A 75-year-old retiree from Poland was somewhat confused, as he for a week and a half ago tried to hail a taxi to drive him home from the airport, because the taxi driver spoke a language which the older gentleman by the name of Pawel Lawreniuk not understood.
And the confusion was even greater, since the 75-year-old subsequently found out that he did not was in Gdansk in northern Poland, as he believed, but had instead been flown to the devastated island after Malta in the Mediterranean sea - more than 2000 kilometers away from his hometown.
It writes the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
It means that Pawel Lawreniuk actually ended up further away from his home than he was on the plane, which flew from the English town of Bradford, where he had visited his daughter over the christmas.
I wept. I was scared. He was in a foreign country, a foreign place. I do not understand how it could happen that he came all the way to Malta, says Pawel Lawreniuks shook the 34-year-old daughter, Lucyna Lawreniuk, to the british media.
It was supposed to be the 75-year-olds were due to fly with Ryanair to the Polish city from Leeds Bradford airport on Sunday the 6. January at 06.50 local time, but of yet unknown reasons ended up he is on board a completely different Ryanair flight.
Lycyna Lawreniuk tells that the first thing she did was to double check his father's ticket, but there was - as expected - Gdansk, on the, and therefore wonders why she care that her father was not stopped, as he tried to board a wrong plane.
Swissport, which stands for boardingen of Ryanair aircraft at Leeds Bradford airport, confirms that the Polish man ended up on the wrong plane, and a spokesperson says the following:
the Passenger had passed through all security checks at the airport, before he boardede the plane and had a valid passport, which was checked. We investigate how it could happen, and review safety procedures with all our staff. We apologize for the inconvenience, opposite hr. Lawreniuk.
The 75-year-old pole came on a flight to Gdansk from Malta later the same day and landed in Poland around 14 hours after he boardede the wrong plane at the English airport.