Then I started pulling up flights and was really surprised to find that the way to get there would be through Honolulu. Even without a map, I thought that was a bit out of the way, but stranger things have happened and it was late and I was tired.
So I kept going with these connections via Honolulu until it was time to check on the fare, and then I knew something was wrong because it couldn't be that inexpensive, so I FINALLY checked and wouldn't you know it, the three letter code for Quito is ....UIO. I nearly sent the client to Hilo, Hawaii!
Luckily the admin was very nice and said it was the best laugh she'd had all day.