AA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
We usually get at least one person a month in SJC that wants to be in SJO. Usually they are correctly flown to where they are ticketed. It is the travel agents fault who does not know the proper city code.
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Oh no...not another one... Last year I had some lady from Jolly old Englund tell me that she had the strangest routing ever, and after a very long day of traveling, she was mystified to be in such a small ugly little town (BIL to us Montananers is about as big as it gets) while on her way to Sidney. I raised an eyebrow and kept boarding my other flights. 6:55 pm rolls around and I board GQ 2566 to SDY. She is last in line, walks up to the window behind my counter, looks at our B 1900Ds, then comes over and asks- "I have to travel over water in that"?
"Ma'am, it's perfectly safe. Besides, if problems do arise, they can always come back here, or land in MLS or GDV." I reassure her.
She then reiterates traveling that far over water in a small turboprop gives her the . Something clicks in the back of my head, and I ask to see her itinerary. Showed her routing out of Gatwick, and eventually wound up in BIL (don't remember the entire thing). I ask her again for her final destination.
I'm going to Sydney. You twit. You know, the Land Down Under.
I blinked...looked over at a ramper who had come up looking for the flight's last passenger...
After drying my eyes, I informed her to go back down to our counter, as GQ doesn't go to Australia. Sidney is an oil town on the Eastern Border of Montana and Nort Dakoduh, Sydney is the land of opera, funnel web spiders, and bad lack-of-ozone sun burns. She started laughing, and asked to be escorted back to the exit of the secured area of BIL, lest she try to stop at the bar and have pint before getting re-booked.
Oh what a night...
I wonder which of me co-workers had fun this week? I may have to give them a jingle...
So the drugs and the Natives are attempting to take the town over, but at least we ain't got those Neo-nazi-skin-heads down here, and are nowhere close to sMogzoula... Plains... ...you actually admit you live there?
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
Along the same lines, I remember years back when working @ EV getting an interline bag from LH that was going to Augusta, GA. Had the right flight number, but instead of AGS (Augusta, GA), it had AUG (Augusta, ME) as the city code.
DavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 19): Sounds a lot like the guy who wanted to go to Auckland, but ended up in Oakland.
Only one of the best episodes of "Full House" ever. DJ and Stephanie get on board this flight to say goodbye to some exchange students and they get mixed up with the students and are stuck on board. Well they ask where they're going and one of the students says "Auckland" in a heavy New Zealand accent. So the girls think she says Oakland, which with them living in San Fransisco is just across the bay. Well when their dad (Danny) finds out about this he is furious. But the girls fly home on the next flight and the cheesy music is played and Bob Saget gives them a good talk.
What? I'm so cool for knowing that
Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Back in the mid-80s, the commuter outfits flying between Juneau and Skagway didn't have their own ticket stock agencies could use, but they would accept tickets issued on AS stock. So we'd call them up, make the booking over the phone, then build an itin in the computer to issue the tickets. Since none of the schedules were actually in the computer, you had to long sell the whole thing, including flight numbers, dates, cities and times. On numerous occasions, a newer agent would sell the flight as JNU to SKG (Thessaloniki, Greece) instead of JNU to SGY (Skagway, AK). As a rule it was a harmless mistake, since the folks at Wings or Skagway Air would just laugh and put them on. We did have one brand new agent, not understanding that it wasn't an actual AS flight, force a non-stop SEA-SKG segment into the computer, then send the ticket out to somebody in Seattle. We got an interesting call from SEATTAS wanting to know exactly what the hell we were up to!
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