I’m leaving for the TBEX conference in Toronto this Friday and I couldn’t be more excited! However, I’m busy at the moment. Like super busy. Like any-moment-my-kids-aren’t-around-I’m-on-my-computer busy. Like spending-hours-at-my-desk-without-taking-a-break-to-eat-or-drink busy. Like where-did-the-day-light-go busy?
This is what happens when the conference you’re planning is less than a month away.
Anyways, I’m busy.
Apparently I was also busy while booking my flights for Toronto because when I received the email reminder with my flight information I saw this.
Do you see it?
I’m flying out of Baltimore but flying back to Reagan?
Head, meet desk.
Desk, bang some sense into head. Please.
At first I thought, no big deal. I’ll just call and change my flight.
Ummm, yeah. The only flights they had available to BWI from Toronto in my time frame were in the $2,000 range.
You read that correctly: Two THOUSAND dollars.
I literally laughed out loud to the phone rep.
Unless I’m flying to China I’m not spending $2,000 on a plane ticket. Ever.
My next thought was the train. The MARC runs from DC to Baltimore, but honestly, I had no desire to figure out the logistics. I’m figuring out too many other logistics at the moment. My brain simply can’t handle it.
The Husband heard my dramatic sigh and said he’d pick me up, but I’m flying in on a Monday, during the day and I didn’t want him to have to take 3 hours off work because of my silly mistake.
That’s when it hit me: SuperShuttle!
Their website didn’t say they went from airport to airport so I gave them a ring. Sure enough, they do!
Crisis avoided with minimal brain power for $47. Sure, the train is cheaper, but sometimes a few extra bucks are worth your sanity.
Feel free to share any travel-planning mishaps below so I don’t feel so much like a doofus.