01 July 2009

Remember in the second grade when we all learned how to tell time? Apparently, I missed that day.

I'm taking a trip up to Seattle next month to visit friends and see if I might like to live there. Driving seemed like kind of a hassle, so I decided to fly. And since I was already flying, I decided to take the opportunity to visit a friend who lives in New Mexico and see some friends who just moved to Denver. I got online to make my plane reservations yesterday and it went something like this:

Go to the website, choose the "Multi-City" option.

Plug in the cities. (Basically, I'm leaving Texas, flying to Denver to see my friends, traveling to New Mexico by car to spend a couple of days with Bones, then traveling back to Denver and boarding a flight to Seattle. After five glorious days, it will be back home to the Texas HEAT. And it is capital letters HEAT.)

Find the perfect flights. The times all worked, everything was harmonious.

Airline website's insistence that I log in causes all my information to be lost. Fuck you and the advantage number you rode in on (that makes no sense).

Experience much frustration when I finally get logged in, realizing that I have to re-enter all my information.

Notice that the perfect flight is no longer a choice.

Almost break down into tears.

Hold it together.

Search and search until I find yet another perfect flight.

Book the flight.

Sigh with relief.

Not so bad, eh? I got a pretty good deal and all my flights are non-stop, so I don't have to spend nine hours on a plane on my home from Seattle.

The schedule looked something like this:

Texas to Denver - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Denver to Seattle - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Seattle to Texas - 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Perfect, right?

Or so I thought.

What my schedule really looks like:

Texas to Denver - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Denver to Seattle - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Look! I got one right!)
Seattle to Texas - 11:30 pm to 5:00 am

You'll notice that I got most of the am/pm times wrong and so will now be getting back into Texas at FIVE AM on Monday morning...upon which I'll have to drive to work. Plus, I lost an entire day of my vacation, since I'm not leaving Dallas until TEN PM on the first day.

Who does that?


Paige said...

Perhaps if you call and talk to an airline rep and be all teary and such they'll take mercy on you and fix it...

Crystal said...

and i thought i was at a huge disadvantage for missing semi-colon day. whew!

Jay Ferris said...

The boss man won't let you shift your vacation a day forward?

rs27 said...

This is why I use a digital watch with a calculator.

LiLu said...

That Monday morning, there will be tears.

But at least you'll probably get a post out of it...

That Girl said...

Who does that?

Oooch! Apparently you do. fuck fuck fuck Can you call the airline and see if they can work with you without charging a fee...say it was a MISTAKE!

Antje Spethmann said...

go to the airport early on Thursday and fly on an earlier flight stand-by....
'nough said.

PorkStar said...

lol oh my... well, try to get enough rest on the plane.

Travis said...

You gonna wear long sleeves on the plane? I mean, if anything, life has taught you that. That or try to start lactating to get someone back. Just in case...

headbitingprincess said...

sigh.. sadly i do a lot of flight set up for my engineers ..
and I have more than once f'd up the times after having it perfect first .. once .. this one time (ahem kinda like this week) I even set up one entire month off !!! stead of 8-18-09 i booked for 7-18-09 ... thank the good lord SOMEone caught it *course not me*

shine said...

I'm an idiot. That is all.