Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Flight Stress

This year hasn’t been a good year for travel bookings for me. First, it was our trip to Canada/USA which was supposed to happen in end August. But because of the delay in our house renovations, we postponed it to October.

Then, just two days before the travel fair last weekend when we were going to place our bookings, we realized we haven’t applied for our visa for both countries since we were so bogged down with the house.

So rather than spending so much money on air flights with the risk of having our visas declined, we then shifted our plans for Canada/USA to next year now.

Immediately after deciding to postpone our trip, we tried to buy our U2 Perth concert tickets. To be honest, based on the 2005 experience, tickets were sold out in 2 hours so I really wasn’t putting my hopes high on getting them.

So when my sis-in-law, Yen, successfully made the purchase, I was over the moon! I was going to watch U2 again PLUS Jan and Yen were also watching with us PLUS I was still going on a holiday this year!

Since our U2 ticket confirmation coincided with the start of the travel fair, I excitedly logged on to MAS to look for flights and found the cheapest I found. On an impulse, I purchased what looked right in terms of the number of days that we’ll be in Perth, just a week.

To my carelessness, I completely forgot to check with Yen who’s hosting us. The day that we leave is the day her leave begins and naturally, she’s disappointed. Frantically, we tried contacting MAS to see if we could change dates but were told we can’t unless there’s a family emergency.

To book a one-way back from Perth on a later date with a low cost would cost almost as much as my entire flight to and fro Perth with MAS. Still checking and hoping daily.

Then last night, I discovered to my mounting horror that KS actually has a Youth Camp to attend when we leave for Perth. I’m almost giving up on this Perth trip.

All this is why I am not so excited about my U2 concert this year. :(

Is this a “Dragons Should Not Fly” Year in some Chinese astrology by any chance?

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