10 People With Incredibly Bad Luck


Three Vacations, Three Terrorist Attacks

Taj Mahal bombing
Security officials survey a destroyed room inside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel after the armed siege on Nov. 29, 2008 in Mumbai, India. Tourists Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence experienced this terrorist attack as well as two others while on holidays. Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Jason Cairns-Lawrence and his partner Jenny need a new travel agent. The unlucky British couple booked a series of ill-fated international holidays in the 2000s that defies all probability.

First was a sightseeing trip to New York City that found them in the Big Apple on Sept. 11, 2001 when hijackers flew two planes into the World Trade Center towers, killing more than 2,700 people in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

A few years later, Jason and Jenny chose to vacation closer to home, booking a few nights in London in July 2005. A day into their visit, four suicide bombers attacked the London Underground, killing 52 people and wounding more than 700.

Looking for a getaway destination in 2008, the couple chose Mumbai, India. To their horror, terrorists struck yet again, opening fire on a luxury hotel and railway station in the country's largest city, killing 174 people [source: Roy].

Three vacations. Three of the decade's deadliest terrorist attacks. We can only assume poor Jason and Jenny are on a lifetime CIA watch list.