And this is why I shouldn't let DH book travel plans…

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
15014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

8:45 am out of NY, ugh, not fun. I feel you, my dh would do something similar I’m sure. I never let him plan those types of things for that reason, I’ve learned the hard way too. Sorry lady, but I’m sure you’ll still have a blast. 


Post # 4
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Baroness_Meg:  I’m probably going to be the Black Sheep on this board, but I am going to give some props to your DH for taking the initiative to even try to help make arrangements because many guys would just dump it on the woman. Sounds like he did everything great except for having you guys leave a little earlier than you wanted. Annoying, yes. Reason not to let him make travel plans again? No.

Hopefully you guys have fun 🙂

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve given FI the work of planning our honeymoon since he doesn’t care about planning the wedding. To say that I’m paranoid something like this will happen is an understatement.

Post # 8
397 posts
Helper bee



Awww I’m sorry. But now will your hotel be located in Manhattan? Just think of it like this…with the 20 mins of training into the city and back each day…that alone would eat up a big chunk of time. So at least you will be right where the action is 🙂  You will have a blast regardless and will definitely be back one day.


Don’t let it ruin your trip, and try not to be hard on him, I’m sure he feels reeeeeally bad


Post # 9
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Baroness_Meg:  My dad did this a few years ago with my mom. He booked flights leaving Vegas (to come home) at 7 am instead of 7 pm. It was an honest mistake, but he lets her book the flights from now on. We all have strengths in life. My FI can fix anything that breaks in the house, but can’t plan anything. It sucks, and it isn’t convenient, and you should learn from your mistakes, but don’t let it ruin your whole trip.

Post # 10
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Well you do lose some time but I still think you will have an AMAZING trip! Sounds like fun!

Post # 11
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Did he know you wanted to leave that early?

Either way, I feel ya, totally sounds like something my guy would do too  :/  I’m like PP, I don’t even bother asking him to help plan these things.  He can barely even pack for a trip… I have to be like “Did you bring a toothbrush?  How about socks?” Haha.  So competent in some ways and helpless in other.

Post # 12
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My FI travels for work ALL THE TIME so he is a pro at making travel arrangements, getting upgrades, etc. As long as we agree on the general terms, I’ll let him handle everything. 

Post # 13
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, this makes me really appreciate my husband.  He always makes all our travel arrangements and he’s great at it.  I’m lucky.  Nothing can screw up a trip more than bad arrangements, yikes, I feel for you, OP.

Post # 14
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Baroness_Meg:  Sorry to TJ but I see you’re in Ontario! I was wondering what kind of deal you got for hotel/flights outta Ontario to NYC at this time of year. My fiance has never been to NYC and is DESPERATE to go at Christmastime!

Post # 16
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ooooooh I feel for you… an 8:45 AM International Flight out of NYCity will suck !!

Good gosh you’ll have to be up and checked out of your Hotel at some ungodly hour… I would be peeved too.

Mr TTR & I travel a lot… we always vet everything past one another in its entirity before we make a booking.

I do most of the research… but I NEVER would just book anything without us having EXTENSVIELY talked it all thru.

Hopefully you can get this all rectified without having to spend a fortune

I once upon a time was able to get out of an expensive Non-Refundable / “charge to make changes” when I made an honest mistake, by calling the company and explaining… in my case it was a date thing… I accidently booked the date that I was making the booking on (didn’t change the calendar) vs the date I actually wanted.

You might want to tell them you picked 8:45 AM when you were looking for 8:45 PM… worth a shot.

*Fingers Crossed* you can do the same.


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