Traveller reveals ‘disastrous’ passport mistake at the airport


A TRAVELLER has revealed the “disastrous” passport mistake he made at an airport which cost them £1,600.

Posting on popular social media site Reddit, they warned other holidaygoers about the error.

A traveller revealed the costly passport mistake his dad made at the airport


A traveller revealed the costly passport mistake his dad made at the airportCredit: Getty

Following the advice could mean you will avoid having to fork out your hard-earned cash for no reason.

The Redditor told fellow users how he and his dad were starting a month-long holiday from the US, flying to Tokyo first.

But after scanning their passports at the gate, the gate attendant told them that there was no more room in the overhead bin to place their luggage.

The original poster added: “I told her politely could she recheck the bins at the very back – this was a big plane.

“She YELLED at us ‘there’s no more room!'”

The redditor added that at this point his dad placed his passport on the counter as the pair checked their suitcases for what they needed before the luggage went into the hold.

The pair made it onto the plane and were annoyed to see “a ton of room in the overhead bin”.

But it was what happened after that spelt trouble for his dad.

The poster continued: “After 2 hours, we realized we couldn’t find my dad’s passport. The flight attendants were really kind and called the airport for us.

“They told us somebody found my dad’s passport “on the floor” even though it was clearly on the stupid gate attendant’s counter.”

It meant the pair had to fly 13 hours to Tokyo, before flying back home.

After this they had to fork out £1,600 fly back again the next day and rebook hotels.

The fuming redditor finished off by saying that it was a “disaster” because the attendant “couldn’t bother to recheck the overhead bin”.

The Redditor added: “His passport was next to their computer. There’s no way somebody just walked by and knocked it off.

“She told us she could find a different flight, so my dad put his passport on her desk and she even opened it and read his name.

“We ultimately decided we were gonna check our suitcases and boarded the flight.”

Redditors were divided in the comments section.

While some believed it is your “own personal responsibility” to look after your passport and belongings at all times.

Others said that the flight attendant had “distracted” the pair and caused the debacle.

It comes as a passenger revealed a secret airport hack to avoid security queues and it never takes more than ten minutes.

Frequent flyers have been left stunned after finding out how much time they can now save themselves after discovering the incredible secret.

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Meanwhile, one travel expert revealed a top airport hack that will save you money on the plane.

Savvy Julia Ferrarro took to social media to share her favourite travel tip that means travellers will “never have to pay for overpriced food” at the airport again.

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