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    Changed Flight Penalty!

    Bummer.... too much snow this winter. My DW (the teacher) has to work our original departure day to make up a school day lost to a storm. Cost us 570 more to reschedule to the next day on JetBlue outta Boston for the end of June. Oh well, at least we get to go! I think the toughest part is having to wait the extra day to go!

    So rattled that I cannot even spell Penalty!

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    Oh my gosh! That seems like an awful lot just to change flights. How many people are going? Glad you still get to go, but I know you hate missing any time at all in Aruba. We lost a couple days, due to our flight being canceled because of a snowstorm a few years ago, and we were really bummed. I know you'll have a great time once you get there.

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    Wouldn't it have been more cost effective to get docked a day's pay rather than spend $570 to change the flights? (This is the accountant in me thinking out loud)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatteras View Post
    Oh my gosh! That seems like an awful lot just to change flights. How many people are going? Glad you still get to go, but I know you hate missing any time at all in Aruba. We lost a couple days, due to our flight being canceled because of a snowstorm a few years ago, and we were really bummed. I know you'll have a great time once you get there.
    Just the 2 of us.... it was 285/each.... lost a night... but still have 7 left... Always have a great time at the Radisson. Looking to make up with a few extra days for 2014!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnyda View Post
    Wouldn't it have been more cost effective to get docked a day's pay rather than spend $570 to change the flights? (This is the accountant in me thinking out loud)
    In the school system... it would be disiplinary action for any teacher that misses the last day of school.... trust me, we looked at that! In fact, DW is not the only one who had to change vacation plans.... damn snow!

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    That is such a shame. I'm really surprised at the high expense. Hope when you get there you have such a great time you're able to forget about the inconvenience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Just the 2 of us.... it was 285/each.... lost a night... but still have 7 left... Always have a great time at the Radisson. Looking to make up with a few extra days for 2014!
    I am really surprised since Delta is only $150 pp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I am really surprised since Delta is only $150 pp.
    $150 is just the change fee - if the flights are higher you need to pay that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    In the school system... it would be disiplinary action for any teacher that misses the last day of school.... trust me, we looked at that! In fact, DW is not the only one who had to change vacation plans.... damn snow!

    Yeah - I come from a family of teachers--- it's tough. Although - my sis works for a NJ school district and when they cancelled a day off in February -- they said anyone that has travel plans booked with evidence is permitted to take the day off - everyone else must be there. I was impressed they did that. But I think there were a lot of people that had planned trips and were going to have to change plans.

    I guess in the end - what matters is you are still going.

    My winter plans just may have gotten a monkey wrench - my company just changed ownership and the new company wants their financial reports on the 5th day of the month rather than the 10th.... Uh oh - I am away in January until the 5th!! ha - I am sure I can talk my way out of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    In the school system... it would be disiplinary action for any teacher that misses the last day of school.... trust me, we looked at that! In fact, DW is not the only one who had to change vacation plans.... damn snow!
    I worked for the school system here in our area in Va. for many, many years. They frown on teachers taking any vacation time off around here, since we have so much time off in the summer, Christmas, and spring break. That's a shame. I've seen situations like this go both ways, depending on the administration at the time. We don't get President's Week off down here. I'd never heard of it until I went to Aruba. I wish we did.

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