Man jailed after living in airport lounges for three weeks

He forged boarding passes and lived short-term high life


Man jailed after living in airport lounges for three weeks

A man has been jailed for after he forged boarding passes and lived in Singapore Airport lounges for three weeks.

Raejali Buntut, 33, lived the high life in executive lounges after missing his flight.

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According to the NZ Herald, he downloaded images of passes issued by Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines before using software on his laptop to insert his name, a false flight number and destination, and then sent them to his mobile phone.

The Metro reports that he forged 31 passes and used them at nine lounges,

He was eventually spotted by suspicious lounge staff and was arrested, charged with forgery and jailed for two weeks.

And we can see why the lounges at Singapore's Changi Airport were tempting. Back in March it was named the best airport in the world by Skytrax for the fourth year running.

The airport has a cinema, music bar lounges, and even a rooftop swimming pool.

In 2017, it will be updating its facilities with the new Terminal 4.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said: "Changi Airport continues to innovate in both product and service options for its customers, and focus on making the customer experience at the airport as enjoyable and relaxing as possible."

World's best airports 2016

World's best airports 2016