Listening to: Tron on TV
We were supposed to leave for Sri Lank this morning. We woke up early, ran around eating breakfast, packing last minute things and making sure our passports and tickets were in our pockets. The cab came on time and we drove the hour to the airport. When we got there, we were told that our flight was preponed and that we were too late to get on it. Wait, what? Tell me this, who prepones a flight? I’ve been flying all over the place my entire life, and I’ve never heard of preponing and flight. Our travel agent, Yatra, apparently was supposed to let us know about this change. Had they done that, we would have gone earlier to the airport. It was a big problem because we were supposed to fly into Chennai and then catch a connecting flight to Colombo. The only flight available was at 5 pm, and then we’d have to stay overnight in Chennai, at our own expense. After about 4 hours of arguing on the phone, we arrived at a compromise that we would move our trip forward by 1 day. Since we were flying into Chennai and then on to Sri Lanka , it wasn’t possible to go later in the day today.
I was rather pissed that Yatra tried to blame us for coming late and then wanted us to go some crazy route (through Mumbai!) and get to Columbo at 4 am. Um yeah, take some more crack lady, cause that ain’t happening. Where the hell is the logic there? Go north to Mumbai and then way back south. All so you don’t have to move our hotel reservations 1 day later. I love watching my husband take on people who try to pull this tom foolery. It’s the only time the Buddha man (albeing not a laughing Buddha, Daddy G is a toothpick!) gets worked up and yells at people about stuff. It’s sexy.
See, this leads to bad PR Yatra, very bad PR for you. People, be wary of Yatra. Traditional travel agents are a smarter idea, even if they are a little more expensive.
So, it turned out ok, because I really needed the 3 hour nap I took after we went back home because I am a book junkie and stayed up late last night reading. Hopefully tomorrow morning goes more smoothly!