Posted by leeran on April 25, 2003, at 10:50:03
In reply to tabbycat, tabbycat bakers..., posted by lostsailor on April 24, 2003, at 19:31:36
I don't know where you live, it sounds like you're on the East Coast.
Right now, Southwest has some great deals (I just opened up the email to copy and paste this here).
Fly anywhere Southwest Airlines flies*, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for $39 to $99 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase.
Southwest flies into Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose and even Reno, NV (I was just looking at the map and trying to figure out the closest way to get to Eureka - I'm in Southern California and don't know anything about that area).
Perhaps a ticket on Southwest would be less than those upgrades and your friend and his fiance could use the tickets for another trip (maybe to see you sometime?).
I responded (butted in?) because I always get so freaked out about going anywhere and all the options/planning can immobilize me to the point that I don't even want to go (a day trip to Vegas a few weeks ago even unnerved me).
Reading your post, it sounds like one of the sources of your angst is the escalating costs of the tickets.
Maybe a cheap flight on Southwest might be an option?
I feel for you, it's a lot to get worked out!