Details

It took 2 hours today. First try was meticulously completed online and submitted, only to hang up at the screen which warns against using the back button. To the old fashioned telephone and an operator with a heavy French accent. Each and every letter having to be spoken in the super clear way – “t” as in “tango” – “c” as in “charlie”.

4 full names, (mine has 24 letters!) dates of birth, credit card information and everything has to be perfect. $200 extra per person per airline to make changes. Which defeats the purpose of the super inexpensive flights in the first place. Slowly we went through it all, letter by letter, every detail checked.

Normally, this is not a big deal. I can handle this level of detail and be on to the next thing in no time flat. But not today. Could have something to do with last night’s fun. Possibly. My cognitive abilities were weak, and all I could think of was eating carbs and fat from the perch of my comfy bed, going no where and doing nothing. Why I decided to buy airline tickets in this condition was a mystery then as it is now.

The one thing I know for sure is, when I find such an amazing deal during the prime vacation period of Christmas, there is no time to waste. There is no rest until the tickets have our names on them. Which they now do, thankfully.

The upshot was a savings of $7 for the whole thing. The lovely French woman said “it is your lucky day!”

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