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Postby dream_017 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:58 am

Yahoo.com wrote:German traveller mistakes Sidney, US for Australian city
BERLIN (AFP) - A German apprentice insurance salesman who wanted to visit his girlfriend in Australia ended up in smalltown America after buying a ticket on the Internet for Sidney in the US state of Montana.

Bild newspaper said 21-year-old Tobias Gutt's detour was the result of a spelling mistake as he had failed to notice that the Australian harbour city is in fact called Sydney.

The mixup with 'y' and 'i' meant a difference of two continents, 13,000 kilometres (8,000 miles) and around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in temperature between his intended destination and where he actually touched down.

His booking confirmation indicated his destination as "Sidney, US" but even this did not deter Gutt.

"I thought you could fly to Australia via America," he told Bild Friday.

Gutt finally realised that something was wrong after flying over the snowcapped mountains of Montana and being told to change to a small aircraft in Billings to fly on to Sidney, a town with a population of some 4,800.

His friends and family back home in Treuenbrietzen in the east German state of Brandenburg raised 600 euros (790 dollars) for a new ticket which took him through Denver to Los Angeles and on to Sydney at last, five days later than planned.

Gutt is staying with his girlfriend Laura until mid-January before tackling a return flight.

"I will be booking on the Internet again, but I have not worked out the route yet," he said.


Those wacky Germans :-b
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Postby knapplc » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:01 am

Seriously, how dumb can you be? You buy a ticket, you have to double-check everything ahead of time. And to get that far and not say anything - well, I have no sympathy for the guy. That's just dumb. :-/
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Postby Karoz » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:25 am

I can hardly wait for the follow-up to this story.

"BERLIN (AFP) - A newlywed German man who wanted to travel to Athens, Greece for his honeymoon, ended up in a small American town after buying a ticket on the Internet for Athens in the US state of Georgia."
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Postby josebach » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:27 am

Expensive mistake.
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Postby Guru13 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:31 am

holy crap, do a little research...i mean just a little itty bit of research and get your spelling right!
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:33 pm

This story was posted on the DarkSide as well and in that article I got a kick out of the mother's response:

"I didn't notice the mistake as my son is usually good with computers," his mother, Sabine, told Reuters.


Hilarious. :-b !+)
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Postby Redskins Win » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:54 pm

Karoz wrote:I can hardly wait for the follow-up to this story.

"BERLIN (AFP) - A newlywed German man who wanted to travel to Athens, Greece for his honeymoon, ended up in a small American town after buying a ticket on the Internet for Athens in the US state of Georgia."


good one ;-D

I'm not sure how much more it is to fly to sidney montana than to austrailia but it's got to be enough to make you go whoa my ticket is how much.
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Postby mrblitz » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:50 pm

I heard about this a couple days ago. What a bigtime mistake. I would have stayed in the first Sidney. Australlia has frogs that can kill you.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:07 pm

lol real smart...
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Postby NittanyLions » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:45 pm

:-b I could just imagine the words coming out of that guy when he realized it
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