There’s something about flying that always makes me think of the worst possible scenario. Slight bit of turbulence? We’re all going to die a terrifying death. The captain makes an announcement? We’ve been delayed and won’t leave the tarmac for another 7 hours.
I’m not sure what it is, but flying through the sky in a metal tube just seems to put me on edge.
It’s fair to say no number of minature spirits would quell my rage if we ended up somewhere other than the destination, which is exactly what happened to a British Airways flight that ended up in Scotland after originally being destined for Germany.
I mean, you’d probably struggle to understand their English in either place, but still, you’d be bloody fuming.
To make matters worse, passengers had no idea they were in Scotland until the pilot announced it, much to their dismay and confusion.
“The pilot said he had no idea how it had happened. He said it had never happened before and that the crew was trying to work out what we could do,” said passenger Sophie Cooke.
The airline said they were working with the relevant authorities to find out what happened, but it appears there was a mix up in paper work.
“We are working with WDL Aviation, who operated this flight on behalf of British Airways, to establish why the incorrect flight plan was filed,” the statement read. “We have apologized to customers for this interruption to their journey and will deal with them all individually.”
So basically, whoever filed the flight plan should probably look for a new job in the morning.
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