I’ve always kinda wondered if something like this could happen:
A guy returning home to Liverpool, England, on Continental from Los Angeles somehow ended up in Manchester, New Hampshire, instead of Manchester, England. After landing in Cleveland and boarding a regional jet, it occurred to him that the 50 seater was not going to reach Manchester, England, from Cleveland. Not without a stop or 7. Please don’t ask why he got on the plane when it was obvious it was not going to be able to fly 4,000 miles. I have no idea.
Anyway, he took his landing in New Hampshire in stride, and Continental was nice enough to get him home without charging him for the connecting flight to Newark. His only complaint? He felt Manchester, New Hampshire, "could use a few more pubs."