Double Trouble

December 9, 2009

in Passenger Stories

This isn’t a flight from hell, but it was kind of creepy. I was flying from BWI in Baltimore to Pensacola, FL for a vacation. I got to the luggage check-in and there was a couple waiting there. The guy behind the counter calls my name. The woman says, “We’re here,” or something to that effect. I thought she was miffed at the guy for taking me first, since they were there before me.

Then he says MY name again and confirms THEIR destination as Pensacola (which was MY destination). They replied no they were going somewhere else. I don’t remember where they were going. After about 30 seconds of confusion I realized that the husband and I had the same name.

It gets better. We ended up on the same flight from BWI to Atlanta. When I boarded, they were sitting right across the aisle from me. I was getting a little creeped out by this time. I damn near got off the plane, afraid this was an omen that it was a doomed flight.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

anon December 10, 2009 at 2:11 am

I totally don't understand what is creepy about someone else having your name. It's a big world.


nyuu December 10, 2009 at 6:55 am

I agree with anon. All you have to do is search facebook with your name to know that you're not the only one. Even though my name is quite rare, I found at least 15 people on facebook with my name.


Kad December 16, 2009 at 2:20 am

It's scary when you realize how small the world is, isn't it? I ended up on the same flight to Orlando (and then the same hotel) as some acquaintances from down the street once. Thing is, they were acquaintances who had a cottage down the street. They lived in Toronto.

I expect to meet at least a few Rob-Christina couples over the years (my name and my fiance's name). Who knows, maybe we will start a club, or have to use a club.

Consider yourself lucky you weren't forced into deplaning at the wrong destination……..


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