Monday, May 23, 2005

The Terminal - for real!

Ananova reports this true story of a Dutch tourist stranded in a Brazilian airport for 5 months.
He had a return ticket to get home but did not realise that he also had to pay airport tax.

After missing his flight, he was told he had also lost his ticket because it was non-refundable.

With no money, Mr Gregorio resorted to sleeping in the airport and cleaning restaurants in exchange for food and some money.

After he saved enough for the airport tax, Brazilian police negotiated with the airline to let him use his old ticket to go home.
Life imitates art?

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