Never book a flight when you're drunk.

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    Apr 08, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    A couple days ago I booked a flight from PHX to FLL.
    Original intention: Leave on Tuesday Apr 17, return on Sunday Apr 22.

    I was looking at the email confirmation a few minutes ago and noticed something...it leaves on Tuesday Apr 17, and returns Sunday May 20.

    Oops. That just cost me an extra $150 to fix.

    Moral of the story: Booking a flight while drunk can be quite expensive. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    I would have just showed up to the airport with the ticket and faked dyslexia, faked that I'm running out of money and can't stay that long...faked faked faked my way onto the April 22nd flight. They'd probably have gotten you on an extra seat.

    Airline seats are empty all the time, if you don't fly Sundays (which is usually the more expensive day anyway).

    Then again, even sober flight bookings can end up not going as planned, which is why I try to keep things within driving distance.
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    So are you still coming here April 17th? Need a lift? We'd love to see you again, please let us know. Will you have PD in your pocket? We might even be able to put you up, if you've no longer got a place here. Cramped and unattractive, it might be better than sleeping under a bridge. (Barely)
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    You are so nice Art Deco! Why is it that Paul (a pilot!) can escape censure by booking flights drunk but you can't if you shop when tipsy?
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    I did something similar: I gave myself a layover of an extra day in SF. United was very kind to fix it without cost, but I think it was because I called about it within 24 hours. I wasn't drunk, but I was tired and sleepy.

    I'm glad you recognized it now rather than on April 22. Imagine that.
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    I have seen my (now former...YAAAYY!!) travel clients do this a lot, however, their common mistake was to book an AM departure when they wanted one for the afternoon.

    You would be shocked at how many people do not know the difference between "AM" and "PM." Frightening.......

    Paul, if you had booked the air on Southwest, you wouldn't have had the change fee......
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    Continental my old airline of choice used to let you cancel within 24hrs no penalty for just such drunk purchases

    'new' united probably dumped that... The old days when the profit margins came from selling the product and weren't entirely derived of administrative errors, upselling and relying on the laziness of your customers
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidYou are so nice Art Deco! Why is it that Paul (a pilot!) can escape censure by booking flights drunk but you can't if you shop when tipsy?

    Thanks! But beware now of attacks on yourself. To answer your question:

    1. Maybe the Conservaposse hasn't read his thread yet.
    2. Maybe because I confront their hateful, gay-hostile extreme Right Wing politics. So that they've made me their special target to discredit me, and to make an example to anyone else who would challenge their radical Republican ideology, regardless of what I post, whether politics or just personal blogging. Ad hominem attacks are a Republican specialty.

    But in any case, Paul is a nice guy with whom we've had dinner a couple of times. Nothing we wouldn't do to help him out if he needs it. He's very resourceful, so likely he won't need any help from us, but it's there should he need it as a fallback.
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    That's certainly good advice. I'd say it's better to avoid doing most things while under the influence. Then again, I'm too cautious.
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    Art_Deco dun had another paranoid rantderp derp {evil nasty republicans always out to get him}


    It's always so very partisan with you, isn't it!


    Disclaimer: Not a member of the Conservaposse(TM)
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidYou are so nice Art Deco! Why is it that Paul (a pilot!) can escape censure by booking flights drunk but you can't if you shop when tipsy?

    Thanks! But beware now of attacks on yourself. To answer your question:

    1. Maybe the Conservaposse hasn't read his thread yet.
    2. Maybe because I confront their hateful, gay-hostile extreme Right Wing politics. So that they've made me their special target to discredit me, and to make an example to anyone else who would challenge their radical Republican ideology, regardless of what I post, whether politics or just personal blogging.


    trolololol
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Also I double booked on USAirways last month... It took 2 weeks for processing but they refunded me 100% no penalty.


    You should have called customer service


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    Apr 14, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Forgot to mention - had a flight booked on American Airlines on Friday but couldn't take it because I had three emergency room visits (try seeing your regular internist late Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend). While I got a credit for the canceled flight, even with the paperwork to prove it American wouldn't refund their $150 cancelation penalty. Cheap bastards! I rebooked on Delta for Thursday for a third the fare of a comparable American Airlines flight.
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidA couple days ago I booked a flight from PHX to FLL.
    Original intention: Leave on Tuesday Apr 17, return on Sunday Apr 22.

    I was looking at the email confirmation a few minutes ago and noticed something...it leaves on Tuesday Apr 17, and returns Sunday May 20.

    Oops. That just cost me an extra $150 to fix.

    Moral of the story: Booking a flight while drunk can be quite expensive. icon_lol.gif


    lmao, omg!!!

    hahahahaha too funny. This is so something I would do
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    Doing anything drunk can be very expensive.
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Paul, something tells me that this isn't the most expensive drunken mistake you've made.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidJust think! You could have spent that $150 on BOOOOZE!


    hahaha icon_rolleyes.gif