Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Burger Bash Blunder

I'm usually good for about a handful of dumb mistakes each year so I guess it's fitting that I made my first one yesterday, a mere 18 days into the new year.  I was working on scheduling a business trip around a big meeting in NJ on February 23rd.  I usually do a Boston trip at this time of the year so I booked a flight into NJ and then on to Boston, returning on Friday, February 27th.  I wasn't too happy that I had to book the flight on JetBlue out of Ft. Lauderdale because I prefer to fly American Airlines out of Miami but the fares weren't even in the same solar system so I went with JetBlue.  Plus, I'd be getting back at a reasonable time on Friday night so it worked out...or so I thought.

Sitting at my desk today, I decided to take a little break and surf the internet for a few minutes.  I can't quite recall what made me think of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival but that is when my dumb move dawned on me - I had booked this business trip at the same time as SBWFF and now wouldn't be in Miami for the Amstel Light Burger Bash!  "Dammit!" was all that could be heard from my office at that moment.  It was such a bonehead move.  I tried checking flights to get me back into Ft. Lauderdale around 5pm but no dice.  My proverbial goose was cooked.

So now a ticket I purchased about 4 months ago is useless since I won't even be in Miami.  I would like to sell the ticket to someone who is eager to stuff their face with burgers and beer on the sands of South Beach.  If you or someone you know would like to buy my ticket, please comment and we can work something out.


paula said...

I still can't believe it! ;)

Rick said...

Wait...you "prefer" to fly American out of Miami? Really? With all the bitchin' you do about MIA and it's luggage service, Fort Lauderdale must really be the pits. Or is it Jet Blue? My experiences with Jet Blue have always been good ones. And they got the teevees. :)


SteveBM said...

Paula - Yes, it sucks. And on top of it all, I didn't stay the weekend in Boston because that other dinner was scheduled for that Saturday and now it's not happening. Ugh.

Rick - Honestly, I just can't stand the 40 minute drive. It sucks when you get back from a trip and you're tired. MIA is 10 minutes from my house. Plus, I like the parking at MIA much better, the FastPark lot that is. And you should know from watching Up In the Air that it's all about the miles...