Friday I sent an email to my Travel Agent to put down another payment on my September trip to Hawaii. It’s awesome being able to make payments. It takes a load of stress off! She sent an email back explaining that American Airlines no longer offers the non-stop from O Hare to Honolulu! I had to pick from two new flights. It was a no brainer about which one to pick. The one flight wouldn’t get us there until almost 8pm! Obviously I picked the flight that has us landing around 2:30pm. Our outbound flight changed as well but now we have an extra three hours to spend on our last day there. Luckily, since we’ve already booked everything and made payments (my friend has her part of the trip paid off) the prices of the flights are locked in. We’re extremely lucky because the flights went up $500 each! Can you believe that? It just goes to show when you find a great deal, jump on it. Even if it’s months ahead of your trip, do it.
I will add I’m not 100% shocked there was a change. When booking a flight that far in advance, there’s always a chance the time might change or something small. I am surprised that the whole leg was canned though. To be fair, it’s not just my flight but all non-stops to Honolulu from Chicago. Interesting, eh?