Actual comments from U.S. travel agents

27 / Януари / 2020

I had someone ask for an aisle seat so that 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 man who asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." He said, &#34But 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 one-hour layover 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 8ᚼ a.m. and got into Chicago at 8ᛉ a.m. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, 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, &#34Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know who 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 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 said, &#34Are you sure that�s the name of the town?&#34 &#34Yes, what flights do you have?&#34 replied the customer. After some searching, the agent came back with, &#34I�m sorry, ma�am, I�ve looked up every airport code in the country and can�t find a Hippopotamus anywhere.&#34 The customer retorted, &#34Oh don�t be silly. Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!&#34 The agent scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered