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Couple Ends Up In Tel Aviv Instead Of Tenerife  
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

From an article in The Sun:

A British couple went on holiday to Thailand, didn't like Bangkok and decided to go to Tenerife instead, went to a travel agent to book a flight to Tenerife, got booked on a flight to Tel Aviv instead, ended up there and got into trouble with Israeli immigration! They thought Tel Aviv was the Thai way of spelling Tenerife... Duh!

Link to the pdf.file:
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=5036

Link to the post on Thailand Forum:
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=58629

I know, I know, it comes from The Sun, but still... hilarious!

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

I'm more suprised they just decided to go to Tenerife from Bangkok!


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
I'm more suprised they just decided to go to Tenerife from Bangkok!

They probably like the egg and chips there a lot better.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

go to BKK for holiday - dont like BKK - go to Teneriffe?????

 scratchchin 


they should get stoned for this one...



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Very strange. Sounds like they have more money than brains.

I once read about a couple from Europe thought they had purchased tickets to Sydney, Australia, but were very surprised when they wound up in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada!



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Since when is Tenerife Thailand?


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User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Levent, I thought you were living in/around Valencia?!

Problems with 'Hacienda'?  Smile



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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting Macc (Reply 3):
they should get stoned for this one...

They probably did, when they arrived in Tenerife. Bucket and spade brigade all the way Big grin



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting Schoenorama (Reply 6):
Levent, I thought you were living in/around Valencia?!

Problems with 'Hacienda'?

I was. Thought it was time for a change...  Wink

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 4):
I once read about a couple from Europe thought they had purchased tickets to Sydney, Australia, but were very surprised when they wound up in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada!

I just don't get it. How on earth could you manage to end up on a plane going in the complete opposite direction???

Wife: "Reginald, I thought Qantas had a big kangaroo on their tail?"
Husband: "Don't worry, dear, airlines fly with each other's planes all the time. Has to do with maintenance schedules and so on..."


User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Quoting Levent (Reply 8):
Husband: "Don't worry, dear, airlines fly with each other's planes all the time. Has to do with maintenance schedules and so on..."

Sounds like a quote from a typical a.netter Big grin  Wink



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 9):
Sounds like a quote from a typical a.netter

Not quite.

Your typical a.netter would eventually reach Sydney, Australia, after a 78 hour flight that stopped in Sydney, Ontario; Melbourne, Florida; and Perth, New Jersey.

QFF


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 10):
Your typical a.netter would eventually reach Sydney, Australia, after a 78 hour flight that stopped in Sydney, Ontario; Melbourne, Florida; and Perth, New Jersey.

... and probably try to take a flight with additional stops en-route...  Wink

I wonder which place name is most common worldwide... and whether they all have an airport. Would be a nice mission: to visit all locations with a similar name  Smile


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2330 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Wow this takes the prize! Do they even know where they themselves are from??

Quote:
Never seen Tel Aviv spelled before...

 Wow!

Boaz.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting Levent (Reply 8):
I just don't get it. How on earth could you manage to end up on a plane going in the complete opposite direction???

A few years ago a couple of Manchester United football supporters wanted to watch their team play in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

They ended up in Santiago de Chile. As far as I know, this wasn't a mix-up at the airport: they went into a travel agency and booked flights to Sanitago, omitting the "de Compostela" bit.

They realised something was wrong several hours into the flight, somewhere over the Atlantic.

They ended up watching their team play from a bar in the Chilean capital.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Dear God this is just ridiculous. How the hell do you let this happen? I once had a guy in my seat on a KL flight ex Schipol, he assured me he was in the right seat so we got the FA involved, turns out the plonker was not going to Dubai but had ended up on my plane somehow. Idiot.

YOWza



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User currently offlineJetset25j From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

It was a freaky moment when the CAPTAIN of a recent CHC-MEL in pre-landing announcements Welcomes you to Brisbane instead of Melbourne (by mistake..leaving the PAX confused and pondering "where are we!" for three minutes before the FA(!) makes a correction), I can't imagine how it would feel to see signs saying "Welcome to Tel Aviv" instead of anywhere remotely near Tenerife.
(Personally, I wouldnt mind  Wink)

Really though, how stupid do you need to be..



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User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Have they heard of Phuket, Pattaya etc.? I've been to BKK and although the city is very industrialised and smoggy, I wouldn't change it for Tenerife! I'd rather just book onto a flight to HKT.

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 14):
turns out the plonker was not going to Dubai but had ended up on my plane somehow. Idiot.

I think I'd be more concerned how he got through the gate with the wrong boarding pass.


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1666 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 13):
They ended up in Santiago de Chile. As far as I know, this wasn't a mix-up at the airport: they went into a travel agency and booked flights to Sanitago, omitting the "de Compostela" bit.

Plenty of times I sat in a travel agency and had to tell the girl behind the desk what to do. Often they don't know what the airline codes are, or even where the places they offer are located on the globe!

Quoting Jetset25j (Reply 15):
I can't imagine how it would feel to see signs saying "Welcome to Tel Aviv" instead of anywhere remotely near Tenerife.

I remember a case from a CRM course where a plane couldn't land in Dresden due to very bad weather and, after a couple of go-arounds, diverted to Leipzig-Halle. The pilots never told the f/a's about it though, so after landing the purser made her "welcome to Dresden" announcement while the pax clearly saw "Leipzig-Halle" written on the terminal building...

Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 16):
Have they heard of Phuket, Pattaya etc.? I've been to BKK and although the city is very industrialised and smoggy, I wouldn't change it for Tenerife! I'd rather just book onto a flight to HKT.

They probably just heard of some popular tourist destinations and picked Thailand, not knowing anything about the country. I wouldn't be surprised if they thought the flight would only take an hour or three, four...


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