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Old 08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Kind of ironic considering the UAE is really not too fond of alcohol.
People in the region travel there because they can drink.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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Any compensation?
I didn't pursue it; other than a cab ride to the airport to pick up the bag I wasn't out any cash, as I had enough stuff with me. I had travel insurance and if I had lost everything I would have filed a claim on returning home, but as it was it just didn't seem worth it to me.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:57 AM
 
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I was in Dusseldorf and got stuck for several days after the stupid volcano decided to erupt in 2010. Dunno if that counts as a layover, but if it does, that one cost me another several hundred bucks as I had to get another hotel and just wait it out.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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14 hours in Seoul awaiting a flight to Beijing; it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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This an oldie and shows my age. 1979. 24 hours in San Francisco. Flight to Seoul and then on to Singapore scheduled. Our flight actually left San Fran and we were in the air a couple of hours when the pilot informed us that the Korean president at the Time Park Chun Hee had been assassinated. The Seoul airport was shut down and I think martial law had been imposed. The pilot turned around and we went back to San Francisco. The airline put us up in a hotel for free and gave us some food vouchers so it wasn't entirely a negative experience.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm scheduled to have a 12 hour overnight layover in Munich in June. This will be my first time flying and traveling alone so I'm not sure what to expect. I guess I will find a place to sleep and charge my electronics.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I have a few 24 hour+ layovers per year. I plan for them.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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14 hours in Seoul awaiting a flight to Beijing; it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
ICN is a great airport to have long layovers at. Free tours of the city, a nice lounge for sleeping, shower facilities, good food options, etc.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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ICN is a great airport to have long layovers at. Free tours of the city, a nice lounge for sleeping, shower facilities, good food options, etc.
Yes, I was fairly comfortable resting right on the benches near the gate! (And since it was an overnight layover, I was pretty much the only one in the area). I didn't find too many great food options when I was there, though (maybe I wasn't looking very far, but the only place near my gate that I recall was a Subway). It was definitely one of my more enjoyable long airport layovers, though.

Note, while not technically layovers, I often arrive at the airport the night before an early flight. This is particularly so when the flight is so early that I can't justify spending money for another night at the hotel and where I'd have to otherwise pay a lot of money for a taxi to the airport (when I go the night before, I've always been able to take cheap(er) public transportation there). Doing this, I've had considerable stays at Atatürk, which, apart from the occasional crazy traveler and professional thief trying to cozy up to travelers, was actually pretty comfortable.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Thankfully, my longest layover was only around 6 hours in Belgium this summer coming back from Israel.
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