For the past month my friend and I have been planning a long weekend trip to Seattle.
We agreed on a weekend.
We booked the hotel room.
We got the time off work.
She buys her outbound ticket.
Yesterday I bought my ticket. I send her a victorious text that I too will be on my way to vacation land. We both are still scouting for a good return fare, but still, we're on our way!
Today at work I look at my wall calendar. My mini-vacation to Seattle is proudly written in dry erase on a particular date.
I look through my email. The hotel confirmation is for a particular date.
The same date that is on my calendar. 2 for 2. Sweet.
Did I mention I bought my ticket yesterday?
It was not for the same weekend.
I panicked for a minute. I felt like a total idiot who had never booked a flight or planned a vacation before. I share my shame with my co-workers. I bounce up and down in frustration at my own carelessness.
And then I breathe a sigh of relief. I booked on Southwest. They don't charge any change fees. I simply clicked on change reservation, changed the date and clicked submit. Same time. Same price.
I am, in fact, going to Seattle next month. I'm going with my friend.
And we're going at the same time.
When was your last travel snafu?