Ever thought San Juan, PR looks a lot like San Jose, CR on an itinerary? I did apparently. I'm writing this from the airport, now waiting for the the plane that will take me to Costa Rica, but that wasn't true an hour ago.
To make a long story shorter, the airline rescheduled my flight. I rearranged things to get there, missing a night off work, and sent my new itinerary to my cousin who's joining me. He's the one who finally noticed my mistake. I had purchased tickets to the wrong country.
I had a decision to make, and not a lot of time to make it. I could open my wallet, or apologize to my cousin, and roll the dice on Puerto Rico. I gave it some thought, and decided that under $200 would be easy to say "yes" to, and over $500 would be easy to say "no" to.
They came back with $367. Part of that was for a second ticket on the same plane home from Florida. They told me I couldn't use the ticket I already owned if I hadn't also used the first.
I did buy it, but I'm not happy about the situation. I know this change was mine, unlike the first, but their policies and communication sucks.
In the end, $367 and a days pay down, I'll be starting my vacation eight hours early. My next post should let you know how it went.