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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Tuesday (9/9/08) 4:49pm - ... wherein the week tries to set some sort of record for awfulness.

So it turns out that my flight to Norfolk -- you know, the one that I bought in early August?  Yeah, I must have botched the purchase somehow, because the reservation never went through.  I had no ticket for my trip to DCBX.  DCBX is this weekend.

I went ahead and spent $250 on a brand-new ticket to Norfolk.  It's a nonrefundable ticket, so if I'm still sickly by Friday, then I stay home and I lose $250.  And of course, in the meantime, there's not a damn thing I can do to get better faster, apart from taking it easy, taking medications, and keeping my sinuses clean.  I only hope I'm not stupid/foolhardy enough to travel to DCBX if I'm still sick.  Traveling while ill is just plain miserable.

After this, I may put a kibosh on traveling to dance events until I stop coming down with lingering sinus infections -- which may be 'never'.

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From:la_directora
Date:Tuesday (9/9/08) 6:43pm
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It's a nonrefundable ticket, so if I'm still sickly by Friday, then I stay home and I lose $250.

Absolutely not. Most airlines have a set fee they charge for non-refundable tickets, and it's normally around $100-150. So if you are too sick to go, call the airline BEFORE that plane is scheduled to take off and let them know you are too sick to travel. You should end up with some amount of credit to be used toward a future ticket with that airline. Most likely not the full amount, but better than losing it all.

Though, even better, feel well soon so you can go. :)
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From:hujhax
Date:Tuesday (9/9/08) 7:59pm
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Thanks for the tip and the well-wishes!
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