- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
DH and I are planning to make our first ever trip to NYC from December 26-29, and have been planning for the last week or so, going back and forth between staying at a hotel or at an airbnb property. I was leaning towards an airbnb property because we found and were pre-approved for a nice apartment just across the Hudson in Astoria, 20 minute train ride to Time Square, and it was only $555 for 3 nights total, for an entire apartment.
DH has been leaning towards a hotel, but they are ridiculously expensive in Manhattan. Finally he told me to confirm our airbnb rental with the host, so I sent her a message, then not twenty minutes later he told me to cancel that, he found a good package deal for flight and hotel, with the flight departing/arriving to the airport that is closer to our house. OK fine, I felt like a jerk for having to message this woman back and tell her to forget it, we changed our minds in the last twenty minutes, but whatever, I’ll live.
So I let DH book this package, and after he is done booking, I realize that he never told me our flight times. I had been planning on leaving mid evening on Sunday the 29th so we could get another almost full day in NYC to explore. Apparently though, HE DIDN’T EVEN CHECK THE FLIGHT TIMES BEFORE HE FINALIZED THE TRIP, and our flight home leaves at 8:45AM!!!!
I had a bit of a temper tantrum, cried a bit (I friggen hate hormones) and he felt horrible, and said he would call the airline today to change the flight home. Well, I checked the airline’s website today, and because we got the basic airfare, it’s going to cost $200 EACH to change our flight, PLUS the fare difference. So we would have to pay $600 to change our friggen flights. DH said he is going to try to get around it, but I am not sure he will be able to, and I am just straight up annoyed/ticked off.
And this, Bees, is why I should never let him book our travel plans on his own. 🙁