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Egyptian airport mix-up 'spoilt dream honeymoon'

Kate and Marc Bartlett
The Bartletts believed they were travelling to Sharm el-Sheikh

A newly-married couple from North Somerset said their dream honeymoon was ruined after a travel agency sent them to the wrong airport in Egypt.

Kate and Marc Bartlett booked for Sharm el-Sheikh, but realised on the plane they were heading to Hurghada - more than 550 miles from their hotel.

Surrey-based Qwerty Travel have apologised and offered compensation.

However in a letter to the couple they questioned why they had boarded a plane which was not going to Sharm el-Sheikh.

But the Barletts, who live in Long Ashton near Bristol, say this was an easy mistake to make.

"We travel a lot to Portugal and just fly into Faro and then travel to Lagos [about an hour's drive].

"We thought it's Egypt and that's the name of the airport.

"In the end we decided to stay in Hurghada as we were only away for the week and couldn't get a connecting flight to Sham el-Sheikh and it was a long way to have to travel," Mrs Bartlett added.



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