Grenada, Granada, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off 

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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):

A Reasonable Route
London to Granada to Lisbon to New York

Unfortunately, this is the route that the British Airways booking agent sent him on:

An Unreasonable Route
London to Grenada to Lisbon to New York

As the article notes, one little letter led to quite the cock-up.


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