Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is one of the world’s top notch airports, with amenities that range from the in-airport Vancouver Fairmont Hotel (which has a fish butler), to spas, a dentist, a medical clinic, a liquor store and a 7-Eleven.
There are also, of course, plenty of shops offering everything from maple syrup to high-end handbags.
But, with a four-hour layover in the international terminal I discovered one basic travel amenity that was missing.
Not one shop in the International Terminal sells pantyhose.
I tried leaving the international transit area to go the pre-security side so I could pick up a pair at the 7-Eleven, but no dice.
“Once you’re in the transit area, you cannot leave,” the staff person at the Information Desk told me. “But there are several stores that sell woolen socks.”
I tweeted my frustration while walking in and out of every single shop. And I received no outpouring of empathy and support.
Just this Tweet: