I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS?!

I just spent three hundred seventy eight dollars to fly from Fort Lauderdale to Baltimore for Thanksgiving.

ON SOUTHWEST.

THE GREYHOUND OF THE SKIES.

Sick.

But... it's not the seven hundred dollars with a stop that American would have charged me... so go me.

I guess.

I'm a smart shopper. Even if it means I have to put up with awful white trash. Hopefully Lauren will be on my flight, and we can protect each other.

9 Comments:

Blogger JB said...

Come on-- Southwest is *not* that bad, especially if you're in the A boarding group and you can sit up front. 9 times out of 10 they run on time, too. I think they have the best frequent flyer program as well-- a handful of sub-$100 flights between FLL and TPA and my ski trip flight was free. I'd say Spirit is 100 times worse-- you don't even get peanuts on a Spirit flight.

10:55 AM

 
Blogger Rootietoot said...

dang, that's almost as much as a decent pair of shoes.

1:58 PM

 
Blogger Laura said...

I can't believe you waited until a month ahead of time to book your Thanksgiving flight! I tried to book my flight home for Thanksgiving in July and it was already over $600; hence why I'm not going home for Thanksgiving.

1:09 PM

 
Blogger SuperBee said...

Yeah, sue me. I've been busy, and now I'm paying for it. Still. That's a LOT of money to have to be crammed next to an obese and inconsiderate retard from Brevard County who's headed up north to Calvert County for a very White-Trash Thanksgiving...

Heaven forbid they be going to Glen-Burnie...or Arbutus. Or Gambrills...

I hate flying with the lowest-common-denominator that you find on Southwest. I hate flying Coach, period, but Southwest...? ::shudder::

8:07 AM

 
Anonymous Adrienne said...

I bought mine like 3 months ago and it was like $450 and I normally fly home for around $250 RT. Go to kayak.com. They have the best airfare deals. The only one they don't search is southwest.

Despite the monetary drama, seeing how we will both be in MD for Spanksgiving, and seeing how my parents will insist that I see their new house and seeing how their new house is a hop, skip and a jump from your parents house....can we make out during Spanksgiving?

10:37 AM

 
Blogger SuperBee said...

Darling:

Of course we can. Tell your parents Welcome to Hickory Ridge...

And not to shop at the Hickory Ridge Giant, but to go to the Safeway in Harper's Choice.

(Although, I went to the Hickory Ridge Giant when I was home for R.H., and it was the most ridiculously dated experience of my LIFE. Granted, I remember when it opened in 1992, but I didn't realize that time had stood still there! And freakiest of all was that when that Giant was new it was one of the REALLY nice ones (besides Dorsey Hall) and while it's still a "good" Giant (better than Wilde Lake's) like... take a look up at the walls where there's the bleached oak border and the Red Neon "FROZEN FOODS" sign, and tell me it's not totally late 80s.

I can't wait to go home to my "Frozen in the early 90s" hometown.

I love Maryland. So much.

12:36 PM

 
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Harpers Choice? Are you insane? Do you like getting shot? Harper's Choice is TOTALLY the Columbia version of East Baltimore!

I do remember when the Hickory Ridge Giant opened and it's all anyone could talk about (sad, really sad). We didn't even have a Giant back then by our house in the boonies. Now my parents have been spoiled by the River Hill Giant which kicks Dorsey Hall's ass. I've told them to get rid of this foolish notion of going back in time in Columbia and to just buy a fabulous house in Bethesda, but they refuse to listen to me. It's really all a selfish plea to get them close to a metro stop, so I can get drunk in DC when I'm home!

3:57 PM

 
Blogger SuperBee said...

Here's a kicker: do you realize that when the Hickory Ridge Giant opened up, I'm pretty sure that's the summer I met you... 1992.

I remember being really excited that I could ride my bike to a Taco Bell. I wonder what happened to that Taco Bell... did it become a bank? There was totally a Taco Bell there, right? Or is it that they PLANNED a Taco Bell, and it never opened?

And for the record, I have to sell the Coral Gables residence so my parents can dump the equity into the new Silver Spring residence. It's going to be phatty.

P.S. Have you been to Silver Spring lately? It did a 180 degree turnaround. I'm aghast. They even have a WHOLE FOODS, Adrienne. A WHOLE FOODS. And the place that Mummy and Daddy are closing on is, oh, a block away. I think my little Bro. gets to live there. Ergo, I'm going to make him give me a key, and I, too, will have a place to crash in D.C. :)

8:20 PM

 
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Downtown Silver Spring is sooo amazing now! Ever since AFI and The Discovery Channel moved in, it kicked the ghetto farther into South East DC and is trying to be its own little Bethesda. Yay for gentrification! The houses there are adorable and right by the metro, good bagels, good shopping and yes, Whole Paycheck, everyone's favorite fake organic place (right next to McD's). God bless America!

There was in fact a Taco Bell in Hickory Ridge. My brother did a work study program there in high school. Hilarious, I know. Only Atholton HS allows work study at the neighborhood Taco Hell!

9:52 AM

 

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