Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

Two and a half trips

I got quite a surprise at the airport today! January 15th is the last day to pay the taxes on and validate your guest passes aka stand by tickets on Alaska/horizon Airlines. I drove down to the airport and stood in line with other folks who also waited until the last possible minute.

I must have misunderstood the student that gifted these to me (a common occurrence with the disability). Or maybe she just gave me more tickets than she intended. But instead of 1 round trip ticket and 1 one way ticket, it turns out she gave me 2 round trip tickets and a one way ticket. So there I was with an extra trip and I had to decide quickly where I wanted to go this year. So here's what I ended up paying for:

  • One round trip ticket to Los Angeles - $69.21
  • One round trip ticket to Las Vegas - $65.55
  • A one way ticket to Los Angeles - $34.60

In 90 days I either have to use them or renew them. And once I renew them, I have the option of choosing a new location. So I could go to New York or Hawaii (if Horizon flies to Hawaii) instead of Las Vegas. Stand by tickets are not a guaranteed seat of course. But I flew standby to Europe back in '99 so I know the drill.

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