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Old 12-29-06, 04:21 PM   #1
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Oh Cr@p of the day!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe...eut/index.html

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.
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Old 12-29-06, 04:28 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-06, 04:29 PM   #3
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DOH! That is freaking hilarious.
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Old 12-29-06, 04:29 PM   #4
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Old 12-29-06, 04:44 PM   #6
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i had a moment like that before... but luckilly it only involved a 3 hour bus ride...
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Old 12-29-06, 04:54 PM   #7
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Hmm reminds of when we where going to South Padre and ended up in Nuevo Laredo some how... oh well can't be at the place you want to party, then party at the place you are.
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Ha! The knucklehead went through customs and didn't figure it out?
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Old 12-29-06, 05:16 PM   #9
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Actually, I've experienced similar, but different! I was flying home. I got to Lafayette, but my Luggage went to Lafayette, La!
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Actually, I've experienced similar, but different! I was flying home. I got to Lafayette, but my Luggage went to Lafayette, La!
what's the difference?
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Old 12-29-06, 05:25 PM   #11
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what's the difference?
Lafayette, INDIANA and Lafayette, Louisiana. Look by my avatar, it says I live in Indiana and I've talked enough about Lafayette here I figured most would know!
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Old 12-29-06, 05:40 PM   #12
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Some people are just slow on the uptake Tom

Short bus, ya know.)
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His train of thought was still boarding at the station
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Old 12-31-06, 11:27 AM   #14
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I once got off the freeway at Center Street of the wrong city instead of Center Street in my town. It seem like every city in Utah has a Center Street, Main Street and a State Street.
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Lafayette, INDIANA and Lafayette, Louisiana. Look by my avatar, it says I live in Indiana and I've talked enough about Lafayette here I figured most would know!
You coulda got a great steak in Lafayette, La. Tom. Your loss...unless your bags were nice enough to get a doggie bag.
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Old 12-31-06, 12:30 PM   #16
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You coulda got a great steak in Lafayette, La. Tom. Your loss...unless your bags were nice enough to get a doggie bag.
I know several places to get great steak in Lafayette, LA, as well as great Crayfish! Been there many times. I used to drive a truck!
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Ha! The knucklehead went through customs and didn't figure it out?

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