My grandma passed away and a WWYD

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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13019 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother.  Sounds like she had a full and healthy life! I’d pay the change fee and go have fun, and then try to pack in a carry on.  8 days shouldn’t be that hard to pack in a carry on… I pack for 2-3 week trips in a carry on all the time.

 

Post # 5
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’m really sorry to hear about your grandma. Mine passed away recently, too, and I know how hard it is. I would pay the change fee!

Post # 6
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13019 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sienna76:  I know, it’s hard not to be sad not matter what when you lose someone.  I thought my great grandmothers funeral (she lived to 106) would be a breeze, but it was still really hard to not be sad and not shed some tears.  Yea, I think a carry on is still do able.  You can  wear your heavy Chicago coat so that doenst take up suit case space, and then underneath is probably about the same for both cities, a few sweaters.  And then maybe toss in a light jacket.  Do you have a light down coat?  Those squish to nothing and is perfect for 50s.

ETA: Also if you have a small weekend duffle or tote, that could count as your purse/peronal item, and you can pack some things in that too if you need a little more space.

 

 

Post # 7
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3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would call the airline with your sob story and try to get out of the change fee.  Maybe you can cancel then re-book the later flight with your miles without calling it a change. 

Post # 9
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7179 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@sienna76:  I’m so sorry for your loss!  and I understand why you’d be torn!

If it were me, I’d probably want to recharge after the emotional trip vs. stay in a hotel – although, if it were a city you were excited to visit + the friend you were going to reconnect with… that would pull me towards the trip.  Also, if you aren’t someone who likes to spend time alone, I’d say definitely go to SF.

Post # 10
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856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sienna76:  I’d pay and go w/H. You’ll probably be emotional so you could use a break from work etc and won’t want to be alone. The $ is worth your sanity. So sorry ab your grandmother.

Post # 11
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3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sienna76:  There are nice people, even at airlines.

Sorry about your grandma, glad you can get a couple days to relax.

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