TRAVEL ALERT - Fee Waivers for Northeast and MidAtlantic flights. Since we were in the middle of th "storm of the century" they were allowing fliers to re-book without incurring any fees. They'd been cancelling flights all over the place. What a great time for me to make a mistake!! WOOT! Buffalo is in the northeast, I can get the fee waived. But, Buffalo - city of snow and ice - was not on the list of permissible cities. Do you know why? Because we KNOW SNOW and our Airport ROCKS! Buffalonians can handle snow - they can plow it, melt it, ski it, have fun with it, move in, around and through it.
I called JetBlue anyway and tried to connive my way through. They weren't buying it: "The Buffalo airport is not experiencing any delays". Can you hear the voice of the nasal woman saying that?
So, I took a deep breath and paid the damn change fee plus the additional fee because apparently, traveling to Ft. Lauderdale in March is more expensive than traveling in February.
And while I was in the mood, I booked a trip to Florida to see my mum in April ... on Southwest which does NOT charge change fees. You KNOW I checked the date a half a dozen times to make sure I hadn't screwed up.
I had been looking at my empty 2011 calendar and lamenting the fact that I had ZERO trips planned. And, my son, Will has taught me me that 1 of the 5 keys to happiness ( his personal mantra) is to ALWAYS have something to which you can look forward. And, I needed to feel happier because of my stupid mistake. So, that is what I did. And it worked. I felt happier immediately.
When I confessed my booking error to Bill he said : "...and the problem is...? Can't you rebook?" I said: "Yes, I can replicate the flight but it's going to cost you more" . He said " Jesus, I make mistakes all the time. Book it and RELAX".
And, that made me feel happier, too!