Weekend what we’re reading: Czech’s new Havel Airport, UA’s 2-day delay, Canada’s airport security follies
What we’re reading: Scoot set to take off in June, FAA says space tourism set for takeoff by 2014, US Airways/AA merger might make sense
What we’re reading: Averting disaster-NWA Flight 85, Air Berlin joins oneworld, SeatGuru introduces iPhone app
What we’re reading: Rental car takes a dip in the bay, airlines warn of Olympic chaos, pilot skills may be eroding due to technology
Rental car’s navigation system guides Japanese students straight into the ocean
When it comes to using your GPS, don’t believe everything it tells you, as a group of Japanese students found out recently.
In what can surely be filed under the “what in the world were they thinking” category. Three Japanese tourists decided to forgo all logic by following the directions of their rental car’s navigation system and drive directly into the ocean while vacationing in Australia.
Reported in the Redland Times, the plucky trio was apparently trying to get to North Stradbroke Island, an island only accessible by ferry, but instead got stuck in the bay after the tide swept in. Under the direction of their Hyundai Getz’s navigation system, the Japanese tourists were lured out into low tide, only to realize later (far too later) that they had been lead astray.