Plane Lands, Passenger Finishes Snooze In Hangar

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This week the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that Kris Lines woke up on an Air Canada flight in an airport hangar an hour and a half after landing in Vancouver. Lines, who had come from London for a sports law conference, says he was nudged awake by a mechanic. The airline says that since it was the last flight of the day for that aircraft, it wasn't cleaned and checked, but just rolled into the hangar, with the snoozing professor aboard. Lines says that legendary Canadian hospitality made him think it was just "a local custom kind of thing."

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

This week, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that Kris Lines woke up on an Air Canada flight that was the last leg of his long journey, from London to Vancouver, in an airport hangar an hour and a half after the plane landed.

Mr. Lines, who'd come for a sports law conference in Vancouver, says that he was nudged awake by a mechanic. The airline says that since it was the last flight of the day for that aircraft, it hadn't been cleaned and checked, but simply rolled into the hangar with the snoozing professor aboard.

Mr. Lines said that he'd heard so much about legendary Canadian hospitality, he thought that not rousing him from his slumber after the plane landed was just, quote, "a local custom kind of thing."

(Soundbite of song "Come Fly With Me")

Mr. SINATRA: (Singing) Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...

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