You would think one visit to the airport was enough, but not for Owen Benjamin. The actor and comedian literally visited 63 airports in one month by flying all over the country. He has sometimes taken five flights a day in order to be able beat the all-time record for the most airports visited in one month. When asked why he desired to take on such a task he simply said, “I thought it would be fun and cool to have the world record for anything, let alone something I can brag about to my other friends who also travel a lot.”
His journey has finally come to an end, but not without a little pain. He successfully contracted an ear infection, but of course, only great adventures end with battle wounds. The final flight began from New York’s La Guardia Airport to North Carolina’s Raleigh Durham International Airport. With all the repeat airport visits because of the connections, the total comes out to above 90! Throughout his time flying around, Owen has been updating his Twitter, Youtube, making sure to document on the website “Funny on the Fly” (how clever), and developing close to an hours worth of fascinating material for his stand-up comedy act.
Owen has come out triumphant according to the officials at RecordSetter who state that the 63 airport visits are more than the unofficial 30 visits in one month.
Just in case you are doing a lot of flying around this holiday season, Owen leaves you with a little tip. “It’s a good idea to always have a good book with you that you’re excited to read because at any point there can be a delay. Also, drink tons of water. It sounds simple, but it is really important. You’re exposed to thousands of strangers and different temperatures throughout the day and it’s really easy to get sick.”
Check out Owen Benjamin preparing for one of his flights here, courtesy of YouTube:
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