I was looking at some flights yesterday, as I’ve been pondering a trip sometime in the fall – although haven’t decided where I want to go (as per usual, I’m being spontaneous in my choice). I noticed the significant price hike in the air fares and was shocked. What….the….hell?
This is a huge bummer for me because I have been accumulating lieu days like you wouldn’t believe and my hope was to go away for a few days in the fall. Now, I’m not so sure anymore. It just pains me to fork out so much money for a flight that is only 2 – 4 hours at the most dependent on where I end up. Maybe I’m just being cheap, although I’ve never been known to be cheap, but it just doesn’t feel right to pay so much for such a short flight.
On the other hand, I’m dying to go away. Of course, when am I ever not dying to go away? Ok, that’s not the point, the point is that this is a big hindrance for me for future travels if I’m going to have to pay an extra $100 – 115 because of fuel costs and whatever else the airlines make-up to charge us more. I have to re-juggle my budget for travel now. Ugh.
I’m annoyed. Can you tell? Therefore all the bitching and complaining. Anyways, not much I can do about it I suppose. I have to suck it up if I want to go somewhere, otherwise my other option is to do something locally for this year and save my money for a trip next year. And, that’s not a bad idea. I wouldn’t mind exploring the Niagara region, there’s trails I could try and wine tasting I could do…ok, not so much since I don’t drink, but you get the picture, there’s much to do right where I already am. Hm…I’m getting encouraged by this.
Well, whatever I decide, I’m using my lieu days. I earned them. 😉