Went to Arrecife… ended up in Bodrum

A family who were bound for a week’s holiday in Lanzarote are back home after a check-in desk mix-up meant they caught a flight to Turkey instead.

The Corays, from Llanishen, Cardiff, had booked an all-inclusive holiday with First Choice in a five-star hotel in the Canary Islands and were supposed to be flying into Arrecife, Lanzarote.

Charles and Tanya Coray
Last resort – the family are now booked on an alternative holiday

But instead they found themselves in Bodrum airport, Turkey where they then had to pay a £10 visa charge per person before boarding a plane back to Cardiff.

Mr Coray said they had not realised their mistake because their boarding pass stated only Bodrum airport and not that it was in Turkey.

No doubt he was one of those people who smugly said that Geography is a waste of time in school. “If I go anywhere the authorities look after me, so why bother learning?”


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