Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Home for the holidays

Well I'm headed home!  At this very moment!  The husband and I are in the air as we speak.  I'm very excited about this free wi-fi that Virgin America is offering during the holiday season.  The trip started out a little rough, but with all Christmas stories there seems to be a Christmas miracle in there some where!  We got to the airport in plenty of time.  Virgin Atlantic's lines were out the door so we were very excited to see only a couple of people in line at Virgin America, one them being our friend/co-worker Bob Sichel, that was fun.  When we checked our bags things started to go down hill... They claimed they needed to charge extra because of them being "sports equipment" (Snowboard and Wakeboard) We were not happy about this since it was totally unexpected and was going to cost us a total of $100!  We paid the people and went on our way.  After waiting forever in security I put my bag through and was flagged because I completely disregarded the fact that some Christmas gifts I put in it were liquid!  They were going to make me check my bag, meaning I had to go back to the ticket counter, pay MORE money that I didn't have and on top of it all I had very little time to make it to the plane.  I rushed back to the counter and they told me I was too late! I was freaking out! I was going to have to toss my gifts out!  And then the Christmas Miracle began... They decided to check my bag free of charge, they then realized I wouldn't make the flight and a supervisor took pity on me.  He went ahead and switched us to the later flight which was a direct flight to LA (our other flight had a layover in San Fran) and it would get us there earlier than our original flight! Although our boards were already on the first flight so we will have to wait at LAX for that plane anyway.  Normally there's a $100 fee plus whatever the price difference of the ticket is to do this but he did it for FREE! Oh I was SOOO happy!!! AND THEN he proceeds to tell me that they shouldn't have charged us extra for our boards so they gave us a refund! HALLELUJAH!  Happy Festivus! Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Angels sang! Now we're sitting on the plane with awesome leather seats, our own TVs, free wi-fi and cool purple lighting.  Virgin Airlines are the way to travel for sure!

I've decided to celebrate this Christmas week by posting some fun videos, be sure to check back each day for some Christmas cheer! :)


  1. LOVE that Mandy! What a great way to start off the Christmas week! Hope your travels continue to be miraculous! Love you!!

  2. CAll me or e-mail or something and we'll see if we can meet up! Merry Christmas!