REAL Travel Day STRESS-Day 2 MUCH BETTER!!
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05:07am 07:09 am & BEGGGGGGG!!
I just tried to do the online check-in, British Airways site say‚Äôs my record locater incorrect. Did not Freak-OUT the first 6 times I reentered it, 7th time was the charm. Called Orbtiz, spent 5 minutes pushing #‚Äôs on the phone & repeating Louder & LOUDER I NEED TO TALK TO A REAL PERSON! Explain the problem as calmly as I can which was no easy task in my present state. The nice lady put me on hold, when she returns says the problem is the ticket is booked under Old School Bill, ask if that is the name on my passport, which of course it is not, puts me on hold Again to call BA, blood pressure going up while on hold, neighbor calls says loud pencil taping noise made the dog bark waking up baby who will not go back to sleep ‚ÄúHave a nice trip As- ----!!‚ÄĚ. Rep comes back says BA not open for 1 hr & 25 minutes, call Orbtiz back & they will try to fix.
Everything will be OK
EveryBody NOW Sing it with Me!!
Called Orbitz back, put back on hold the dog started barking again, wait for what seems hours. Orbitz lady comes back on & says we have two Options as BA will not change the name on the ticket. Orbitz lady says call back & talk to Orbitz International department which does not open till 09:00 am or just rebook at a much higher cost and And she said of course there would be no refund on the screwed up ticket. I don‚Äôt like either option so I chose the callback option for now!! I will keep you informed.
Screw it I am headed to the Airport talk to BA with Old School Hat & Laptop
Wish me Luck!!
Just got back from TIA no one at BA ticket counter till 15:00 I am going nutzzz!! On hold to Orbitz International Deptartment again!! Going to check Tampa to Amsterdan flight just in case!!
Dear Mr Old School Dumb Ass
This is David, the supervisor from Orbitz that you were able to talk to this morning about your tickets with British Airways. I am sending this email since your phone has been on a busy tone for the last 20 minutes.
I called British Airways and I regret to inform that name change is not permitted. They, however, presented the following two options:
1. Cancel the reservation and have the international taxes. Full refund is not an option since this is a nonrefundable ticket, or
2. Rebook the same itinerary using current fares and then refund the old ticket amount with a 20.00 USD processing fee.
I apologize but we are only limited to these options.
Thank you for your patience and for your time.
Just got off the phone with a very nice lady from British Airways who was very helpful & put my real name & e-mail address which starts with starts with oldschoolbill & agreed with me that I am not too bright on my BA info. She said the options are the person at the check in counter will also agree that I am a dumb ass & let me board. Or I don‚Äôt like this one, cancel & reissue at the last minute price which is 3.5 time the price of the ticket I screwed up. Whatever happens I will be in Amsterdam just like beforemaybe just with considerably less money.
Nothing will stop the Planes Trains & Automobiles 2009 OSB & TUGA‚Äôs European Vacation
See everyone soon!!
Tuga just called back still laughing with tears running down his face saying he hurt his knee when he fell off his chair the first time, you just gotta love Good friends!!
Tampa International Airport
I made it to the gate will worry about the return in a couple of weeks.
Please please check all e-tickets as soon as you you print them out.
Get Ready AMSTERDAM ‚ÄėCause I Come
British Airways flight 2166 is delayed. Departure from Tampa International (TPA) is now estimated at 6:55PM.Please note this does not change your original check-in time. Primary traveler name:OLDSCHOOL BILL.
British Airways flight 2166 is delayed. Departure from Tampa International (TPA) is now estimated at 7:01PM.Please note this does not change your original check-in time. Primary traveler name:OLDSCHOOL BILL. Your Orbitz record locator for this trip is A
All is well!!I am in Gatwick Airport waiting for flight to Amsterdam. Got lots of sleep. Going to have BIG FUNN!!
Please be careful My Friends when making reservations so you don‚Äôt have this *&^%$#$%^&* stress on what should be a great day!!