Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now? (ericcoleman) wrote,
Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?
ericcoleman

And they wonder ...

Airlines wonder why they are losing money ... simple ... they give crap service.

I'm scrambling to find a fare I can afford to get to NC later this week. My grandmother is dying, probably in the next day or two. My mother is deep in chemo and can't fly with any real degree of safety to her health.

So I'm trying to get to NC so I can drive my mother to WV for the services. Neither of us are going to try to get there before. My grandmother is out and will be till the end, so she wouldnt be aware of us being there. My mother cannot skip chemo this week, more detail on that at a later date.

None of the airlines will give a bereavement fare. Well, one will but only one way. The attitude seems to be that they don't give the fare if the plane is anywhere near full ... dosn't that negate the idea of the bereavement fare ???

I may hit the road tomorrow afternoon.

One of the things that this means ...

My long fight to make it to Congenial seems to be lost. The money to do it appeared last week ... I informed them that it was going to happen, but now there is no chance ... I so needed that weekend ... just for the relaxation if nothing else

And the folks who run the festival in St Louis havent answered my email from last week ... so the next two (and last booked at this time till we find out what the money situation is, it may be months before another road trip) seem to both be in peril ... ok, the St Louis probably isn't, but I am in alarmist mode at the moment.

So how is your day ???

edit

It looks like flying Southwestern out of Omaha is less than any of the special fares I have seen. So that looks like what I am going to do.
Tags: congenial, spirit, wv
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