We are heading to Hobart in a couple of weekends (for 4 days of whiskey tasting and cheese platters #nomnom). And as per usual received the “you can bid for an upgrade” email. This always gets my hedonistic, slightly self entitled self salivating …. Ah, business class …
However, quickly I wake up to the harsh cold reality – for a 1 1/4 hour flight, do I need priority luggage (we are planning on doing carry on only); do I need lounge access (hold Air NZ membership card which is an affiliated Airline, so get access); do I need food from a Luke Mangan designed menu (had to google that); do I need access to movies and Tv (books, check, iPad, check) and do I require leather seats (I ain’t got anything here… Really do I?). Continue reading “Upgrade me?”
And does comprehensive cancellation insurance counterweight the decision to take the cheaper alternative flight and cover off any financial loss I may incur from not being able to attend work?
Short answer – no…. I estimate one day of lost wages removes any financial benefit I might gain from the cheaper flights. Therefore I am going to continue to take my more “expensive” option and incidentally access to the bubbles in airport lounge!
I am a complete airline snob… I tend to pay a little more than the average person when I am booking short duration trips. I have always used the excuse that the airlines I use tend to us have the least number of cancellations and I won’t miss work, however today over a post-gastronomic haze, this view of mine was challenged. Continue reading “Do I need cancellation Insurance?”