Airline Mishap Lands Kids in Wrong Cities

Delta switched their paperwork somehow
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 10, 2010 4:11 AM CDT
A Delta Airlines Inc. plane sits on the tarmac in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Next time you lose your luggage, remember it could be worse. You could, for example, be one of the two kids Delta sent to the wrong cities on Tuesday. A boy and a girl were each flying separately under the airline’s unaccompanied minors program, he to Boston, she to Cleveland, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both were routed through St. Paul, where their paperwork was switched, and they wound up at each others’ destinations.

“It was just weird,” said the boy, 9-year-old Kiernan Krenshaw. “I was like, I’m supposed to be at Boston, not Cleveland.” Delta calls the incident a “unique situation,” and says it quickly flew the kids to the right cities when it figured things out. It also refunded the flights. But Krenshaw’s grandfather was not appeased. “We’re paying them to check on him and be with him,” he said. “They just threw him in the plane like anyone else, didn’t even ask his name.”

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