Samantha Lazzaris, a British holidaymaker who planned to visit San Jose in Costa Rica but was mistakenly sent by her travel agent to San Juan in Puerto Rico, is certainly not the first person to board the wrong flight or end up hundreds of miles from their intended destination.
Last year, the teenage daughter of Earl Spencer booked a taxi to whisk her from her family's Northamptonshire home to Stamford Bridge to watch Arsenal take on Chelsea. The driver entered 'Stamford Bridge' in to his trusty sat-nav, and ended up in the rural Yorkshire village of Stamford Bridge.
In 2002, Emma Nunn and her boyfriend Raoul Sebastian thought they were on their way to a three-week holiday in Australia when they landed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and were transferred to a 25-seat propeller plane. Unpeturbed, they boarded, only to find themselves in Sydney, Canada, a small town on Cape Breton Island described by one local resident as "probably one of the last places in Canada that you would go to for any reason whatsoever".
One resident from the town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, claims that visitors would arrive, only to discover that their luggage had been sent to Beirut.
While rumour has it that travellers headed to Oakland in California have arrived in Auckland, New Zealand.
Travel company Journey Latin America says that passengers regularly confuse high altitude La Paz, the Bolivian capital, with the Mexican seaside town of the same name.
While passengers and cargo bound for the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka have found their way to the Senegalese city of Dakar.
Travellers hoping to visit the beautiful mountain town of Antigua, Guatemala, say their travel agent has tried to send them to the Caribbean.
Visitors to Lisburn, Northern Ireland's third largest city, are said to have ended up in the Portugese capital of Lisbon.
Santiago, the Chilean capital, has supposedly been confused with the Californian port of San Diego
Theatre lovers bound for Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon are said to have ended up in the rather less elegant surrounding of Stratford, east London.
While a Japanese tourist at Paddington Station, headed for Heathrow, is alleged to have told staff that she was going to visit Turkey, upon which they promptly put her on a train to Torquay.
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