The man looked out the plane window and saw majestic snow-capped mountains. Something was wrong. There must be no mountains there, he thought. And it didn’t take him long to realize that his journey was doomed to fail.
It was her most dreamed trip, which included a flight to sydneyto Australia, and from there a cruise to visit several paradise islands in the Pacific Ocean, I have been saving money for many years. to pay for everything
“I saw the top of the mountain covered with white snow. At the moment I knew I was in trouble”, told the protagonist of this unusual story, Kingsley Burnett KTVQ.
It’s that Burnett, who is 62 and is from New York, had flown to Sydney. But not in the Sydney of his idyllic Australia, but in the state of Montana, in the United States. An error of almost 14 thousand kilometers.
He confirmed his fear when the plane landed in the city of Billings and saw snow and a small Cape Air Jet waiting to take him to his destination: Sidney, Montana.
Confusing acronyms and an incredible offer
The mistake that led man to fly to a city with just over 6,000 inhabitants instead of one with more than 5 million was that mixed up the codes from the city when booking the flight.
“It’s a question of acronyms. The SYD against the SDY. Someone has to fix it,” Burnett said, referring to their respective abbreviations of Sydney and Sydney.
However, another big doubt remains as a revelation. Why didn’t you notice the huge price difference. While tickets from New York to Australia’s Sydney cost around $1,500, those from Montana Sydney cost around $300.
Still, Burnett, who was trying to be hands-on with her vacation planning, said so was happy to find a deal Then for a transoceanic flight.
What is there to do in Montana
Burnett I had no intention of finding out what Montana has to offerSo when he landed, he went straight to the American Air counter and exposed his bizarre mistake.
“Kingsley came in and said, ‘I have a problem,'” said agent Carol Castellano, who, upon learning of her situation, realized The New Yorker he would not have had time to make his cruise to Australia.
So she booked him a flight back to New York, plus a room at the Boothill Inn where he could spend the night.
Curiously, it is not the first time that the manager of the inn where the man stayed overnight, Shelli Mann, I have seen such a mess.
“AND it’s the second time that we have a guest who was trying to get to Sydney, Australia,” he said.
Despite accidentally flying to the wrong hemisphere, Burnett says he’s grateful that Castellano was able to help him.
“Montana had no kangaroos. I had Carol. And that was enough for me,” she added, noting that she has already rescheduled her trip to Australia for June.
Source: New York Post
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