Guy Forged 31 Boarding Passes To Live In Cozy AF Airport Lounges For 18 Days
There are all sorts of sneaky ways you can beat the airport system.
Or you know, you can rent your apartment out on Airbnb and just live in the damn airport lounge for the rest of your life.
That's right, one genius guy recently spent 18 days in airport lounges without spending a single penny on plane tickets.
According to Atlas Obscura, Raejali Buntut was on his way to Malaysia when he overslept in the Changi Airport lounge and missed his flight.
The lounges in this Singapore airport must be lit AF because instead of simply hopping on the next available flight, Buntut clearly just said "fuck it" and decided to spent the next 18 days posted up in these lounges.
Now, you're probably wondering, "How the hell does one manage to pull something off like this?"
Well, it's actually quite simple.
Apparently, Buntut used his computer to create 31 fake boarding passes for a bunch of different airlines between the dates of August 21 to September 7, and then he used his forged passes to go lounge-hopping all over the airport.
Yep, Buntut is basically Frank Abagnale, Jr. (you know, Leo DiCaprio's character in the movie "Catch Me If You Can") IRL, and used his next-level Photoshop skills to add his name, along with fake flight numbers and destinations, to mobile boarding pass images he managed to find online.
But if there's one thing we can learn from the ending of "Catch Me If You Can," it's that even the most skillful criminals always get caught in the end, and Buntut is no exception.
Buntut's lounging spree finally came to an end when he was caught by an airport employee, who had taken notice of his frequent visits to the lounge, and later arrested by the local authorities.
No one knows the exact reason Buntut chose to make the airport his new home.
However, you can't really blame this scam artist for just never wanting to go home again since the Changi Airport offer all sorts of awesome amenities, which range from video games and butterfly gardens to rooftop swimming pools and even a jacuzzi.
Plus, I think it's safe to say this might be the most genius way to save money on rent.