Tip #547: What I Did On My Thanksgiving Vacation

On December 8, 2014, Posted by , In travel, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #547: What I Did On My Thanksgiving Vacation

“Travelers, like poets, are mostly an angry race.” Richard Francis Burton

This is a story about an air travel nightmare. Future flyers, take note!

My daughter and I made plans to visit my mother for her 91st birthday party on Saturday, November 22nd. In order to save money flying around Thanksgiving, I booked our flights and rental car through Expedia. The downside was that we needed to take three flights to get from Madison, Wisconsin to McArthur Airport in Islip, New York. We needed the rental car to drive an additional hour to Greenport, New York.

We were supposed to leave on Tuesday, November 18th. Our flight from Madison was scheduled to leave at 6:35 a.m. That meant we … Read the rest