Man gets drunk at friend's funeral and ends up in Amsterdam

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Sun exclusive  James O?Kane photographs himself during his surprise trip to Amsterdam. See SWNS story SWDRUNK; Boozy James O?Kane got plastered after a funeral and woke up 220 miles away in AMSTERDAM - where he was stranded for THREE DAYS. James O'Kane, 22, attended an old pal's burial and last remembers drowning his sorrows with a group of mates in local pubs. At 4am he drunkenly decided at take a taxi to nearby Gatwick Airport - where he managed to buy a ticket to Amsterdam on a British Airways flight. The next thing he remembers is waking up on a plane that had just landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.   Sun exclusive


A British man from Kent got so drunk at his friend's funeral that he took a taxi to Gatwick Airport and ended up in Amsterdam.

James O'Kane, 22, was carrying his passport at the funeral but does not remember booking himself a taxi at 4am and buying a three-day £232 return ticket to Holland, The Sun reports.

James O?Kane photographs himself during his surprise trip to Amsterdam. See SWNS story SWDRUNK; Boozy James O?Kane got plastered after a funeral and woke up 220 miles away in AMSTERDAM - where he was stranded for THREE DAYS. James O'Kane, 22, attended an old pal's burial and last remembers drowning his sorrows with a group of mates in local pubs. At 4am he drunkenly decided at take a taxi to nearby Gatwick Airport - where he managed to buy a ticket to Amsterdam on a British Airways flight. The next thing he remembers is waking up on a plane that had just landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.



The supermarket worker, who flew with BA, said: "I have no idea what I was thinking. I had never even been abroad on my own before.

"It was a sad day and I remember drinking a lot, but the next thing I knew a stewardess woke me up."

Sun exclusive  James O?Kane photographs himself during his surprise trip to Amsterdam. See SWNS story SWDRUNK; Boozy James O?Kane got plastered after a funeral and woke up 220 miles away in AMSTERDAM - where he was stranded for THREE DAYS. James O'Kane, 22, attended an old pal's burial and last remembers drowning his sorrows with a group of mates in local pubs. At 4am he drunkenly decided at take a taxi to nearby Gatwick Airport - where he managed to buy a ticket to Amsterdam on a British Airways flight. The next thing he remembers is waking up on a plane that had just landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.   Sun exclusive



James, from Orpington, took a series of selfies while in the Dutch city and was only carrying £50 cash.

The Bromley Times reports that things got worse when his mum refused to pay for an earlier flight for him to return home.

Picture of James O'Kane's ticket to Amsterdam. See SWNS story SWDRUNK; Boozy James O?Kane got plastered after a funeral and woke up 220 miles away in AMSTERDAM - where he was stranded for THREE DAYS. James O'Kane, 22, attended an old pal's burial and last remembers drowning his sorrows with a group of mates in local pubs. At 4am he drunkenly decided at take a taxi to nearby Gatwick Airport - where he managed to buy a ticket to Amsterdam on a British Airways flight. The next thing he remembers is waking up on a plane that had just landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.



"For the next three days I wandered around in my three-piece suit and had to buy some flip-flops because shoes were hurting," he said.

James says he hasn't stopped drinking since his return to the UK but added: "I am not sure if I would do that again."

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