Ok, so this isn’t really about a stupid article as much as about stupid people, and several “journalistic” outlets who have not done their job of skepticism.
The story, widely reported but originating in the Los Angeles Times, is as follows:
Self-described “experienced travelers” call Turkish Airlines to book a flight to Dakar, Senegal.
They book said flights.
They go on said flights. LAX to Istanbul, no problem. About halfway through their second flight, they realize they are going to Dhaka, Bangladesh, instead of Dakar.
They blame the airline. The airline flies them from Dhaka to Istanbul to Dakar, at no extra charge, but it takes 9 hours for them to figure this out.
They rant and say they should be given refunds, oompa loompas, and snozberries. Now.
They claim that the agent put...