Holiday Disaster: Couple pick the “wrong” Birmingham Airport
It’s one of the biggest holiday nightmares you could imagine but, for one couple, it became a reality when on arriving at Birmingham Airport ready to embark on their dream holiday to Las Vegas, Richella Heekin and Ben Marlow discovered that they had mistakenly booked to fly from Birmingham Alabama instead!
Richella had saved for two years to surprise her boyfriend Ben with a £1,200 trip to Las Vegas for his 30th birthday last month. However, when the excited couple arrived at the airport, they realised that the airline’s service desk was closed and staff confirmed that the code on their tickets, “BHM”, was the code for Birmingham Alabama rather than “BHX”, the code for Birmingham International Airport.
The couple’s plan was to fly from Birmingham to Dallas and then on to Las Vegas. Ms Heekin was in tears as she noticed that the departure board showed no flights to Dallas and there was nothing that could be done to help the couple fly onwards to Vegas. Despite their holiday nightmare, the pair managed to book late flights to Amsterdam instead and were left only dreaming of a holiday to Vegas!
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