But he didn’t want to say anything.

From Courtney:

Typo takes tourist 13,000 km out

POSTED: 9:27 a.m. EST, December 29, 2006

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 rest of the CNN article is HERE. (There’s not much more to it, though.)


4 responses

  1. sl

    I have always been afraid I would do this…lol

    December 31, 2006 at 5:35 pm

  2. YoBimbo

    Yes, but the question is… would you SAY something before you ended up in Montana?

    January 1, 2007 at 5:56 pm

  3. sl

    If it was Montana vs. Austrailia, most definitely. If it was Monterrey MX instead of Monterey CA, that’s tougher. :)

    January 1, 2007 at 11:41 pm

  4. Anonymous

    Then there’s Cairo, Egypt and Cairo, IL. Can you imagine?

    January 3, 2007 at 2:51 am

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