A man is suing British Airways after he landed in Grenada instead of Granada. Edward Gamson wanted to go to Granada, the city in Spain but wound up in Grenada, the Caribbean island.
Man sues British Airways after landing in Grenada instead of Granada
Grenada, the Carribbean island
A British Airways flight takes off
This May 29, 2013 photo shows roses in the garden of a mosque in the Albaicin neighborhood in Granada, in Andalusia, Spain, framing the Alhambra, the city's medieval Islamic palace complex. Andalusia offers a fusion of Christian and Islamic cultures, found in architectural masterpieces and in everyday life. (AP Photo/Giovanna DellâOrto)
This May 28, 2013 photo taken in Granada in Andalusia, Spain, shows a bird resting inside Palacios Nazaries, the centerpiece of the cityâs Alhambra medieval Islamic complex, lushly decorated with carvings. Andalusia offers a fusion of Christian and Islamic cultures, found in architectural masterpieces and in everyday life. (AP Photo/Giovanna DellâOrto)
Lead researcher Juan Castilla shows some of the writing carved on the walls of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, on Friday, April 3, 2009. Spanish researchers unveiled the first fruit of a gargantuan project to translate and catalogue every last carving from the 14th-century Moorish citadel Alhambra, an estimated 10,000 words, and render a seemingly impenetrable slice of medieval history readily accessible, all with the click of a mouse, revealing individual words, poems and verses from the Quran, "It is hard to believe that this had never been done before," lead researcher Juan Castilla told the AP Friday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
San Cristobal or China Beach on the tropical coast of Granada, Spain
A scenic view of the Alhambra Palace at dusk in Granada, Spain
Carvings in the Alhambra Palace
Patio de la Acequia in the Generalife in Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Partal as part of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
The Court of Myrtles in the Alhambra Palace
The Courtyard of the Myrtles patio in the Alhambra Palace
The Fountain of Lions in the Alhambra Palace
Tourists on a tower-top terrace in the Alcazaba, the fortress section of the Alhambra palace-fortress complex in Granada, Spain, overlooking the Albaicin (Albayzin) former Muslim quarter.
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Gamson didn't realize he was heading 4,000 miles in the wrong direction until he looked at the in-flight map on the plane. Needless to say, the American dentist, who says he hadn't had a vacation in two years, was not happy. Especially since he was very clear with the booking agent that he wanted to go to Spain, going as far as providing airport codes.
Initially, British Airways was very apologetic and promised to get him and his partner to Spain right away. But three days later, they still hadn't made it and the airline allegedly refused to refund their first class tickets. Now Gamson is suing for $34,000, the estimated cost of his pre-booked hotels, trains, and other tours.
This is what happens when "I say Grenada, you say Granada."