A Letter Goes a Long Way of the Day: Man Sues Airline for Sending Him to Grenada Instead of Granada

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A Letter Goes a Long Way of the Day: Man Sues Airline for Sending Him to Grenada Instead of Granada
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According to a legal complaint filed by Edward Gamson, an American dentist, he and his partner booked a trip to the Spanish city of Granada through British Airways. They were flying out of London, which is a two-hour journey from Granada. Unfortunately, that two-hour flight was actually a nine-hour flight to the Caribbean, because that plane was going to Grenada, 4,000 miles away from their original destination. One letter makes a big difference.

It's a mistake unlikely to happen on any online-booking service, but Gamson had called to make the reservation. "Grenada" and "Granada" is easy to mix up, although he claimed to have told the British Airways booking agent he was going to Spain.

British Airways initially offered him and his travel companion $376 each, plus 50,000 miles, but Gamson told NBC News that the cost of the missed trip, including hotels, trains and tours, cost more than $34,000.

Gamson is now suing the airline. A spokesperson for British Airways said the airline was unable to comment on active litigation.

Somebody at US Airways Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

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Somebody at US Airways Has a Lot of Explaining to Do
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We're not going to link you to the photo in question (there's some sort of Google device that can do that for you), but we will say this: There was a very special light-load single-engine plane that made a landing in difficult terrain, and there's pictures US Airways tweet to prove it.

A 16-Year-Old Brit Tried to Rescue Her Phone From a Drain. This is How it Went.

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A 16-Year-Old Brit Tried to Rescue Her Phone From a Drain. This is How it Went.
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Ella Birchenough dropped her Blackberry into a storm drain after fumbling to get it into her pocket (don't laugh, we've all been there). Not content with losing it forever, she attempted to excavate the phone herself. Then, in a scene straight out of Every Cartoon Ever, her legs were left dangling while her upper torso was stuck in the drain. Birchenough insisted that she didn't need assistance, but her panicked mother called the local fire department to help get her out safely.

The phone, however, now belongs to the rats and sewer mutants.