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Teen, 16, Boards Fallacious Flight, Lands in Puerto Rico Not Ohio

Two totally different airways had huge inside errors over the vacations, which led to 2 unaccompanied minors boarding and flying on incorrect flights.

Logan Lose, 16, was set to depart from Tampa Worldwide Airport on a Frontier Airways flight on December 22 to go to Cleveland, Ohio, to go to his mom—however as an alternative ended up in Puerto Rico.

The gate agent reportedly checked Lose’s cross however did not scan it earlier than he boarded the flight. The flight that he was purported to be on was leaving from the identical gate however boarding after the flight to Puerto Rico took off.

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“I may really feel the concern within the textual content messages. I may really feel how scared he was,” the teenager’s father, Ryan Lose, informed NBC Information about his son’s frantic realization that he had landed within the improper vacation spot. “My coronary heart just about sank at that time as a result of there was nothing I may do.”

Lose mentioned that the household known as the airline after the flight had taken off to allow them to know what was occurring and the pilot was knowledgeable in order that he may discover Logan when the airplane landed.

Logan was flown again to Tampa instantly, at 3:30 a.m., on December 23 and was on a 7:45 a.m. flight to Cleveland later that morning.

“This entire ordeal has been demanding for everybody,” Lose informed CNN.

Paradoxically, Lose’s incident was not the first-of-its-kind this vacation season.

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On December 21, a 6-year-old flying Spirit Airways from Philadelphia was by accident placed on a flight to Orlando, Florida, when he was meant to fly to Fort Myers (which is a number of hours away) to go to his grandmother for the vacations.

“The kid was all the time underneath the care and supervision of a Spirit Crew Member, and as quickly as we found the error, we took instant steps to speak with the household and reconnect them,” Spirit mentioned in an announcement to CNN.

The kid’s grandmother, Maria Ramos, informed native outlet WINK-TV that it was not made clear how her grandson was incorrectly boarded onto the improper airplane and defined that she needed to drive 160 miles to go decide him up from the airport, which Spirit supplied to reimburse.

“We apologize to the household for this expertise,” the airline mentioned.

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