Irritation Turns To Elation

We got really irritated last night when we got a message, without details, that one of our upcoming flights for our trip to Vietnam had been changed at 10 PM. Not long before bed, our blood pressure shot up. We were going to have to see what the heck was going on or we wouldn’t be able to calm down to sleep. Wondering what fresh hell this was, my wife set to work.

As it turns out, one of the flights my wife had booked coming back was no longer being flown. They had another that was actually a shorter flight but in the same time range, which we changed to. My wife was confused though, wondering how the flight could get us in so much earlier. Then she realized what she had done.


Apparently, she’d gone for the cheapest flight package back without noticing flight duration. It went from Ho Chi Minh to Newark, and then from Newark to Denver. We didn’t think it was being run this way, but apparently it flew PAST Denver from Ho Chi Minh to get to Newark.  We were going to fly 1700 miles past home in order to then fly 1700 miles back.


She just didn’t notice this. Not thinking someone would run a flight like that when they didn’t have to, she didn’t pay that much attention to flight duration. She assumed it would be 11 hours or something.

We were actually relieved that this Ho Chi Minh flight to Newark was cancelled by the end of things. Now we have a four hour flight and a ten hour flight coming back rather than a twenty hour flight and a then a four hour flight.

This is better.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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