Flight Booking Typo Takes Tourist 8,000 Miles Off Course

from the accidentally-in-Montana dept

Technology can certainly make planning air travel (slightly) easier, but not when you check your common sense and organic brain power at the gate. A twenty-one year old German tourist planned to take a trip to Sydney, Australia, but wound up 8,077 miles off-course -- headed instead for the small oil town of Sidney, Montana, after mistyping his destination into a flight booking Web site. The man didn't notice anything was wrong until he was about to board a flight from Portland to chilly Montana, dressed in summer vacation clothes. Not only did the man trust the website a little too completely, his mother didn't notice the mistake because she trusted her son's techno savvy, saying he was "usually good with computers." Good with computers perhaps -- but apparently not so good at the simple task of actually reading his itinerary.

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    Jackson, 31 Dec 2006 @ 10:42am

    Can't even find Microsoft...

    Microsoft is located in Redmond, WA but you have to fly into Seattle to get there. Of course, there's an airport in Redmond, Oregon where many people get off the plane looking for Microsoft's headquarters...

    At least they end-up getting off somewhere that is in the general geographic location as opposed to some of these other bird brains...

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