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Two More Idiots Mistakenly Go to Sydney, Nova Scotia, not Sydney, Australia

For the 4th time that I’m aware of , two idiots thought they had booked a trip to Sydney, Australia but ended up in Sydney, Nova Scotia.  A Dutch man and his grandson booked what they thought were tickets Down Under, but it wasn’t until they departed from Halifax in a tiny plane did it occur to them that this very small aircraft would not be able to make a 9,000 mile nonstop journey.  Air Canada, for their part, got them a free room at a hotel in Sydney, NS, and sent them back to Amsterdam to figure out what the hell went wrong.

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  1. The word “idiot” was a legal term for “a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.” These legal terms were very offensive and the words are still “not nice.” A potz, schmuck, asshole, stupid, (See Obama) or silly fu*k might be more appropriate. Or even “geographically challenged” might work here.

  2. I wouldn’t call them idiots…

    The linked article says they booked the tickets through a travel agency — one would reasonably expect the travel agent to book the right one (or at least to ask before assuming their clients wanted to go to Canada instead of the *ahem* better known Australian city).

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