Posts tagged ‘YVR’

June 22, 2013

Observed on the street: One tongue-in-cheek airport buggy

Just look at what Canadian air carrier WestJet uses to shuttle passengers around Vancouver International Airport:

West Jet "Folks Wagon" airport passenger buggy

A “Folks Wagon” — ha-ha! This clever name conveys both WestJet’s quirky sense of humour and its relaxed, people-first attitude towards air travel. Only WestJet customer service agents would bomb around YVR in Folks Wagons. Gotta love it!

July 30, 2012

Why I love B.C. – Umbrella vending machines!

Yes, there are actually umbrella vending machines at the Vancouver International Airport:

Umbrella vending machine in YVR.


Look at all the plastic-wrapped, retractable black umbrellas inside…. Just $5 a pop!

Umbrellas inside an umbrella vending machine in YVR.


The best part is that this machine was out of service, and the folks at YVR thought it prudent to post a sign apologizing to rain-wary travellers and directing them to an alternate umbrella-purchasing location.  Heaven forbid that a person should have to venture out-of-doors without the proper protection!

Out of service sign on an umbrella vending machine in YVR.


Actually, if you’ve ever been to Vancouver, you know:  when it rains, it doesn’t just pour, it drizzles.  Constantly.

Maybe that umbrella isn’t such a bad idea…. 😉