Yesterday morning a British Airways flight took off from London City Airport with the intention of landing at Düsseldorf, however the plane ended up landing in Edinburgh a short time later.
When the flight landed in Scotland passengers thought it was a temporary diversion, but shortly after landing a "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was played, alerting passengers to the mix up.
@British_Airways can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Dusseldorf land in Edinburgh 😅? While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery... #BA3271 #frequenttravel #britishairways
— Son Tran (@sontrantuan) March 25, 2019
The flight, which was operated by WDL on behalf of British Airways, was always bound to screw up as it is being reported the flight documentation submitted was incorrect, resulting in the plane landing in Edinburgh.
One passenger on board the flight said the pilot asked those who wished to travel to Düsseldorf to raise their hands - and unsurprisingly, everybody on board raised their hands.
British Airways are still dealing with the situation and trying to get to the bottom of it.
The story was reported by Simon McCoy of BBC News yesterday, but it seems the mix up was too much for him to handle.
He can be seen cracking up while trying to tell the story to viewers:
— Dave Kotula (@DaveKotula) March 25, 2019
Respect for pulling it together at the end Simon - we don't know how you managed to do it.