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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Costly Typo

I do come across occasions where people type Sidney Sheldon as Sydney Sheldon, but this one was even more amusing:

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.[Link]


  • seriyana supandi.

    By Blogger Deepa, at 1:03 AM  

  • Hee :) Hee :)

    What is with guy in germany visiting his GF in Aus?I know another such case. I cant help not mentioning the co-incidence. My co-passenger in the Lufthansa Flight from LA to Frankfurt was planning to visit his GF in Australia. This was 2 months back...This guy was an Aussie native and said Punter plays in his golf club...Nice chap...He, I and a bunch of others got to meet Chris O Donnell in the flight...

    By Blogger Anusha Parthasarathy, at 2:52 AM  

  • @Deepa,
    :-). If Salem (TN) had an airport, he would have landed in Salem (India) instead of Salem (in the US)

    Looks like it is fashionable to have gf's down under

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:06 PM  

  • happy new yr..kaps

    By Blogger Me, at 10:24 AM  

  • sutha common sense illadhavan. sure Sidney (US) and Sydney (Aus) would'nt have the same flights. its totally stupid he dint realize that in any of the stopovers on the way.

    happy new year kaps.

    By Blogger narayanan, at 12:47 PM  

  • read this: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-12-29T150336Z_01_L29815935_RTRUKOC_0_US-GERMANY-TOURIST.xml&src=rss

    gives a little more info

    By Blogger narayanan, at 5:49 PM  

  • See, all this shows that we need some kind of Universal Naming Scheme for all cities right? Just like nowadays people are identified by their Passport Numbers/PAN Card Nos, in future the city you live will be identified by some unique number (eventually we all will not have names, only some Alphanumeric String)... "Hi i am ABCJ3333 living in CCD30099".

    By Blogger ramki830, at 1:54 AM  

  • Height of ???!

    (Happy new year)

    By Blogger Boston Bala, at 12:23 AM  

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