Ana Maria Bittencourt Marques was checking in at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, when somehow, she received the boarding pass for a Marie-Christine Midavaine, who was going to Athens, Greece.
According to the misdirected passenger, a gate agent did check her boarding pass and passport, "but they did not check to see if the name was different." Oblivious to the issue, Marques boarded the Athens-bound plane, took a snooze and only realized what happened after she saw the Greek alphabet inside Athens International Airport.
After getting ahold of herself, the Porto Alegre, Brazil, assistant was later flown to Copenhagen through a connecting flight in Luxembourg by Air France, reported Channel News Asia.
"After arriving in Athens, the passenger was redirected to Copenhagen," the company announced.
The airline also went on to assure vacationers that safety was never compromised at any time during the incident. An investigation into the matter has been launched.
This isn’t the first time such a mix-up has occurred. Back in May, United Airlines sent a French woman to San Francisco, even though her boarding pass clearly indicated she was going to Paris.
Since it seems even airlines can make mistakes, check your documents yourself, travelers!