Friday, May 22, 2009

Having a job means no visit home

Seeing as it's not a smart move to take off for a two-week vacation after working someplace for just one week, I won't be visiting Utah/Idaho next week.
We're still trying to figure out what to do with the Delta plane tickets we already bought. We bought two for $160 each, and despite the fact that those tickets are now worth almost $600 each, I doubt I'll be able to get any type of refund or even an ability to use them at a later date (or if so, the $150 fee per ticket makes that option pretty much useless).
We're thinking of just sending April and Peter, so that at least one of the tickets doesn't go to waste. But April doesn't want to spend a full two weeks there without me, and I'm not sure if she'd be able to get an earlier flight out back without buying another plane ticket.
Any ideas/hints/helps?
Anyway, I'm bummed out that we won't get to visit. Maybe later this summer. Or maybe for some big event during Christmas time.

7 comments:

Mommy Bee said...

we just had to change the dates on some delta tickets and it was $100 each...not cheap, but not as bad as $150... (I don't know if the fees are standard or vary depending on the route, I just know our experience this last week *shrug*)

I can appreciate that it feels overwhelming to be alone with a baby for two weeks. Is that her concern, or is it also the being away from you? (I have a hard time when Dave is gone for extended periods--as he was several times this winter--but it's much easier and the time passes much faster when I'm spending time with family...) Anyway, just something to think about...two weeks might not really be as long as it seems. Grandmas love taking care of babies. ;)

If you did just change the tickets and both go, even with the extra fees they still would end up being half of the regular price...that's not too bad a deal either.

Brentwell said...

Painful we won't see you out here, but it is still great news you have a job for the summer. Is there any way the tickets can be resold and the names changed without fees?

Tim said...

Hah. Right. This is an airline we're talking about here.
No wonder they have so many financial troubles--they aren't customer-friendly.

Cougarg said...

Some big event at Christmas...hmm...

Tim said...

:)

the masked mallard said...

I would at least check into the possibilities of a refund or transfer. It's not exactly the same thing, but I've been amazed at what people have been able to do moving around international flights.

Tim said...

We'll try it. The problem is that the tickets aren't worth that much (only $160 each), and there's usually a $150 fee per ticket for any changes...