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Who in the world would book a 15 hour flight instead of a 2 hour flight? Really, who in the world would do that?

Flight search with long layover

A 13 hour layover!? You have got to be kidding me. The fringe cases are so few and far between that I don’t understand why flight search websites would even show results like that.

Ok, ok, I can think of a few cases where someone would buy a flight like that, and one of them goes something like this:

“Hey there Ed, whatcha doin’ on Thursday afternoon?”

“Well, I’ll be workin’ Bill, why do ya ask?”

“Well I bought one o’ them layover flights between Kansas and Colorado, so I’ve got about 17 hours of extra time in the Atlanta Airport, so I was thinkin’ to meet up with ya’ll and go get some lunch or play some pool or somethin’, seein’ that you’re the only relations I got in Atlanta and I couldn’t think of nothin’ better to do.”

“Shoot Bill, that’s mighty kind of ya to think of me, I think I’ll just take the day off and join ya. I’m sure we can find somethin’ exitin’ to do with all them extra layover hours.”

 “That’d be might fine. Golly, I’m sure glad these sites show flights like that, I sure get to see a lot of country that way.”

But really, do you know of anyone who books flights like that and then just makes the most of the long layovers? I’d love to hear about it.

In the mean time, I, and the rest of the population who would never book a 15 hour flight instead of a 2 hour flight will wade through the search results, muck and all.