British banker left 8,500 miles from home after getting on wrong flight

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British banker left 8,500 miles from home after getting on wrong flight

British banker left 8,500 miles from home after getting on wrong flight

By Ofonime Essien

British banker

Samuel Janowsky boarded the wrong plane and ended up in Las Vegas, United States

A British banker trying to fly home to Essex says he boarded the wrong plane and ended up in Las Vegas – despite airport staff checking his boarding pass three times.

Samuel Janowsky was booked on to a Eurowings flight to Stansted after meetings in Cologne but had a shock when he realised his plane was headed for Las Vegas.

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The 29-year-old was asleep on the jet before he woke up to discover from the in-flight tracker that his plane had passed the UK, The Times reported.

When he asked a fellow passenger where the plane was going, he was stunned to find out it was heading to the US – 8,500 miles from home.

He flew back to Cologne but said he had been banned by Eurowings so had to travel to Stuttgart for a flight home.

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“How could I have boarded the aircraft without a valid boarding pass for that flight? Staff checked my boarding pass three times.

“The whole experience not only cost me time but also I am €878.66 out of pocket for the food, hotel and flight home,” he told the Times.

A spokesman for Eurowings said: “The passenger had passed through passenger control and the identification documents had been properly checked by the federal police. Due to an error by a service provider’s employee, the passenger managed to board the long-haul flight. According to authorities and Eurowings, at no time was there any safety risk.”

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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