Today was supposed to be my flight to London but I woke up feeling ill. I have been thoroughly exhausted at work, feeling run down, and I think the stress has caught up with me. I just called Virgin Atlantic to inquire about my travel woes and although I didn’t mind the $300 change fee, I DID mind the $400 “no show” fee. The woman on the phone said that I would be considered a “no show” even though I am calling them to tell them that I can’t make the flight. She insisted that I must rebook my flight TODAY. But how could I rearrange my travel when I just woke up feeling sick and all I want to do is go back to bed? This got me angry so I couldn’t go back to bed. I called my credit card company, Chase Sapphire, to help me argue with the $100 difference of the $300 change fee vs. the $400 “no show” fee. At this point it wasn’t about the money; it was about the principle. I, apparently, have some sort of travel insurance on my Visa card that could possibly give me a refund! I initiated a claim so we’ll see what happens.
I have never missed a flight (except for a connecting flight that took off early from Miami to Barcelona. Ugh!) But now that I’m off from work, what am I going to do with myself? I always thought a “staycation” was lame, especially since I’ve been afflicted with WanderLust for the past three years. Maybe this is a sign for me to slow down. I feel like I’m always running. Is WanderLust just a way of running away from my problems? I have a headache and it’s only 10 a.m. I will go back to bed now and when I wake up, I hope to have some clarity.