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Flight woe - My most expensive mistake - An update!

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Here's a little exciting update from the last post. After learning that the flight ticket I originally bought was non-refundable, I pretty much gave up hope that I'll be able to claim for anything in return. I tried checking with my bank to see if my credit card insurance covers any of the missed flight drama but of course, it doesn't because it wasn't due to any missed flights incidents. So after learning that, I just gave up and was ready to bear the entire costs on my shoulder until a little voice tells me to check American Airlines website online.

And so I did and found the refunds page and read through it. Eventually, I clicked on their 'Contact Us' page and decided to fill up a form anyway knowing full well that it's a non-refundable ticket. I explained what happened in full details and how it was an honest mistake that we overlooked the midnight flight timing, etc and just asked if any leg of my flight is eligible for refund. At this stage, I was jus…

Flight woe - my most expensive mistake to date!

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It's that time of the year again where the wife makes her annual return home to spend time with her family in Michigan over the school break. After doing this for a few years now, you'd think we'd be somewhat of an expert when booking the flight tickets but, we messed up big time this year. Why I put the blame on us is because;

1. I was the one who booked the tickets.
2. She didn't check thoroughly.

So what happened?

Back in March, I got her return ticket via Google Flights and scored a decently priced ticket (about USD $1,360+) sold by American Airlines. This is the first time I've bought tickets via Google Flights as we would normally get it via Cheaptickets. For flights to the US, we would usually select our departure from Kota Kinabalu International Airport as oppose to Brunei International Airport which brings the cost of the tickets significantly down. And because of that option, we normally would get a seperate ticket from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu. What more, …