Man stuck at airport for two months
IT TURNS out that being stuck at an airport isn't quite as interesting as what it's made out to be in the 2004 movie The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks.
Just ask Spanish tourist Rodrigo Ben-Azul, who has been stranded at Chile's Santiago Airport for more than two months.
He'd flown to Chile from Spain to resolve a dispute with his family, who live there. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful and returned to the airport broke.
A familiar sight at the airport, he searches for food and cigarette butts in rubbish bins, according to local news outlet PubliMetro.
At night he sleeps in the corners of the building.
Echoing the actions of Hanks' character in the hit film, Ben-Azul earns money by returning luggage carts to their storage area and pocketing the coins.
Unlike Hanks' character though, there's no romance in the air. He's been described as a solitary, mysterious man who wanders the airport with his luggage and headphones in his ears while he waits for his family from Spain to send him money.
He doesn't know how long it will be until the money is in his hands.
See a picture of Ben-Azul here.
He's not the only traveller to be stuck at an airport. In 2011 Robert Wladyslaw Parzelski spent more than two weeks at a Brazilian airport after running out of money.