Travel representative sends World Cup-bound integrate to wrong city– 4000 miles from Brazil


The integrate missed a soccer compare between Spain and a Netherlands during a Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Jun 13.AP

An Australian integrate who had been saving adult for a year to attend a World Cup got a startle of a lifetime when they detected that a transport representative requisitioned them on a moody to El Salvador instead of Salvador, Brazil –almost 4,000 miles away.

Newlyweds Orin and Melissa outpost Lingen suspicion they were on their approach to Brazil to watch Spain and Holland play during a Arena Fonte Nova track final Friday Jun 13, according to a Daily Mail.

But Escape Travel, a auxiliary of Australia’s biggest transport group Flight Centre, incorrectly sent a integrate to San Salvador– roughly 4,000 miles from Salvador in Brazil. San Salvador, a collateral city of El Salvador, is famous for a high crime, squad associated assault and murder rates.

“We insincere there contingency be joining flights though it was not until we got into a airfield and there were no other flights,” Melissa outpost Lingen told a Sunday Terrotorian. “We were totally ravaged though carefree we can leave here to get on another flight.”

Seeing a World Cup diversion had been a dream Orin outpost Lingen’s given 2008 and a transport representative fumble caused a integrate to skip Spain contra Holland. 

Instead, they watched a compare on TV.

“This was a disagreement on Escape Travel’s partial and a people are operative with a business to solve a issue, to safeguard they are as happy as probable and to safeguard they can suffer a rest of their holiday,” Haydn Long, a spokeman for Flight Centre Travel Group told a Daily Mail. The group pronounced that it is operative to redress a conditions by engagement new arrangements to Brazil.

The integrate had also requisitioned a hotel in Brazil and were told by Escape Travel that they will be reimbursed for any losses incurred.

On Monday, a integrate began a 15-hour tour to finally get them to Brazil. The transport group settled that nonetheless they did not book a World Cup tickets, they were operative to redress a situation.

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