Dec 06, 2018

I just got a massive refund

We have been planning our next trip to Europe, leaving May 15th, for six weeks.  This trip will be using the last of our Aeroplan points and we are once again traveling business class.  I booked our flights this last July.   We had to go with what we could book at the time and that involved traveling Air Canada from Vancouver to Frankfurt and then onto Istanbul, etc.  There is a huge tax surcharge traveling on Air Canada even though Aeroplan is associated with Air Canada.  We paid what we had to and then were free to plan the stops on our trip and book our accommodation.

I had made a note to recheck our flights and so I did that this past Tuesday.   By leaving just one day earlier we are able to reroute via Montreal and traveling from there on Turkish Airlines, our favorite airline.  We only changed the overseas flight and I was shocked at how much the refund was going to be.  I was pretty sure that the booking agent had made an error but when I checked just an hour ago the refund had been credited to our Visa account.  There was a $250.00 change fee but taking that into consideration I am still getting a $1658.80CAD refund 😯  😆

The new routing also gave us another two nights at our first destination.  The only problem was that our Airbnb was not available. So I have spent all of yesterday and today on the computer trying to find a new place to stay.  Not even a beach walk!!  Nothing is perfect but we have found something that might work.  It is middle of the night there so I will have to check back in the morning.  The best part is that for the same amount of money we will be getting five nights for the same price as our original three nights 😀   If I were back home I would be rushing out to buy a lottery ticket.

If you want to see how our flight went on Turkish Airlines this past May, please click here.  We loved traveling with them and are thrilled to be doing so yet again.  Then there is that refund to enjoy 😎

Happy hour from Diane and Pierre’s last evening.

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13 Responses to “I just got a massive refund”

  1. Marie B Weber says:

    Great. You are amazing. Keeping up with all that paperwork is something I am bad with.

    • contessa says:

      Sadly I am a detailed person and it drives me crazy at times. I would like to just let it all go but that goes against my nature.

  2. Carol says:

    now that was a good deal don’t they have lottery here?

  3. George Yates says:

    Now that is one real bonus of a refund, that calls for a party.

  4. Alan Brechin says:

    So nice when a windfall comes your way. Found money. Yes!! We are travelling Vanc- Toronto for Christmas via AirCanada. I’m embarrased to say what they are charging us but the fact it is Christmas, the ball is in their court

    • contessa says:

      Yes, found money as we had already paid. It will just against all the up coming expenses. Traveling in Canada is so very expensive as opposed to travel within or out of the US and within Europe.

  5. Great refund! What about a 1 night in an airport hotel? They usually are pretty reasonable and don’t worry when you arrive in the middle of the night.

    • contessa says:

      I am good. We found a good Airbnb and they are okay with us checking in at 11PM or a bit later based on customs etc. I would rather just unpack once in those five days. So proud of myself for getting that refund but it just shows how much our Canadian airlines overcharge.

  6. Deb says:

    That is a huge refund. Hopefully you find something that works for you and all goes well.

  7. Maxx Trails says:

    Nice refund! It sounds like a good day money wise … and another beautiful sunset 🙂

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