AIRLINE secrets exposed online reveal there is a chance of you getting on the wrong plane to fly to your holiday destination. Can you guess how it happens?
There’s one thing many travellers wonder about: is it possible to get on the wrong plane?
Yes, it is, revealed a flight attendant on knowledge sharing platform Quora – and she said there’s a particular situation which makes it more likely.
You could you get on the wrong plane to a destination you never intended to go to, if it shares a name with somewhere else.
The flight attendant on Quora explained a bit more about how this happens.
“While doing the service on a flight from JFK New York to Portland, Oregon a customer asked me ‘We’re almost there, right?’”.
“I told her that we had about three and a half more hours to go. She responded: “But it never takes more than an hour.’”
Airline secrets exposed: A simple mistake could put you on a plane to somewhere unexpected
She told me that when the gate agent scanned her ticket, it didn’t beep, and the agent told her to board anyway
She told me that when the gate agent scanned her ticket, it didn’t beep, and the agent told her to board anyway.”
It is also possible for the passenger themselves to get confused between their destination and another place with the same name.
“Another time during a flight from New York to San Jose, California, a man came to the galley and asked me if the flight was going to California.”
Plane secrets exposed: Make sure your destination doesn’t share a name with somewhere else
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