YVR for 80 days and 80 nights... The correspondent will sleep at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, live in the YVR community and experience its shops, services and restaurants... The only catch: the special correspondent can’t leave YVR and its Sea Island home for the entire duration of the gig." yvr.ca/en/flight-information... Cripes!! Could you do it? I'm not keep on airports at the best of times--it would be like being stuck in that Tom Hanks movie, "The Terminal". I've also been to YVR and it's not very big.
"LET ME OUT!!!!" is all I can think when reading that.
I could do that. I like airports and have sometimes thought about joining a monestary or go to jail just to see what it´s like being locked up.
"...go to jail just to see what it´s like being locked up." --- HAHAHAHaha... You crack me up, Claus! I wonder if you would have to go through security every single time? I'm sure the only highlight of the day would be watching the stewardesses getting on and off flights--you'd learn pretty quickly which carriers had the best looking ones.
I love anonymous hotels, airport bars, and watching people. Sign me up. And for the record, IMHO AirFrance has the dishiest stewards.
Ed, Ed, Ed........come on.... " stewardesses ".....lol (I too call them that once in a while....)
Imagine how much weight you would gain????
I agree, Lee Ann. I can't remember what airport it was, but I was trying to find something that wasn't all made of wheat and it was impossible. Everything was sandwiches, pastas, pizza... I'm not a health nut (or have any gluten intolerance) but after long flight where they serve pasta, bread, and shortbread cookies I often look for a few fruits or vegetables and they're hard to come by. ...I don't think I've ever seen a fast-food veggie stirfry in an aiport.
"stewardesses" -- Kathy, I usually just call them "the hotties in the uniforms", but thought I'd try and be more PC here.
Do you know how hard I am biting my tongue right now? Blood everywhere..... LOL
I would do this immediately.... I already feel that I live in airports anyway, this would be FUN!
tee hee hee Lee Ann......
YVR is about the only airport that I have been in that I could stand but 80 days is a very long time.
We had some guy living in a glass apartment in the middle of Mall of America for a month. It was a weight-loss publicity thing sponsored by one of the health care companies or hospitals. I think he ended up losing 30 pounds or something like that.
Oh yes, count me in! I love watching plane fly out and land :o) ...love people watching etc. I could even...network! ...hey Claus ;o) Hey Frank...nice of you to fly in mate :o)
Okay then Ann, shall we apply? I think I could do it.
I love being in Airports and I could hang out in an Airport a long time . I know I am married and I know I am 65 years young but that does not stop me looking at the Hotties described by my buddy Ed . Now you might say well what does Lori think of that eh Not to worry she does not care Look but don;t touch Hansi and she might even point a hottie out in case i miss one haha But then again she can feast on the hotties in a umiform with yellow stripes on the sleeves . So my point is there is something to see for everyone at a busy and BIG Airport Of course I always look very busy looking at my laptop you allknow that right Hansi
Doesn't sound to bad to me, a hotel to sleep, luxury spa and gym, a living allowance etc... the only drawback for me would be not being able to go outside and I manage that for a big chunk of the summer in Australia. It wouldn't be anything like being stuck at an airport because of delays.
Well: -Vancouver is still on my list -I am a Fairmont member -I have 2 months off later this year ... and story telling, well you know me. Do I have to call or will I be called, haha? PJ
Why on earth 80 days and 80 nights? Are there really that many restaurants these days at YVR? Or even that many different dishes served by the restaurants there? It would beat doing this at the GRU airport, though. About 85% of that airport is dedicated to places to wait in line, at the end of which is someone who helpfully directs you to the wrong line to wait in next.
Hi Ed! Nope, couldn't do it. I love airports at certain times of the day, when they're buzzing and people watching is really interesting, but apart from that I wouldn't want to spend extra time there! About those hotties in uniform... the airline industry is so sexist! In all my years of flying I've only ever come across one steward who was straight, friendly and good looking (ok, he was beyond good looking: he was full of muscles and just awesome... and looked fantastic in his Lufthansa shirt, the buttons straining hard to contain his pecs, and he brought me my special veggie meal and we had a nice chat... and I wanted to have his babies, and I... and I... ok, I'll shut up now.) Why don't good-looking, straight males go into that line of work more? Flights would be so much nicer for us female passengers, you know!!
Good thought Jess. :o)
Jess --> "Why don't good-looking, straight males go into that line of work more?" -- I have no idea, think of the women (and coworkers) they'd meet! I bet it's because it's too difficult--most straight males would be punching the occasional rowdy passenger in the face. Glenn --> NO, there's not that many restaurants or anything!! You could probably walk around the whole interior of the airport in about a half an hour. :/
Yeah, but some big, buff guys in the cabin might go a long ways towards discouraging unruly passengers in the first place? Not to mention having the muscles to heft all those overweight carry-ons up into the bins!
Erm, I don't know where you hang out, but there's no shortage of big buff gay guys with the muscles to heft your carry on.
But when you know they are gay it isn't any fun to look anymore.
LOL, my carry-on fits under the seat but I could appreciate the scenery!
Hey, at least we are now rid of the National Airlines television advertisements that used to feature some hot stewardess saying "Hi, My Name is > and you can FLY ME to >" I think the closest we have now (at least for USA airlines) is the Hawaiian Airlines woman on the billboards with the slogan "Follow me home".
"Follow me home." -- That's actually sorta creepy.
One of the JOKE airline slogans was : We fly "united"........hello