Sunday, October 21, 2007

Déjà Vu All Over Again

And here I am, exactly a week after my Holland post, in the same seat, at SJC, terminal C, writing a post. I traveled to Europe and back to California and now I'm en route to Madison Wisconsin, through Chicago. Seems like I've decided to give my jet lag a jet lag :(

I'm a bit pissed off right now. Someone offered me a ride from Chicago to Madison. Great, I've said, all I need to do is exit the Chicago airport and continue by car. WRONG! If you're a now-show for a flight, the rest of your ticket (i.e. the return trip) is automatically canceled (lucky I've checked that).

So, I went to the United Airlines stand and let them know that their services to Madison will not be required tonight. Surprise #2: I had to pay $175 for a re-ticketing. Apparently, flying from A to C through B, is cheaper than flying just to B (and if you feel confused, imagine how baffled am I).

It's about time someone kicks the @$$ of these airlines and make them streamline their ticketing and price models. A similar move has started with the mobile carriers.
Oh well, I'll try not to think too much about it, whilst I'm stuck in a middle seat (another price to pay for a late booking :( ).

No comments: