18 June 2024,   22:15
A six-year-old boy flew alone to the wrong US city after he was incorrectly boarded

A six-year-old boy flew alone to the wrong US city after he was “incorrectly boarded” on a Spirit Airlines plane, writes BBC. Casper was travelling from Philadelphia to meet his grandmother in Fort Myers, Florida. But he ended up in Orlando - a four-hour drive from Fort Myers - after he was mistakenly put on the wrong plane. Spirit Airlines has apologised and offered to reimburse his grandmother for the drive to pick Casper up.

Casper was meant to be travelling from Philadelphia International Airport to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers on Thursday, to meet his grandmother, Maria Ramos. But in a scene reminiscent of the film Home Alone 2, when Kevin gets on a wrong flight - leaving him stranded far away from his family at Christmas, Casper was put on a plane to Orlando, which is 160 miles (260km) from Fort Myers. After the plane he was supposed to be on landed and her grandson wasn"t on it, panic set in for Ms Ramos.

“I ran inside the plane to the flight attendant and I asked her, "Where"s my grandson? He was handed over to you at Philadelphia?”, - Ms Ramos told WINK-TV. She said the flight attendant told her: “No, I had no kids with me”.

Fortunately, Casper managed to phone his grandmother soon after he landed in Orlando. Ms Ramos then drove from Fort Myers to pick up her grandson.

“I want them to call me [and] let me know how my grandson ended up in Orlando. How did that happen? Did they get him off the plane? He jumped in the wrong plane by himself?”, - Ms Ramos said.