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FW: A little travel humor....most you may have already heard buttheyre cute

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Subject: Fw: A little travel humor....most you may have already heard
buttheyre cute

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Date: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 4:52 PM
Subject: A little travel humor....most you may have already heard buttheyre

>Travel Agent Stories.  The following are actual stories told by travel
agents.  (And you wonder why U.S. citizens generally score less than the
rest of the world on geography)
>1) I had someone who wanted to stay at the Bob Newhart Inn in Connecticut.
When I explained  that the inn was fictional, the customer became very irate
and insisted, "I know it is real.  I see them check in every week!"
>Also, I really did have someone ask for an aisle seat so her hair wouldn't
get messed up by being near the window.
>2)  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?"
>3)  I got a call from a woman who wanted to go to Capetown.  I started to
explain the length of the flight and the passport information when she
interrupted me with "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is
in Massachusetts."  Without trying to make  her look like the stupid one, I
calmly explain, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa!"  Her
response..... click
>4)  A secretary called in looking for a hotel in Los Angles.  She gave me
various names off a list, none of which I could find.  I finally had her fax
me the list.  To my surprise, it was a lit of hotels in New Orleans,
Louisiana.  She thought the LA stood for Los Angeles, and that New Orleans
was a suburb of L.A.
>5)  A man called, furious about a Florida package we did.  I asked what was
wrong with the vacation in Orlando.  He said he was expecting an ocean-view
room.  I tried to explain that is not possible, since Orlando is in the
middle of the state.  He replied, "Don't lie to me.  I looked on the map and
Florida is a very thin state."
>6)  I got a call from a man who asked, "Is it possible to see England from
Canada?"  I said, "No."  He said, "But they look so close on the map."
>7)  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
>8)  A woman called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola on one of those
computer planes."  I asked if she meant to fly to Pensacola on a commuter
plane.  She said, "Yea, whatever."
>9)  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.  He replied, "I was
told my flight number is 823, but  none of these planes have numbers on
>10)  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, "Are you sure that's the name of the town?"  "Yes, what flights
do you have?"  replied the customer.  After some searching, the agent came
back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the
country and can't find a Hippopotamus anywhere."  The customer retorted, "Oh
don't be silly.  Everyone knows where it is.  Check your map!"  The agent
scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean
Buffalo, do you?"  "That's it!" said the customer,  "I knew it was a big