Delta Airlines put kids on wrong flights

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Delta Airlines is apologizing to two families after employees mixed up two children and accidentally sent each to the other's destination.

In what the airline is calling a paperwork mix-up, two unaccompanied minors found themselves in the wrong city at the same time. One in Cleveland instead of Boston, and the other in Boston instead of Cleveland.

According to an airline spokesperson, the mix-up occurred when both children had to catch connecting flights in Minneapolis.

WHDH-TV in Boston caught up with nine-year-old Kieren Kershaw, who eventually wound up in his final destination of Boston to visit his grandparents, on Wednesday.

"It was just weird. I was like, 'I'm supposed to be at Boston, not Cleveland.' It was just weird," he told the television station.

According to the airline, the children were under adult supervision at all times and an investigation into the accident is underway.

Delta spokesperson Paul Skrbec told the Associated Press that such situations are "exceedingly rare, and we take it very seriously."

Delta also said that both children arrived at their final destinations safely and their families have been issued a full refund, along with some extra credit for future travel with the airline.


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