Monday, December 21, 2009

We Are Leaving on a Jet Plane!

As you read this post, we are gathering our last minute things, shoving them in the overly packed suitcases, and getting ready to head to the airport for our long-ass flight to Cyprus. We have spent the last two holiday seasons away from our family and friends so we are looking forward to this Christmas. Unfortunately we waste 2 days as we have a stopover in London, both on our way there and on our way back. While this may sound like a good opportunity to some, being jet lagged does not inspire a "lets hang out in London" attitude. Luckily we both have enough friends living there that we don't have to pay for accommodations. 



I have to say though, travelling is no longer fun. The airlines have done their best to squeeze every ounce of fun from it, and they have succeeded in my book. Tickets are ridiculously expensive, airlines charge for every. single. little. thing (then they tell you "we will be serving complimentary beverages during the flight" - nooooooooo, I actually paid hundreds of dollars for your lousy beverage!), and they charge you for checked-in luggage but have weight restrictions on your carry-on! The latest craze for those flights that don't charge for luggage is to limit it to one piece. Not really too much of an issue, except when you have trans-atlantic flights! Aaaargghhh

To top it all off, this is the first time in 5 years of travelling back and forth to Cyprus that we booked our flights with British Airways and they have been threatening to strike! Lets just add more stress shall we! We've tried changing our flights but of course everything is already booked during the busy holiday season. We can get to London but then who knows what will happen the next day when the strike is supposed to have started and we are scheduled to be flying to Cyprus. Luckily, FMIL is a travel agent, and has made two one-way bookings from London to Cyprus for us on a different airline. Prices are ridiculous this late in the game though so not sure how that will work exactly!

Rant over! Thanks for listening.

I will try to write some posts while I am in Cyprus, and post some pics so you can see this little spec on the map :)

Are you travelling for the holidays?  Hope you all have safe travels with less craze getting there than we are having!

14 fabulous blogger's comments:

buhdoop said...

Aren't airlines annoying?

We try to travel with Southwest whenever possible. It is usually a pleasant experience with them. But they don't fly everywhere and only in the US.

Safe traveling!

saltsays said...

This is the first holiday season in a long time that I won't be traveling at all! When I lived out west, it was back and forth across the country for Christmas every year and I couldn't stand it. I always ended up on the icky red eye and I can never seem to sleep on the plane.

I have to admit my own stupidity here and say that I just googled Cyprus to see exactly where it is...that's so exciting! I'm sure I speak for many people when I say PLEASE POST PICS! I hope you and Mr. Milk have safe travels and a wonderful holiday!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Hope you have a fabulous trip! I totally agree that airlines have squeezed all the fun out of flying!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Have a wonderful time, and Merry Christmas! I’m so happy to finally be out in California for the holidays.

penga said...

Hope you have a safe and as-stress-free-as-possible flight!

Stacy Marie said...

Be safe, I can't wait to hear all about your incredible trip!

Amanda said...

Merry Christmas and have a great time!!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Have a fabulous trip! I can't wait to read your posts about it and see the sights!

A Creative Bride said...

Have a safe trip! Traveling sucks.. I agree! But it will be nice for you guys to be with family for the holidays! Merry Christmas!

Giovanna said...

airlines suck, but you're going to cyprus and that's all that matters! have a fabulous trip and happy holidays!

Ams said...

Happy travels my friend :) :)
I hope that the airlines do you a favor and take it easy on the whole striking business!!
Happy Holidays!

Miss T said...

Safe flights. So hope they don't strike and strand you. And I also hope you have a lovely holiday! x

P.s. I so feel you on the 'complimentary' crap on airlines. Oh awesome $2000 overcooked spaghetti, how generous!

Cocktails & Cashmere said...

Have a great trip and a very Merry Christmas! Can't wait to see some pics from your trip!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Oh man...sorry for the headaches but hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised with no hassles. And who the heck wants to strike at Christmas?! That's just stupid! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to Cyprus :)