19 AUGUST 2013
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Following the recent sad case of going to the wrong airport (See BTN 5 August) we have also heard of a family who missed their flight. The airline concerned were most helpful and agreed put them on a plane the next day subject to space.
Having missed the departure the debate then was whether to return home or nightstop at a hotel. They had told their next door neighbour to keep an eye on the house.
It was late by now.
In the middle of the night there was a commotion outside the empty home.
Concerned, the neighbour gingerly went out to investigate.
Someone was breaking and entering.
Alarmed and about to call the police he recognised a car parked outside the house.
The family motor!
Not only had they missed the plane but they had left the house keys with the parents who had promised to water the plants whilst they were away.
A break-in was required.
The good news is they did make the flight the next day and enjoyed a glorious holiday.
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