Well its 4:30am on a Tuesday, and I am awake because the fire alarm in the condo above us went off for a good 20 minutes at roughly 3:40am. Whilst being awake I realized my first HUGE encounter with "Bride Brain" the forgetfulness that ensues in a Bride's brain while planning for her wedding...
I forgot or misunderstood something that now seems obvious. I booked our Thanksgiving flight for a day earlier than intended. How does one do this you ask? Well people like myself and my fiancé are not accustomed to taking "red eye flights" so when meaning to book a flight LEAVING Wednesday night and arriving Thursday morning... we ended up accidentally booking a red eye leaving "Wednesday morning." I curse you 12:45am. What's best about this whole picture is that I am already anxious about my fiancé meeting his FMIL, and this has only caused me to go into ulcer-level panic mode.
So that being said I decided to tell you what to do in a spot of emergency such as this.
- Do NOT Panic (per the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
- Call your Family at your destination and warn them that you are trying to fix the problem, but may be unable to.
- Check your Airline's policies and determine if it would be worthwhile to change your flight.
- If the above will not work out, call work and determine if you may be able to take an extra day off.
- Be very upset for a set amount of time and when that time has past, let it go.
By using the above steps we determined that it appeared to be a $100 change fee per ticket. A not unreasonable request. The only problem is that it is now 4:45am and I still am not able to get someone on the phone at Delta. So when all else fails, blog about it!
Addendum, the reasonable $100 change fee does NOT apply to holiday travel. They wanted a staggering $630 a piece to change the flight- it would have been cheaper to book new tickets. So we ended up just taking the red-eye a day early.