Spaniard finds himself stuck at airport FOR MONTHS like character in ‘The Terminal’

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...ths-article-1.1249404?localLinksEnabled=false

    Rodrigo Ben-Azul has spent last eight weeks stuck at Santiago Airport in Chile trying to get a return flight home to Spain. At nights he sleeps in small corners and during the days he wanders the concourses with luggage in tow.

    Rodrigo Ben-Blue has spent more than two months living in the Santiago Airport in Columbia.


    A tourist has been stranded in an airport for more than two months in a real-life tale that has echoes of Tom Hanks' smash-hit movie "The Terminal."

    Spaniard Rodrigo Ben-Azul has become a familiar sight at Santiago Airport, in the capital of Chile, ever since he ran out of money.

    He told newspaper PubliMetro that he arrived in the South American country in November to "resolve a dispute" with family members that lived there. But, after failing to work out the issue, he returned to the terminal and has spent the last eight weeks - including over Christmas and New Year - waiting for relatives in Spain to send him money for his return flight.

    He told Chilean TV station Megavision: 'I am trying to return to Spain. I'm waiting for them to send me money for the ticket'.

    Airport workers have said he has a daily routine, involving pushing abandoned luggage trolleys back into their spaces so he can claim the money.


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    So this guy isn't really stuck there (as in, he can't enter the country or leave on a flight) any more than the pan handlers on the streets of San Francisco are stuck in San Francisco.
     
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    Sounds like you would like to pay for his ticket back home to Spain and help out the pan handlers too in SF. Good on yeah...;)
     
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    Not sure how you got that idea. I would like to do neither. I do donate to organizations that help the pan handlers in an organized way, but I am not handing over funds to an individual.

    Back back on topic -- did this guy fly one-way to Chile, without funds to buy a return ticket? (and one ways tend to be more expensive anyway)
     

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