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American Airlines booked a 12-year-old unaccompanied passenger on the wrong trip.

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On June 7, he was meant to fly from Dallas to Columbus, Georgia, but was redirected to Ohio.

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Daniel Patton, the boy's father, told Insider he told the agent on the phone it was Columbus, Georgia, not Ohio.

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He said he checked the necessary flights, but parents can't buy tickets directly.

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Patton paid $250 for the trip and $150 for unaccompanied minors.

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The ticket and booking confirmation simply listed the airport code, not the state. Columbus, Georgia's airport code is CSG.

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Patton discovered his mistake when he arrived at Georgia's airport without his kid. After calling the airline before landing, Ohio personnel located him 15 minutes later.

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"We had no idea where he was at first. It was a complete nightmare "He stated.

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He was at the airport for some reason, so I called the airline. They said that's the ticket I bought, but I said it was for Columbus, Georgia.

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The youngster flew from Ohio to Dallas and waited five hours before flying to Georgia. That added 12 hours to his trip.

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"Mistakes happen, but when they lose the ball it's a major problem," Patton said. We won't utilize American Airlines since they're inept.

The airline apologized by email and reimbursed the trip.