POSTED: 7:45 a.m. EST, December 29, 2006
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.
Your son is a freaking mongoloid. You should do the world a favor and drowned him before he gets a chance to pass on his defective genes to the next generation. There's enough cases of terminal idiocy out there without this spooge sample adding to it.
What sort of moron could actually make a mistake like this and not realize it at some point before he got on the freaking plane? There are so many points at which even your average sloped forehead mouth breather would have realized their error and rectified it. Confirmation page, bording pass, flight display, sign at the gate, the fact that none of the flight attendents said "g'day" or tried to make an assinine Crocidile Dundee joke in flight, etc.
If his parents were smart, they would have left him in Montana. Of course, we all know the fruit dosen't fall far from the tree.