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Maryland Man Books Flight to Granada, Ends up in Grenada

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When a North Bethesda, Maryland, dentist planned a trip to Portugal for a conference last September, he decided he'd quickly swing by Granada, Spain, to see the famed Alhambra palace and other historical sites. But carrier British Airways had other ideas, and instead sent Edward Gamson and his partner to Grenada - with an E - in the Caribbean, by way of London no less. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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cm5299
Chuck Me 14
Mental note. Don't see this guy for dental services.
ttyymmnn
Tim Shaffer 7
Grenada, Granada, Potato, Potahto, Let's call the whole thing off.
lagden
lagden 4
He should have checked his ticket and boarding pass before departure.
n7224e
BC Hadley 1
He should have checked the route on FlightAware.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I doubt that he was that intelligent.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, He said his E tickets didn't have the Airport Code nor trip duration on them and that may be so, but his boarding pass certainly would.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
It should have had the spelling of the city he was flying too... I have seen people make this mistake before... With USAir one lady booked a ticket to Salisbury, NC (they don't fly there) and she landed in Salisbury, MD... Things happen and it is not always the airlines fault.
acmi
acmi 3
dont have him pull your wisdom tooth, you'll probably end up without your nose
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
Grenada is commonly pronounced wrong. Correct = Grenayda, incorrect = Grenahda. Hence possible mixups...
preacher1
preacher1 1
He still should have looked at his boarding pass and there was bound to have been something funky in his ticket price.
tyketto
Brad Littlejohn 1
It was electronic. there was no mention of the IATA code for the destination. Says as much in the article.
preacher1
preacher1 1
It says his tickets were, not his boarding pass
tombdavidaprt
Sean Burnette 1
Are they not pronounced differently?
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
See comment below...
CaseyGa1991
Casey Strickland 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Man Sues Airline for Sending Him to Grenada Instead of Granada

Edward Gamson, a dentist from Bethesda, Maryland, thought he had booked a first-class ticket to Granada, Spain, on British Airways. But when Gamson asked a crew member why the plane was heading west from a short layover in London — when Spain was to the south — he got a surprise.

http://mashable.com/2014/06/23/grenada-not-granada/
smkelly
Sean Kelly 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Man sues BA for taking him to Grenada

An American is suing British Airways after the carrier sent him and his partner to the Caribbean island of Grenada, instead of the Spanish city of Granada.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/24/british-airways-sent-granada-bound-man-grenada-law/

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