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Elderly Woman Flown To Puerto Rico By Mistake  
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5985 times:

A while back there was a thread about a dog who was routed a round a bout way to Guayaquil, I think. If it is any consellation, the same can happen to humans:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,454688,00.html


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User currently offlineN7190JR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

"A U.S. Airways representative said the airline paid for her food and hotel and flew her back to Florida first-class."

Send me on an all expense paid trip to PR for free US Airways! And book me on Delta  duck 

- N7190JR  airplane 

No offense US Air people.



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User currently offlineANZUS340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5697 times:

Interesting. I once got on a plane bound for Canada. I was meant to be going to North Carolina. I only got off the plane when I was buckled in my seat and the person next to me asked why I was going to be doing in Vancouver. My fault of course.

User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5504 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

My grandmother once almost went SEA-ANC on accident. She was helping an even more elderly woman to her seat, when she looked out the window and saw the Alaska Airlines flight was pushing back. She was able to get a flight attendant to quickly contact the captain. Once back at the gate, my grandma asked him what he would have done if they'd taken off and he said "Taken you to Anchorage  Smile"

I'm with the other guy - please, send ME to SJU!

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2040 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Back in 1982 while flying MEM- BHM-TLH-MIA on a RC DC-9-10, as we flew over TPA the captain calls it out on the PA, as it was night. About 30 sec. later a guy in front of me rings the F/A. He wanted to get off in TPA, and got on wrong plane in TLH. He was in luck plane went to MIA turned back to TPA. He was so busy talking with another pax he did not notice he was on wrong plane.


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5296 times:



Quoting ANZUS340 (Reply 2):
My fault of course.

It's also the gate agents responsibility to check those stubs. Then again, having worked with them, I know most barely glance at the tickets anymore.


I once almost ended up in a wrong flight to Mexico out of PHX. There were two flights, one to HMO, the other to MEX (I was booked for HMO) and they departed out of adjacent gates at roughly the same time. So they call up one of the flights and one of the few times I wasn't paying attention I lined up for the MEX-bound flight without noticing until the gate agent saw my stub and told me to head over to the next gate over.

It was extremely embarrasing, specially considering I'm a pilot  banghead 


User currently offlineTerryb99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4179 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 5):
It was extremely embarrasing, specially considering I'm a pilot

Not sure if you mean a commercial or private pilot, but for road warriors, I can see that happening.

Often I am like a zombie, airport, rent a car, hotel. Customer visits, next city, repeat.

I have had to go to the desk at a hotel, and ask my room number!!

I have almost missed a few flights because of gate changes. Go sit down, get into a book or my laptop. Look around and realize, were did everyone go? Have to run to the new gate to catch the plane, lol.
If a new flight was at the gate, I could see me easily not noticing and getting on whatever flight was there , lol


User currently offlineNAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

I really do not understand how this could happen with the technology out there.

A gate reader will not allow someone to be boarded on to a wrong flight. I have worked with
in the airline industry and should someone give a wrong boarding pass this will be
identified by the reader etc.

I cannot believe that USAIR does not have this technology.

Am I missing something here??


User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

I will never forget an EA 727 flight from ATL to PHL in the mid-1980s.

It was early morning, and the flight pretty empty. There was no one in the entire row with me, and one person in front of me.

We taxied out and the pilot came on and starting saying we were cleared for takeoff following another aircraft - yada yada yada - and our flight time to Philly would be ...

I heard the guy in the seat in front of me go "Uh-oh" and pushed the stew call button. After a few pushes, the flight attendant came.

He said "I think I am on the wrong plane. I am heading to Newark."

The pax held up a ticket stub as proof.

The flight attendant didn't miss a beat.

She said, "Well, this plane is heading to Philadelphia. Check your seatbelt" and walked back. We shortly took off.



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineN7190JR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3360 times:



Quoting Terryb99 (Reply 6):
Often I am like a zombie, airport, rent a car, hotel. Customer visits, next city, repeat.

I was on a B6 flight to JFK, and when we landed the Captain said welcome to Sky Harbour Airport. LOL. Maybe the captain was on the wrong flight.

- N7190JR  airplane 



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User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

An elderly woman was on my flight once JM 027 MBJ-KIN-MIA and it was when the B727 ( 1998 ) was almost at the holding point she realised that she was to be on the MBJ-EWR flight which was parked beside ours. Of course she was not amused as an agent checked everyone pass prior to boarding and hers had JM 019 EWR. She had to disembark right there and ' tarmac' it back to the terminal which luckily wasn't too far. I was expecting them to send a vehicle for her but she walked.


greenheart
User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2846 times:



Quoting NAVEGA (Reply 7):
I really do not understand how this could happen with the technology out there.

A gate reader will not allow someone to be boarded on to a wrong flight. I have worked with
in the airline industry and should someone give a wrong boarding pass this will be
identified by the reader etc.

It seems crazy, but it certainly does happen. I had a friend come to visit me in Florida last year who doesn't fly much. He was supposed to be on the second flight out SLC to ATL, but instead accidentally boarded the first one. The reader gave the agent a whole bunch of double beeps, so he said the agent just tore the ticket, handed him half of it, and said have a nice flight. He made it all the way to ATL and so did his bags somehow.



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