62-year-old Lamenda Kingdom, from Plymouth, United Kingdom desperately wanted to visit the Spanish region of Granada following a cancer diagnosis. However a travel rewards company sent her to Grenada in the Caribbean.
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62-year-old Lamenda Kingdom, from Plymouth, United Kingdom desperately wanted to visit the Spanish region of Granada following a cancer diagnosis. She made the hope a reality and booked a flight to Granada which is spelled with the letter A.
However the travel company sent her to another Grenada, spelt with a letter E. That Grenada is not in Spain but instead it’s an island in the Caribbean. The two locations are both spelled and pronounced differently.
Kingdom chronicled how the mistake came to light, by detailing her conversation with another female plane passenger. Kingdom stated “She corrected my pronunciation of Granada, saying 'they call it Grenada'. I thought OK and gave it an inward shrug before continuing on about my bucket list and how much I was looking forward to seeing the Alhambra”.
The other woman realized something was wrong and alerted the stewardess. That’s when Kingdom checked her plane ticket and realized she wasn’t going where she wanted.
Thankfully the travel company reimbursed her previous travel points along with giving her additional reimbursement for the mishap. She did get to fly to her intended Granada and is already planning to use her newly acquired points on a trip to New Zealand.