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August 3, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

When a snoozing passenger flying to Denmark on holiday awoke on landing and looked through the window, she was surprised to see lettering at Copenhagen airport was in Greek rather than in Danish. There was a good reason for that, and highly embarrassing for the airline.

The woman wasn’t in Copenhagen. She had landed in Athens, having boarded a flight to the Greek capital by mistake.

The airline at the centre of the embarrassing blunder is Air France. It is now investigating how the mistake happened.

According to a report carried by Gulf-based news site Emirates 24/7, Ana Maria Bitten court Marques, 45 and from Porto Alegre in Brazil, departed Paris Charles de Gaulle airport last week thinking she was on the way to Denmark. Instead, she found herself in Athens – after being given the wrong boarding pass.

The name on the pass was completely different: Marie-Christine Midavaine, a passenger flying to Greece.

Marques didn’t notice the wrong name. She says the Air France agent at the departure gate didn’t notice either, despite looking at her boarding pass and passport.

A shocked Air France later flew Marques to Copenhagen through a connecting flight in Luxembourg. A probe has begun.

Written by Peter Needham

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  1. Neil Crompton says:

    So much for airport security!!!

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