My wife and I tried to non-rev for a trip to Hawaii last year in August from DFW
. We missed the 3 non-stops to HNL
. The gate agents told us that we should have flown out of STL
as those flights were wide open. I couldn't change my tickets as they were ZED fares and issued on the airline I work for, Korean Air. At that time, our ticket counter is closed at DFW
airport and wouldn't open up till Monday or Tuesday. So, my wife and I also had back-up tickets on CO
. I decide that we will be better off trying to get to Hawaii from LAX
instead of DFW
. We flew on CO
. When we get to LAX
, I had to go to the KE
ticket counter and get my tickets exchanged for LAX
. By then it is about 9.00 p.m. or so. Sunday morning comes around and we miss all the flights the entire day to Hawaii on AA
. They were down to 1 seat on the flight to Kona I believe but we wouldn't split up. Also, AA
had just started service to Kauai out of LAX
, but it was black-listed and we couldn't get on it, either.
So I call my friend from HA
and she tells us to meet her at SFO
Airport the next day. On that Sunday night, we flew from LAX
, I had a pass, my wife had to buy a ticket. We then caught a bus over to a hotel nearby SFO
Airport. The next day I meet my HA
friend and she gives us two passes to HNL
. We "barely" make the flight on the 767.
After two days in HNL
, it is now time to non-rev between HNL
. We miss 4 flights and end up missing our Luau in Maui that night. We were able to reschedule that though.
On the return trip, we fly from OGG
767 and it gets in about 11.30 p.m. CO
has a flight from SEA
at 12.30 am. We miss that flight due to CO
cancelling their flights out of ANC
due to a mechanical I believe and all these cruise passengers are now funnelling through SEA
instead. So, Monday morning rolls around and we miss all the flights that day on CO
. We make friends with some other non-revs while hanging out at the President's Club and we all decide to go into downtown SEA
since the next flight doesn't depart till 12.30 am, again.......at 12.30 am, I am the ONLY one of our group of 4 who gets on. I was on a business pass
!! My wife and the other couple have to spend another night in SEA
and they "finally" get home the next day.
We I arrive back into DFW
, I hurry back home to change clothes and luggage as I am supposed to be in IAH
on sales calls. I go back out to the airport and try and catch the 12.30 pm departure out of DFW
. It is a ERJ instead of a big plane and I get bumped !! So I catch the 1.45 pm flight. Well due to weather in IAH
, we wait on the taxiiway at DFW
till about 3.20 pm and then we finally fly to IAH
. I get into IAH
about 4.30 p.m.
We are going to Hawaii again in 2004. Do you think we will go non-rev
HELL NO !! We are buying tickets !!