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1,636,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Charlotte several years ago. Slept in the baggage pick-up area. Not fun!

Sep 25, 2015 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,066,269
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sure... many times. I just read and sleep.

Sep 25, 2015 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,614,757
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

About 5 hours for me.  I did a lot of walking and watching.

Sep 25, 2015 10:32 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Saturday morning Joe. Hasn't everyone who has traveled extensively?

Sep 25, 2015 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Many many times Joe, if there is a Presidents Club thats where I go. If stranded then its the nearest hotel. So many stories on this subject!

Sep 25, 2015 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,067,103
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not that often but a few years ago travelling back to Los Angeles from Washington DC, there was a layover in Chicago.   It was so long that they had to find a new crew which stretched into early the next day.   

I do get restless and a little bored but there's always something to do even if it's to catch up on some rest.

Sep 25, 2015 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,895,491
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Years ago got stuck at the Chicago airport in the winter when the weather was icy and too much snow.   Think I had a 4 hour layover.    Watched a football game in the bar.

Sep 25, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Yes and one time I left all my wallet with all of my ID and still got on my flight back home . I guess this was one those times I used all my skills as a salesperson to get through airport security. 

Sep 25, 2015 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,399,158
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

On the first trip to Playdel Car in Philadelphia for eight hours; they kept saying another hour for a plane. Bought and read a novel.

Sep 25, 2015 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,323,571
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Just last February and the delays lasted all day into the night. They would not let us stay in teh terninal but made us go to the baggage area where it did not look very safe, we took a taxi to a well known hotel and were back at the waiting again the next morning

Sep 25, 2015 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have had flight delays a few times and once we had to stay at a hotel in Amsterdam overnight.

Sep 25, 2015 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably eight hours - we slept and read. 

Sep 25, 2015 08:40 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, a few times, but usually not more than a few hours.  Sometimes I've done work, sat and talked and other times reading/puzzles.

Sep 25, 2015 08:26 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

The longest we've been stuck was 4 hours.  We people watched, had a good meal and made some phone calls.  It actually went by quickly as it was our last leg home and we didn't have to worry about another connection.

Sep 25, 2015 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,457,427
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joe Petrowsky Yes, it was due to a technical proplem with the plane. The airlines gave everyone on board a voucher for a meal at the airport restaurant. I had to wait for the next flight to DC, about three hours.

Sep 25, 2015 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,005,583
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes and it was before the day of the smart phone. I went to the gift shop and bought a book.

Sep 25, 2015 11:11 PM
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1,716,887
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never had a flight canceled or gotten bumped, but I've had plenty of long layovers.  I usually have plenty of reading material but find people watching fascinating.  

Sep 25, 2015 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
778,495
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Yes, always something to read on my phone.

Mar 06, 2019 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,472,519
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Atlanta, paced the floors.

Sep 27, 2015 03:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Numerous times, sometimes overnight even.  All you can do is read and try to find a comfortable place to take a nap.  And occasionally write an angry letter to TSA (but you shouldn't send that letter - you'll have more delays.)

Sep 26, 2015 02:29 PM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Once in St Louis, the airline put me up in a nice hotel! For shorter layovers, I usually have a nice meal or drink and read a lot. The San Diego airport now has a nail salon.

Sep 26, 2015 09:20 AM
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819,217
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not recently. One of our daughters got stuck at Heathrow, London during a snow storm. Disaster! We had to book her into a relatively local hotel from here, luckily found one; took almost two hours to get a cab (and 70 Pounds, that's nearly $140.00!!! for two young girls with luggage, for a very short distance, not to mention hotel room). Next day she and her friend got lucky - got to go to the US, Dallas, as it happened, when they were aiming for New York, but at that point it was "take anything that goes to the US!"; then LaGuardia, NY - they were still dazed and in shock, but feeling very lucky to be "home" when I picked them up. Others at Heathrow were camping out at the airport for several days.

Sep 26, 2015 08:02 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Smart Phone

Sep 26, 2015 03:10 AM
Rainer
45,807
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Oh yeah, all the time. The couple of times I was laid over night so the airline put me in a hotel. Read, work, watch movies

Sep 26, 2015 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Joe Petrowsky Many times.  The longest was 5 days, when Suzanne and I were travelling from London to Atlanta on our way back to Phoenix.  We were diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Yes - it was 9/11.

Sep 26, 2015 01:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

That was the longest trip from India for us!

The flights were delayed by 12 hours and instead of Mumbai-Amsterdam-Boston, we were re-routed to Mumbai-London-Chicago-Boston for almost 2 days of total travel time!

Well, we enjoyed our un-planned overnight visit to Chicago by site-seeing!

It's how we take it, isn't it?

Sep 26, 2015 01:17 AM
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597,669
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

A number of years ago I was in the San Antonio airport when the entire airport lost power. Luckily it was afternoon but it was crazy with no PA system, no signage working, food service didn’t work, No lights in bathrooms. Airlines were using the old stairs rolled up to the planes to get people off and on. Fortunately it only lasted an hour or so.

Sep 26, 2015 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
5,537,250
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, in Charlotte.  We arrived for a morning flight, did not take off till afternoon and then landed in Oakland instead of Los Angeles.  Southwest took care of our hotel, and put us on the morning flight to LA.  We both load our iPads with reading material...we reat a lot...then there was Paris...A

Sep 26, 2015 12:53 AM