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Heh. Maybe I'm mean to laugh but that cracked me up. [Dec. 29th, 2006|01:05 pm]
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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.


Heh. I wonder if I can find this on Limewire? You Are A Pirate Lazytown song in French! Yay. French pirates. ;)

I think the girl doing Stephanie's voice is at least 30, though. Strange.

[User Picture]From: chillygator
2006-12-29 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that story makes me sickish inside. What long, long flights he got to look forward to.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-29 07:11 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I just don't understand how you can mix the two up though and think that all of the layovers in the US are normal. Oy! *shakes head*
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2006-12-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
good at computers does not mean good at geography...that boy needs to play Risk more.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
lol, true. ;)
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[User Picture]From: cricketcat7
2006-12-29 07:53 pm (UTC)
No, I snickered too.

Or maybe we're both mean.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-29 07:54 pm (UTC)
LOL. Mean or not, it's freaking funny.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-29 11:43 pm (UTC)
It's a lot of flying!
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