This weekend we are away in Florida celebrating T.’s birthday, our anniversary, and me getting US citizenship last week 🙂 Normally we celebrate locally, most of the time at home, but this time is different. T. has a few meetings and his employer is paying for a hotel here in Palm Beach. Spouses can tag along so we are making a weekend out of it. 🙂 And while we had to purchase our own flights, it’s turning into the most frugal vacation we’ve ever taken.
Let me start from the beginning. So we are sitting on a plane on Friday at 8 AM at JFK and hear the announcement that our fuel tank needs to be refilled. Then, an hour later we hear that there is an issue with the engine. After that, the wings needed to be de-iced. To make a long story short, we got to sit six hours on a plane without moving. Frustrating? Sure. But after we called Delta and complained, we got $400 each to make up for it. I shall also say that we only paid $97 per person per ticket. We made $606 right there in flight credits and still made it by 4pm not missing a thing. :)! This will be a return flight somewhere for the both of us.
If you ever get delayed for more than 3 hours (or possibly even less, depending on airlines), make sure to check what compensation you are entitled to.
The hotel suite and taxes are fully covered but we found out that the parking is not so we parked five minutes away and took an Uber for five dollars instead of shelling out $30 per day to valet our rental car at the hotel. That’s how we roll.
Have you watched that episode of “Friends” where Ross stays at a hotel and takes basically everything that is complementary? Well, Ross has met his match! That’s me, baby 🙂
Between two bathrooms and two coffee & tea set ups as well as complementary slippers and flip-flops I am ending up with a bag full of goodies.
We are enjoying free meals and I am also grabbing either an apple or a banana every time we are in the lobby. They will be a perfect snack for the plane back tonight.
Can you blame me? Would you be also stocking up, or is it just me? I mean it’s already included in the suite’s crazy price anyway so I don’t even feel bad about it, should I?