Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Act in Haste, Repent in Leisure

As the saying goes "Act in Haste, Repent in Leisure", today our friend Jennifer Norcross sent me an e-mail stating she was surprised I had so much time off in the spring semester to spend it in the US. She wrote they only had a week off for spring break. She is a high school teacher in Connecticut.

I responded with the fact that "our break is just a week too, but broken up differently. It starts on Wednesday and ends the following Wednesday. I am taking the Tuesday before break off. We will get home on the following Tuesday, recover from jet lag and teach Wednesday.

OH, the difference is that I only have classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, not 5 days a week, so it may seem longer to you, because of that."

She then wrote again and said she must have misread the flight details. She thought she saw that we were returning May 21st. I laughed and then as my skin started to tingle and the hair on the back of my neck started to lift into the air, I checked the flight arrangements again.

Gosh darn it (I really said worse, but cannot write it here) if she was not correct. I immediately went to the site I bought the tickets from and there was an airline ticket angel looking out for me. I could cancel the tickets up to September 3, 2013 at 11:29 EST. I was saved! I cancelled the tickets without any penalty or service fees. I even took a snapshot of it in case of problems with the credit card in the future.

Then I started all over again looking for good deals on flights. It is uncertain whether or not it is a marketing ploy or not, but some of the flights show "only 3 seats left". This has to be only 3 seats left in their block, because I have seen this often, but the plane is then half empty.

After looking at five different sites, three of which check multiple sites at once, I found yet again the best deal on CheapoAir.com. Not only was their airfare the cheapest, but the flight time were better and there was a code for $10 discount per person. It all worked out well in the end.

Thank you Jennifer!!!

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