09 September 2008

What a difference a day makes....

.... 24 little hours....

On Sunday night I was packing clothes and suncream for going on our long awaited holiday to Cuba on Tuesday morning. Monday night came and so did a phone call from our travel agent saying the holiday was canceled because of Hurricane Ike working its way through Cuba - more specifically the resort we were heading to.

We were gutted - we had been looking forward to this for so long. We spent the rest of the evening trying to find a holiday we could take the next day from Gatwick seeing as we had booked flights with sleasy jet to London and back that we couldn't get refunded. We ended up missing the flight this morning because we didn't find anything, so if anyone needs a flight from Gatwick to Belfast on 24th September give me a shout... otherwise it looks like we're loosing it too.

So right now we're in the middle of trying to get another holiday sorted that will leave over the next week.

It's amazing the difference a day can make.


Image from sxc.hu

4 comments:

Chris said...

Oh man, that sucks. I didn't know you were going to go to Cuba; I'm so jealous! If we (yankees) want to go to Cuba, we have to kind of sneak in. Are you still going to try to go to Cuba or will you go somewhere else?

Alan in Belfast said...

Awww ... Note that since you didn't take the outbound flight, easyjet will likely assume you're not turning up for the return unless you phone to specifically tell them - at least, that's the way it used to be.

You can claim the tax back on the flights since you didn't take them ...

That Girl said...

I'm so disappointed on your behalf! We're leaving for the East Coast next week and I'm prepared for it to be a wet wet wet trip, if we can even get there.

Ruth E said...

Chris we were told to in no way take US dollars cos they'll think we're American and treat us as Americans so I understand that you have to fly under the radar for Cuba. We just got another holiday book for a week tomorrow heading to Egypt instead (complete opposite direction to Cuba!)

Alan I'll be looking into that today, thanks for the heads up

That Girl I hope you have a great trip! You deserve a good break