How I Ended Booking My Trip For The Wrong Month!


As a person that travels as much as I do, I give myself the credibility of being a travel expert. I’ve traveled all over the world for over 2 decades. I’m a travel deal queen. I know all the websites to find the best deals and thrive on finding them. I’ve been on hundreds of planes and I guess somewhere in between flying so much, things can go wrong. I’ve missed flights for the sake of love and adventure. I was on a plane that almost crashed once, I also had someone die on one of my flights and recently missed a flight for not waking up on time, but NEVER did I ever, book a flight for the wrong month, until recently!

Who books a flight for the WRONG MONTH!?

I’ve always been so detail oriented, but I guess it happens to the best of us, right?

The original plan was only to visit Copenhagen in Denmark, during New Years of 2016, what ended up happening was a whole other fun, sad and odd story, that turned out pretty well at the end.

I was living in Phili at the time, working long hours during the Christmas season on a side project. I was only really getting 3-4 hours of sleep on a daily base, working crazy hours.

Time was flying by so fast and the original plan before Copenhagen was going to Scotland’s famous Hogmanay New Year celebration with Contiki. I waited too long and the tour sold out, so I was looking at different alternatives. Somehow I came up with the idea of going to Copenhagen, after debating between Australia and a few other locations. However, since I waited til the last minute, tickets cost too much because I was booking everything less than 2 weeks in advance.

So I found an amazing deal for Copenhagen and said: “let’s do it!”. I booked a one-way ticket to Copenhagen and then looked up a different country that was close by that was cheap to fly into and found a flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm (Sweden) for only $57! I then found an even cheaper ticket to Heliski (Finland) for only $35 from Stockholm!

I was too excited and had to book the flights ASAP before the deal would be off. So I booked the flight from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Stockholm and somewhere in between my booking I stopped and asked myself, “why does it say Feb.4???”, mind you I was booking this ticket at 4am, after another crazy and long day at work.

Something wasn’t right. I looked back and noticed that I had booked ALL my flights for the WRONG MONTH! I kid you not, I think my heart had stopped! How could I do something so stupid!? This has never ever happened to me before, booking a flight for the wrong month?! Who does something so stupid like that, lol that would be me!

I quickly called all the airlines who told me that I could cancel it, but I won’t get my money back for 2 months! Which I believe was like $600. I figured it was pointless to cancel, maybe G*D has a special plan for me. After all, I do strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. I left my flights the way they were. I ended up booking a flight from Norway back to Los Angeles because it ended up being $200 cheaper than flying back from Finland and figured why not see another country while I’m already in Europe.

So that’s my crazy story on how I got to visit and finish off all the Scandinavian countries.

The trip ended up being amazing, although I would have honestly rather traveled to Europe for New Years when it’s not as cold as February.

This all happened on and I’ve actually noticed this almost happening to me a few other times. I’m not really sure what’s wrong with their search engine, but sometimes, it changes the month on you! However, it’s still my favorite site for airfare.

As a friendly reminder, always double and even triple check your confirmation, before clicking pay, even if you think you are 100%, make sure you’re 200% sure!



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