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2021-10-27 7:56:25 PM  
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2021-10-27 8:35:18 PM  
What about the other Spirit passengers?
 
2021-10-27 8:36:51 PM  
The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.
 
2021-10-27 10:47:19 PM  

iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.


Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.
 
2021-10-27 10:56:36 PM  
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2021-10-27 10:56:37 PM  

Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.


He was free to go far earlier, he stayed because he was mentally ill
Someone did a documentary on it
 
2021-10-27 10:58:02 PM  
"I am... unacceptable" is a quote my wife and I still drop on a  regular basis.
 
2021-10-27 11:04:13 PM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.

He was free to go far earlier, he stayed because he was mentally ill
Someone did a documentary on it


I could see a person getting institutionalized after staying at an airport for several years.
 
2021-10-27 11:13:42 PM  
Ah, quit it.
 
2021-10-27 11:22:23 PM  

Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.


Of course he also had offers to live in France or Belgium since at least 1995 but refused to go anywhere other than Britain. Until medical issues force him to leave the airport and accept living in France.
 
2021-10-27 11:56:11 PM  
Well when you abruptly cancel connecting flights offering vouchers to nearby hotels passengers can't afford these sort of things happen
 
2021-10-28 12:03:15 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Pats_Cloth_Coat: Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.

He was free to go far earlier, he stayed because he was mentally ill
Someone did a documentary on it

I could see a person getting institutionalized after staying at an airport for several years.


Maybe it was just a mental hospital in disguise as an airport.

Jesus, am I high.
 
2021-10-28 12:05:07 AM  

dywed88: Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.

Of course he also had offers to live in France or Belgium since at least 1995 but refused to go anywhere other than Britain. Until medical issues force him to leave the airport and accept living in France.


You saying he surrendered?
 
2021-10-28 12:06:29 AM  
When I was on the streets in Boston, I spent a couple of weeks of overnights during the coldest part of the winter at the International Arrivals terminal at Logan. I would usually take the T there around midnight and hang out until the trains started running again in the morning, napping/screwing around on the wifi. 

It kept me warm.
 
2021-10-28 1:42:22 AM  
Based on my life's experiences, when I die, whether I am destined for Heaven or Hell, I will have a lay-over in St. Louis.  Which kinda makes you root for the Hell connection.
 
2021-10-28 3:11:58 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Based on my life's experiences, when I die, whether I am destined for Heaven or Hell, I will have a lay-over in St. Louis.  Which kinda makes you root for the Hell connection.


I thought all Delta flights go through Atlanta...

Even if you're in Los Angeles heading for Seattle
 
2021-10-28 4:14:06 AM  
CSB: I used to work in corporate events - our company built stages and sets and did all the technical stuff like video and sound systems.

When The Terminal came out, we were asked to install a mockup of a scene from the film at Paris CDG Airport to promote it. I travelled from England with 2 carpenters and helped them build it, then my job was to check it each morning...

So I got to stay in Paris for a week, getting paid and expenses for food, and all I had to do was travel to the airport each morning to check it hadn't been trashed.

Good Times.

/I was the person who found a prop mounted sailfish we could rent to include in the set.
 
2021-10-28 6:17:12 AM  

Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.


By choice. He refused earlier (if much delayed) offered legal residency and asylum in two European countries, insisting he be allowed to go to the UK.
 
2021-10-28 6:23:58 AM  

dywed88: Of course he also had offers to live in France or Belgium since at least 1995 but refused to go anywhere other than Britain. Until medical issues force him to leave the airport and accept living in France.


Which would have made it trivial to to to Britain where he could change his name. (unless the Sir thing was a problem).
 
2021-10-28 10:44:41 AM  

Sim Tree: iron de havilland: The Terminal was inspired by actual events, subby.

The film is partially inspired by the true story of the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Note that "The terminal" was released in 2004, a year and a half before they let him go. The real life prisoner was still trapped in the terminal when that movie came out.

The buzz around that movie set up so much bad press that they looked bad on television and *finally* let him go completely as a result of that movie. If that movie hadn't come out, he would probably still be there.


Snowden experienced a mini-version of that, as USA cancelled his passport, getting him stuck at a layover at Moscow International Airport.

That wasn't his final destination, rather it was Iceland, where he had asylum.

Of all airports to get stuck in, that was for him, the best one, as it turned out.

/If I had money, I'd 1000* prefer living in Moscow to anywhere in Iceland. If I were rich.
 
2021-10-28 12:27:16 PM  
I love all the comments from people who are like "that guy from The Terminal is an ass. He was only technically forced to live there for three years!"
 
2021-10-28 1:33:29 PM  
Ketchuponsteak:

Snowden experienced a mini-version of that, as USA cancelled his passport, getting him stuck at a layover at Moscow International Airport.

That wasn't his final destination, rather it was Iceland, where he had asylum.

Of all airports to get stuck in, that was for him, the best one, as it turned out.

/If I had money, I'd 1000* prefer living in Moscow to anywhere in Iceland. If I were rich.



Why would you rather Moscow?
 
2021-10-28 1:44:50 PM  

hangloose: Ketchuponsteak:

Snowden experienced a mini-version of that, as USA cancelled his passport, getting him stuck at a layover at Moscow International Airport.

That wasn't his final destination, rather it was Iceland, where he had asylum.

Of all airports to get stuck in, that was for him, the best one, as it turned out.

/If I had money, I'd 1000* prefer living in Moscow to anywhere in Iceland. If I were rich.


Why would you rather Moscow?


Because Iceland is small and boring compared to a metropolis.
 
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