Kingsley Burnett thought he was going on a vacation to Sydney, Australia. However, the New York resident ended up in Montana after booking a flight to Sidney rather than Sydney after his trip to Australia was delayed around the end of January, according to FOX 5 NY.
It all started on January 26 when Burnett’s flight from New York landed in Billings, Montana. He told Storyful that he did not suspect a mix-up at first because the airport was a well-known transit point for travelers heading to Sidney, Montana. Burnett, who is from Jamaica, claims he later realized he had booked the wrong flight.
“I had to find out for myself that Billings, Montana, would only take me to Sidney, Montana, where there are no kangaroos waiting to welcome Mr Burnett,” he said.
Burnett also managed to determine the plane was not heading to Sydney after he noticed its size, per New York Post. “I saw the little plane with like nine passengers and wondered, ‘how is that going to get me to Australia?’” Burnett said.
The New Yorker stated that he intended to take a cruise from Sydney Harbor. However, due to his error, he was forced to postpone his vacation. “My story in a bottle ended with Carol Castellano at the American Airlines counter as she tried to send me to the correct place – unfortunately that turned out to be back to NYC after a night out in Billings. Carol, thank you,” Burnett said.
He will still be able to spend his vacation in Sydney, as he has rescheduled his flight for June 13.