When Edward Gamson and his partner boarded a plane at London's Gatwick Airport, the couple expected to arrive two hours later in Moorish-influenced Granada, Spain. But mid-flight, they realized they were actually bound for Grenada, the Caribbean island... and that it would take them nine more hours to get there.
Gamson planned the Granada visit as a side trip to see Islamic art after booking a conference in Lisbon, Portugal. But one small letter made a 4,000mi detour.
“I made it absolutely clear to the booking agent I wanted to go to Granada in Spain", Gamson told The Independent. "Why on earth would I want to go to Grenada in the Caribbean if I was flying back to America from Lisbon"?
While there's no clear answer to that question, cabin crew on the flight assured the couple of their return to London, and then on to Granada, but they never reached the Spanish city. And the airline reportedly denied Gamson a refund of the $4,496 (£2650) spent on first-class tickets.