To be updated on July 27th, probably from Newark Airport!
But I made it to Newark.
In hindsight, I should have flown out of Dulles, or even Baltimore, or maybe just not Newark. I found the flight from EWR to CDG three months ago. It was one of the first things I bought and then I bought a bus ticket from DC to Newark (via NYC Port Authority) so that I could take, said EWR-CDG flight.
I bought this ticket from Priceline.
This plane ticket was for Hahn Airlines operated by Primera Scandinavia.
This plane ticket was for a trip from EWR-CDG that NEVER EXISTED!
YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. PRICELINE SOLD ME A TICKET TO A TRIP THAT NEVER EXISTED.
Now, I’ve had 3 hours to go through this and handle the situation, and I’m still angry, but the situation has been figured out. With the soft support from my husband, I found another flight, leaving tonight (well really, Saturday at 2am) that is going to fly into Iceland, and then transfer to fly into Paris. EWR-KEF-CDG. Super.
Presently, I’m trying to figure out why they didn’t honor my window seat reservations. I’ll talk to them in an hour about that. And, I’m trying to figure out if I’m going to make my connecting flight in KEF to get to CDG. That tale has yet to be told.
But. Something I’m proud of is that all hell broke loose, I didn’t cry, I found a new (last minute!) flight, called Priceline, explains the situation 10 times, check-in to my new airline, got Priceline to get my a refund (and maybe more tbd – and the refund will take 6-8 weeks), went through security, got to my gate, and finally went to the bathroom all in 2 hours.
Now I’m going to watch Parks and Recreation and wait until I can figure out the next step.
I am still going to Paris.
I will still see the Eiffel Tower.
I will get to my hotel room.
I will sleep.
I will not go over budget, even with buying a last minute plane ticket!
I will get to Bonn,
I will learn and this adventure will continue.