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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:16 pm

Wow. Surprise!!!

Typo takes tourist 13,000 km out

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- 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.

"I didn't notice the mistake as my son is usually good with computers," his mother, Sabine, told Reuters.
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:22 pm

HA! That's great... He'll be telling that story for the rest of his life.

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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:27 pm

Haha, nice story. :-b ;-D
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Postby CheeseBeger » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:54 pm

Definatly one to tell the grandkids. I bet his face turned pretty red as he walked towards the plane.
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:55 pm

That must've been wild.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:18 pm

Wow. I wonder if his girlfriend has dumped him for not showing up in Australia.
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Postby Madison » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:28 pm

I needed a good laugh. :-b
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:49 pm

This reminds me of the time i was supposed to go to church but forgot how to spell church and ended up at the bar
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:36 pm

Sucks for him. :-b
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:41 am

wow thats pretty crazy...3 days in the airport musta sucked big time.
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