Last month, United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell, and the airline once more finds itself under fire, this time for sending a Paris bound passenger to San Francisco instead. The incident occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this week.
The flight attendant even realized she was in the wrong seat, so instead of investigating, just gave her another seat. This all started though after United swapped gates and made no announcements in French. However, I’d imagine that the gate reader should of identified this was the incorrect flight, though somehow the passenger was boarded anyways.
Per the SF Gate,
A United Airlines passenger boarded a plane in Newark believing that she was headed to Paris. Hours later, the plane touched down at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Lucie Bahetoukilae, a French woman who does not speak English, carried a boarding pass that read, “Newark to Charles de Gaulle,” reports ABC 7. She approached the gate listed on the pass, where a flight attendant scanned her ticket before she boarded the plane.
Three thousand miles later, Bahetoukilae disembarked at SFO, where she reportedly waited an additional 11 hours before boarding a flight back to Paris. In total, she claims to have been traveling for 28 hours.
Have you ever boarded an incorrect plane before? Were you denied boarding or did you realize it once on the flight? Feel free to share your stories below.