So the trip to China is out. Mister did get a valid passport finally, but we decided that two weeks of vacation in this economy is crazy. It’s a long story, but it would not be a good idea for him to be gone from work that long. However, one week would be fine. So where shall we go?
I called Delta Airlines to check how many miles Mister has and, depressingly enough, his 240,000 miles expired last month. Last month! But for $1900 we can buy them back. Isn’t Delta sweet to offer that to us? Of course Delta is now charging 90,000 miles to go to Europe anyway. Last year it cost 70,000 miles.
I was beginning to freak out and curse Delta when I just happened to notice on my computer that British airways is having a sale to Europe. Brace yourselves for this: A roundtrip ticket from Houston to London is $76. Yes, you read that right. $76. Tax is $343, though, so it’s not quite the steal you’d expect. But you’d have to pay that even if you got a frequent flyer ticket.
Knowing Mister, he’ll think about it for so long that all the good airfares will be gone and we’ll end up spending a weekend in stupid San Antonio.
P.S. Guess who will never be flying again on Delta? That’s right–nobody in my family. And out of spite (and solidarity) I urge you to think twice about flying on Delta as well. It’s not like they ever have the cheapest airfares anyway. Stupid jerks.