Kitty Lindsay
Updated Apr 01, 2017 @ 12:13 pm
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These days, it seems like you can’t even browse flights online without getting ripped off by commercial airlines. That’s why in March, when Dutch teenager Milan Schipper spied a cheap flight from his native Amsterdam to Sydney, his dream destination down under, he jumped onboard right away. But Schipper ended up in a small Canadian town instead of Sydney, Australia. So what went wrong?

“Well, let’s book that one,” Schipper told the CBC he remembered thinking when came across the $300 continent-crossing round-trip ticket to what he believed was the Australian coastal city. “I thought I was going to Australia, but that turned out a little different.”

Indeed, Schipper’s trip veered off course when, stopped over in Toronto en route to his final destination, he noticed the size of the aircraft designated to ferry him across the Pacific. “The plane was really small and so I figured, would that make it to Australia?” he recalled.