CHANGES IN FLIGHT ITINERARY
On Friday I received a call from United telling me that my flight from DC to Chicago had been cancelled. What?! Being the helpful airline that they are, United had re-booked me on a flight the following day. Right, fly in Saturday, fly out Sunday as though I wanted to spend more time on the airplane then on the ground in CA. After a brief discussion with a United agent I was re-booked on a direct flight leaving that evening and getting me into Sacramento earlier than my original flight. Perfect!
Unfortunately all weekend I had this nagging feeling that my return flight back home was going to leave me stranded in Chicago. How wrong was I! When I arrived at the airport Sunday I learned that the Sacramento-Chicago leg of my flight was overbooked. Being the helpful individual that I am, I offered to rearrange my flight so instead of flying home that afternoon, I was rerouted through LA and booked on a red-eye back to DC that evening. Why would I do that?
- Because it gave me 7 hours in LA to hang out with my ex-roommate and one of my close friends from college. Added bonus it was that friend's birthday so we got to have a celebratory dinner together.
- Because the red-eye flight was a first class ticket.
- Because I arrived home from a vacation on a frequent flyer ticket with a voucher for another round-trip ticket anywhere in the US.