You Say Grenada, I Say Granada: Five Similar Sounding Destinations You Don’t Want To Mix-Up

Recently in the news, a New Jersey politician accidentally mixed up his flight destination by flying to Budapest rather than flying to his intended destination of Bucharest – an easy mistake to make between the two similar-sounding destinations.

However, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Travel agents, airlines and even pilots themselves sometimes make a mix-up when planning flights, especially with similar sounding destinations or similar airport codes. Last year, one couple got stuck on a long-haul flight from Europe to Grenada in the Caribbean, when they had intended on only flying to Granada in Spain.

These incidents got us thinking about what other destinations throughout the world could lead to a flight mix-up due to their similar sounding names. If you’re thinking of traveling to any of these, pay close attention and make sure you’re heading to the right continent:

Budapest, Hungary vs. Bucharest, Romania

 Flight time from New York City to Budapest, Hungary: 8 hrs 35 min

Flight time from New York City to Bucharest, Romania: 10 hrs 50 min

Granada, Spain vs. the nation of Grenada

Flight time from New York City to Granada, Spain: 7 hrs

Flight time from New York City to Grenada (Caribbean): 2 hrs 40 mins

 

Auckland, New Zealand vs. Oakland, California

Flight time from New York City to Oakland, California: 6 hours

Flight time from New York City to Auckland, New Zealand: 28 hour 50 minutes

Paris, France vs. Paris, Texas

Flight time from New York City to Paris, Texas: 3 hours 40 minutes

Flight time from New York City to Paris, France: 7 hours 30 minutes

Sydney, Australia vs. Sydney, Canada

Flight time from New York City to Sydney, Canada: 2 hours 10 minutes

Flight time from New York City to Sydney, Australia: 20 hours

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