Twenty years of teaching must sure amount to something. A new friend in cyberspace suggested I ought to have a journal by now. I agree.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Getting bumped off a flight - good or bad?
It's so quiet in the house today. The kids have all gone on vacation to Hong Kong for some bonding time on their own without any of their parents. Let's see how they fare. It started as a gift to Kim for her debut in lieu of a birthday party (smart thinking, if you ask me) but as she was a first time traveler, we asked her sister who have been there twice to accompany her. As it turned out, her brothers wanted to join. So, they all tried to save their dough for their own pocket money. The aunt learned about it, joined in with her two boys and voila! Instant vacation for the guys. How lucky. The farthest I've been to when I was their age was Cabanatuan. hehehe
Anyway, I took them to the airport yesterday at around 5:30 am as their flight was scheduled to depart at 8:00 am. While I was answering emails, I got a call from my brother-in-law that they were not able to ride the plane. They were told that it was overbooked. Overbooked my a**! My wife had even confirmed their flights days before. It's either someone in CebuPacific messed up big time or they were bumped off by some VIP's. The good thing is that the guys were offered another ticket either to HK or any local destination. They opted for Palawan since they have already been to HK. Besides, Palawan is far more cheaper. (Good thinking again)
My youngest, ever the whiner, kept on complaining that he was only given one viand during lunch. hahaha, kawawang bunso. Ginutom ng airlines.