Due to the first of our three flights on the journey home being cancelled with no replacement that day (thanks for that, British Airways) we’re heading home today instead of tomorrow! I’m rather annoyed, especially as they flat out refused to compensate me for the accommodation we already have booked at home for tonight, and in general gave me a bit of a runaround in trying to rebook things. The least they could do is upgrade us to business class no?
Still, I’m thankful that 1) I actually keep track of my email, otherwise I would have found out about the cancellation at the airport; 2) we’re in Barcelona already so can make it to an earlier flight; 3) we didn’t have any major plans for that final day; 4) I’m in a position to spend an hour on the phone sorting out alternative arrangements and 5) we have insurance. There have been trips where none of those would have been the case, and flying internationally is stressful enough without extra complications! If you’re ever in our position and have to rebook things, I heartily recommend using Skype over wifi with some purchased credit – spending an hour on hold at international phonecall rates can get very expensive very quickly.
Fingers crossed for an easy and uneventful flight home!