(JTA) – An American dentist who said he is of Spanish-Jewish heritage is suing British Airways for flying him to Grenada rather than Granada.
Edward Gamson and his partner believed they had first-class tickets to fly from London to Granada, in Spain, but once off the ground they discovered that the plane was heading for the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Gamson is suing British Airways for $34,000 in damages. He said the airline refused to reimburse the couple’s tickets and put them on the next flight headed back to England and then on to Spain.
“I have a lifelong interest in Islamic art. I’m also of Spanish Jewish heritage, so it was something I had always wanted to do to visit Granada and the Alhambra,” Gamson told the British newspaper The Independent on Sunday.
“I made it absolutely clear to the booking agent I wanted to go to Granada in Spain. Why on earth would I want to go to Grenada in the Caribbean if I was flying back to America from Lisbon?”
British Airways would not comment on the incident, the Independent reported.