Monday, January 23, 2017

A $367 Typo

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.

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