How to end up £200 lighter after a week of heavy drinking

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How to end up £200 lighter after a week of heavy drinking

Post by djewesbury » 13:56 Fri 25 Apr 2014

1. Carefully check the train times the night before your homeward flight departs.
2. Arrive in good time, grumble about delays, but generally manage to get to Luton fairly quickly.
3. Look at the departure board and realise your flight does not depart from Luton.
4. Swear (repeat this step several times).
5. Try to amend your booking for a later flight, using the smartphone app: no dice, the departure time is less than 2 hours away and after this point flights cannot be amended.
6. See 4.
7. Check subsequent flight times from Luton and Gatwick.
8. Buy a train ticket to Gatwick - quickly, the bus is leaving for the train station.
9. Open your smartphone app and book a whole new flight from Gatwick.
10. Look at the booking you've just made as the bus pulls away.
11. Realise you've just bought a ticket from Stansted.
12. See 4.
13. Amend your booking to depart from Gatwick.
14. Arrive at Gatwick and read the departure board: flight EZY835 at 1350 is delayed until 1610.
15. See 4.
16. Time for a drink, don't you think? Between train tickets, flight tickets and alterations, you're £200 lighter. Beats dieting.
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Post by flash_uk » 14:00 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Ouch! :x

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:09 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Ouch is right


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Post by djewesbury » 14:12 Fri 25 Apr 2014

I am no longer allowed to book flights on phones.

I am no longer allowed to take flights without reading where they're departing from and going to.

This can be made easy by not flying with Easyjet any more. British Airways only fly to Belfast from one airport.

Lesson learned. Second glass on the way.
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Post by CaliforniaBrad » 15:05 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Wow, reminds me of the time I reserved a flight home for thanksgiving, only to realize the day of supposed departure that I'd booked one for December.


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Post by djewesbury » 15:09 Fri 25 Apr 2014

CaliforniaBrad wrote:Wow, reminds me of the time I reserved a flight home for thanksgiving, only to realize the day of supposed departure that I'd booked one for December.
Exactly. This is why I need a PA.
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Post by flash_uk » 15:19 Fri 25 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:
CaliforniaBrad wrote:Wow, reminds me of the time I reserved a flight home for thanksgiving, only to realize the day of supposed departure that I'd booked one for December.
Exactly. This is why I need a PA.
PAs get things wrong too...

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How to end up £200 lighter after a week of heavy drinking

Post by djewesbury » 15:22 Fri 25 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
CaliforniaBrad wrote:Wow, reminds me of the time I reserved a flight home for thanksgiving, only to realize the day of supposed departure that I'd booked one for December.
Exactly. This is why I need a PA.
PAs get things wrong too...
But at least then it's their fault :lol: (Mordant sense of humour returning after ⅔ of a bottle of wine.)
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Post by jdaw1 » 15:44 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Don’t drink so much that you miss your flight.

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Post by djewesbury » 16:11 Fri 25 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Don’t drink so much that you miss your flight.
I am at the gate. I seem somehow to have acquired your BFT catalogue. If you want it I will send it.
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Post by djewesbury » 16:11 Fri 25 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Don’t drink so much that you miss your flight.
I am at the gate. I seem somehow to have acquired your BFT catalogue. If you want it I will send it.
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:19 Fri 25 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:I seem somehow to have acquired your BFT catalogue. If you want it I will send it.
So it was left at the RAF Club, not on the bus? Hurray! Yes please: do keep or send.

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Post by griff » 23:11 Fri 25 Apr 2014

I once booked a flight from Sydney to Perth, Australia. Didn't realise that the website I thought I scored a cheap deal on had the American form of date i.e. month first, as opposed to the British standard of day then month. My wife was not amused when we tried to check in :oops:

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Post by djewesbury » 10:37 Sat 26 Apr 2014

Here's a salutary tale.

EDIT:
The BBC, in the above article, wrote:the unerring homing instinct of a drunk.
This somehow failed me, but forces me to ask whether my body and brain were simply trying to keep me in London.
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Post by AW77 » 14:49 Sun 27 Apr 2014

One could call the £200 a kind of "apprentice's due" for the lesson you have learned now.
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Post by TLW » 21:35 Sun 27 Apr 2014

griff wrote:I once booked a flight from Sydney to Perth, Australia. Didn't realise that the website I thought I scored a cheap deal on had the American form of date i.e. month first, as opposed to the British standard of day then month. My wife was not amused when we tried to check in :oops:
For what terrible sin were you being sent to Perth?

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