The Internet Is Obsessed With Traveler's 47-Year Layover

Another great moment in online customer service
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2016 5:23 PM CDT
The Internet Is Obsessed With Traveler's 47-Year Layover
With a 47-year layover, a traveler from New Zealand would have plenty of time meditating in Bangkok's Lumphini Park.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

"Just wondering what you'd recommend I do during the 47-year layover your website has suggested?" James Lloyd asked last week on the Skyscanner Facebook page after noticing the travel app had recommended an itinerary that included a 413,786-hour layover in Bangkok. Mashable reports the answer to the question set a small corner of the internet on fire. "The Moon Bar is pretty good and it's open until 1am, so you could spend a good chunk of time there," Jen with Skyscanner wrote back. She also suggested a cruise or becoming a tai chi expert, while also saying she would have the company's tech people look at the glitch.

Jen's answer—and a subsequent Game of Thrones reference—earned her quite a following, with replies such as "Jen for PM!!!" and "This woman has it all!!" Jen spent the next few days joking around with her fans, fielding requests for similar layovers, and admitting Skyscanner invented time travel after a commenter pointed out that Lloyd was scheduled to arrive the day before he departed despite his massive stopover in Bangkok, the Telegraph reports. UPROXX calls it "a perfect lesson to all of us in looking for lighter moments amid the frustrations of travel" and believes Jen "deserves a raise or three." Jen and Skyscanner ended up sending Lloyd a gift as a thank-you for providing "a wonderful six days." (Guy sends airline a merry letter, actually gets what he wants.)

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