Then, Shawn emails me to tell me he's been on hold with Orbitz for 40 minutes trying to rebook our honeymoon flight to Cozumel using our existing flight credit. After being transferred to seven different uncompetent employees, he finally thought he'd hit the jackpot. The lady found a flight for us, booked it, and then informed us that we couldn't use our remaining credit (after the price of the flight) to pay for the rebooking fee, which is $180 per person!
Let me break it down for you:
- $733 per person in flight credit
- $533 per person for flight to Cozumel
- $400 extra that we can't use to cover the $360 rebooking fees
So here are our options, 1. pay the $360 rebooking fees (which we don't have in any of our bank accounts, even collectively) or 2. refuse to pay the $360 rebooking fees and not go on our honeymoon, which would be stupid of us because then we'd lose all the money we've already spent on flights and the hotel. FML. From here on out, no more third-party travel vendors.
On the bright side, I get paid tomorrow. Christmas is in 3 days. And after tomorrow, I have the next 12 days off work (including weekends). I see the light. *sigh*