Edward Gamson attempted to visit Granada, in Spain. Instead, he found himself in Grenada, in the Caribbean. The fault appears to lie with British Airways, who booked a rather ridiculous route for Gamson. As he noted:
“I made it absolutely clear to the booking agent I wanted to go to Granada in Spain. Why on earth would I want to go to Grenada in the Caribbean if I was flying back to America from Lisbon?”
A map illustrates this point best. Here is the route Mr. Gamson hoped to take (the destination in America was not specified, so New York City was used):
London to Granada to Lisbon to New York
Unfortunately, this is the route that the British Airways booking agent sent him on:
London to Grenada to Lisbon to New York
As the article notes, one little letter led to quite the cock-up.