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Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney  
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2278 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I'm baffled by how this can happen....

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe...29/germany.tourist.reut/index.html


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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

This is not the first time this has happened. I know that there have been people who have ended up in Sydney, Canada due to the same mistake. At least in their case, it is spelled the same!

User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Good lord, Billings is bad enough...but the oil towns? Blech. (No offense to those of you from Oilmont.) Glad to see my state make the news at least!

 Smile Lucas


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
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Because people are stupid.

"Yeah, I was wondering why it took only 30 minutes to Australia. Must be one of those new Airbus Superspeedboeings. I've heard they're really fast"



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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 3):
Must be one of those new Airbus Superspeedboeings. I've heard they're really fast"

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Ask the folks at NW DTW how many times people have gotten an a Saab 340 to YXU when they wanted to fly to LGW!

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting Boeing757/767 (Thread starter):
I'm baffled by how this can happen

I think maybe the guy is dyslexic, Sidney, MT is SDY Sydney Australia is SYD


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Quoting Boeing757/767 (Thread starter):
I'm baffled by how this can happen....

Google the term "PISA-Study", that should explain a few things  Wink .


User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1708 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.

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

"Dressed for the Australian summer in T-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany on Saturday for a four-week holiday."

LOL..I can only imagine the look on his face when he landed in Sidney..haha



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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2551 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

My wife caused a headache to a check-in agent in KSC, who couldn't imagine that why on earth she would fly from KSC to YYZ via VIE and LHR and then back to LHR. She never even heard of YXU...

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Oh no...not another one...  banghead  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  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  wideeyed  and asks- "I have to travel over water in that"?

 sigh  "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  scared . 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.

 irked  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...  rotfl 

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...  relieved 

I wonder which of me co-workers had fun this week? I may have to give them a jingle...  scratchchin 

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 2):
Good lord, Billings is bad enough

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...  razz  Plains...  yuck  ...you actually admit you live there?  wink 


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

LOL.Thats even worse then the guy who showed up at the bus terminal because his flight said "Airbus" or the guy who called up DL asking for a flight to "Pepsicola on a computer plane"

[Edited 2006-12-29 23:34:53]


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 12):
There are not commercial flights to Sidney.

How much money would you be willing to wager on that?

EDIT- Ah, changed it I see...rats...

[Edited 2006-12-29 23:40:39]

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 13):

I checked FLYTECOMM and FLIGHTAWARE. Then i saw your post about Big Sky and saw their website saying they fly to Sidney. I then edited my post.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

LoL. No harm (not too much anyway  Wink ) done. Most days the 3 flights to and from SDY aren't worth the cost of the Petrol...

[Edited 2006-12-29 23:43:02]

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

When Pan Am merged with National, the old National agents had a hard time thinking internationally, more than once that they booked some to Melbourne, FL instead of Melbourne, Victoria,AU.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1550 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.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

OOPS Big grin

At least he got there in the end  Wink



Lee



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1505 times:

Sounds a lot like the guy who wanted to go to Auckland, but ended up in Oakland.

QFF


User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 3):
Because people are stupid.

Well people being completely stupid does give cops job security.. hehe!

That does suck that he got to the wrong place. but ya'll are right, it's good he ended up in the right place. Big grin



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1386 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  yes   bigthumbsup 

Dave



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1381 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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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1365 times:

Could've been worse...he could've ended up in Sidney, Nebraska  Wink


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