Every now and then you hear the story of the traveller who mistakenly booked themselves on a flight to Sydney, Nova Scotia instead of Sydney, Australia or to Grenada in the Caribbean instead of the Spanish Granada. Well, it’s happened again.
An American traveller is suing British Airways after he and his wife were flown more than 6,000 km away from their intended destination of Granada, Spain to the island of Grenada, reports the U.K.’s Independent.
Edward Gamson and his wife were travelling Europe when they boarded a London flight to what they thought was Spain’s Granada, but instead ended up being Grenada. Gamson says the mistake was made by British Airways’ Florida booking agent and that his tickets didn’t have airport codes or destination country information printed on them, only “Grenada.”
British Airways has reportedly refused to reimburse Gamson $4,500 for the first-class tickets.
“I made it absolutely clear to the booking agent I wanted to go to Granada in Spain,” he told The Independent. “Why on earth would I want to go to Grenada in the Caribbean if I was flying back to America from Lisbon? It’s just so sad. A trip we had been really looking forward to was ruined and … BA won’t do the decent thing.”
The dentist is now suing for $34,000 in damages.