the buffalo one has to be made up. it just has to!
Those travel agents are probably American too...
Why Americans Should Never Be Allowed To Travel
The following are actual stories provided by travel agents:
I had someone ask for an aisle seats so that his or her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.
A client called in inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii?"
I got a call from a woman who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information when she interrupted me with "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts. "Without trying to make her look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, "Capecod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa." Her response ... click.
A man called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state."
I got a call from a man who asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." He said "But they look so close on the map."
Another man called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had a 1-hour lay over in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and I need a car to drive between the gates to save time."
A nice lady just called. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and got into Chicago at 8:33am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of llinois, but she could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally I told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!
A woman called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know who's luggage belongs to who?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said FAT, and I'm overweight, is there any connection?" After putting her on hold for a minute while I "looked into it" (I was actually laughing) I came back and explained the city code for Fresno is FAT, and that the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
I just got off the phone with a man who asked, "How do I know which plane to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, which he replied, "I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these darn planes have numbers on them."
A woman called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-cola on one of those computer planes." I asked if she meant to fly to Pensacola on a commuter plane. She said, "Yeah, whatever."
A businessman called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him he needed a visa. "Oh no I don't, I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express."
A woman called to make reservations, "I want to go from Chicago to Hippopotamus, New York" The agent was at a loss for words. Finally, the agent: "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the customer. After some searching, the agent came back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a Hippopotamus anywhere." The customer retorted, "Oh don't be silly. Everyone knows where it is...
...and then they all joined the Tea-Party.
serious thumbs up
It doesnt matter where you work. youll always come across idiots. i could write a whole page about encounters like that and i work at a totally different place then a travel agency.
Pretty entertaining, but I have a hard time believing that those stories are 100% true. Also, I'm sure Americans aren't the only group of people in the world who make silly or ignorant comments.
this should be called 'why americans should be forced to travel!'
You can laugh as much as you want but Americans honestly do not have the opportunity to travel as much as Europeans do. They don't get 6 weeks off of work or any of those luxuries that Europeans take for granted. Most Americans never get to fly or leave the country because it is too expensive or they can't take that much time off of work...So have some compassion, guys. It's probably pretty new to them.
People believing that these stories are real is significantly more funny than the stories themselves.
These made me laugh each time I read a new one! Keep making these!
I laughed at all of them.
To think these people have employment that they can afford to fly. Let's just hope it isn't a position of power, that will affect anything.
Haha, Americans are so dumb. I bet they even thought any of these were real.
LMAO!!! XD This is hilarious!
I cannot believe their are stereotypes for an entire country with such a diversity of people.
I'm an American.
It probably doesn't help considering Jersey Shore is one of our most popular T.V. shows. Sad......
lets lump all Americans in with the few idiots.
Funny stories about American's traveling.
Could not stop laughing!!! once met an american in a hostel who thought LA was the state and capital was California