A boy, aged six, was put on the wrong flight whilst travelling alone to see his grandmother in Florida, USA.
The child, named Casper, has been reported to have been “incorrectly boarded” on a Spirit Airlines plane, travelling to Fort Myers in Florida from Philadelphia, USA.
However, rather than arriving at his desired destination, he ended up in Orlando, around 160 miles, four hours away by car, from where his grandmother lives.
Spirit Airlines has since publicly apologised and offered to reimburse his grandmother for the petrol used during the drive she had to perform to pick her grandson up from Orlando.
When her grandson’s plane landed at the airport and realised he was not on it, she stated that “real panic set in.” Further adding, “I ran inside the plane to the flight attendant, and I asked her, ‘Where’s my grandson? He was handed over to you at Philadelphia?” she explained to a television station in Fort Myers. She said the flight attendant looked shocked and responded, “No, I had no kids with me.”
Thankfully, Casper, aged six, had his grandmother’s phone number and managed to phone her when he landed in Orlando. If not for him, he may not have been found for longer, as the airline had no idea where he was.
Spirit Airlines said: “We take the safety and responsibility of transporting all of our guests seriously and conduct an internal investigation. We apologise to the family for this experience.”