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Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:02 pm

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:08 pm

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!
 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydne

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:31 pm

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!

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:36 pm

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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:53 pm

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

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:00 pm

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!
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:43 am

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
 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:51 am

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 .
 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:44 am

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.
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:53 am

"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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:07 am

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...
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:16 am

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 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydne

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:28 am

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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:37 am

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]
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:40 am

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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:42 am

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...

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:51 am

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.
 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:27 am

OOPS Big grin

At least he got there in the end  Wink



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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:48 pm

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

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:12 pm

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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:55 pm

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.

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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydne

Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:09 pm

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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RE: Oops! Tourist Flies To Sidney Instead Of Sydney

Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:56 pm

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