Booking Your Own Travel? Make Sure You Go To The Right Sydney


If you are like me, you buy many things online. And occasionally you make an error, wrong size, wrong color, maybe standard delivery when you needed things in a hurry. Well, do not feel bad, read this tale of the young man who ended up on the wrong continent when purchasing his tickets online. Airbus

A 21-year-old German tourist who wanted to visit his girlfriend in the Australian metropolis Sydney landed 13,000 kilometers (8,077 miles) away near Sidney, Montana, after mistyping his destination on a flight booking Web site.
Dressed for the Australian summer in T-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany on Saturday for a four-week holiday.
Instead of arriving “down under”, Gutt found himself on a different continent and bound for the chilly state of Montana.
“I did wonder but I didn’t want to say anything,” Gutt told the Bild newspaper. “I thought to myself, you can fly to Australia via the United States.”
Gutt’s airline ticket routed him via the U.S. city of Portland, Oregon, to Billings, Montana. Only as he was about to board a commuter flight to Sidney — an oil town of about 5,000 people — did he realize his mistake.
The hapless tourist, who had only a thin jacket to keep out the winter cold, spent three days in Billings airport before he was able to buy a new ticket to Australia with 600 euros in cash that his parents and friends sent over from Germany. via

Posted December 31, 2006 by
Bizarre, Fun | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “Booking Your Own Travel? Make Sure You Go To The Right Sydney”

    1. Sleuth on December 31st, 2006 2:09 pm

      LOL – current temperatures:
      Sydney, Australia 73 F
      Sydney, MT 20 F

      Gotta run….need to check my flight tickets….

    2. jhawks on January 2nd, 2007 10:42 pm

      If I worked for the airline I would give the guy a ticket to Sydney, Australia and chalk that mistake up as HILARIOUS! You’ve got to love this guy, don’t you?

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