We were supposed to be already in Manila since yesterday to attend our sending church’s anniversary which starts today. But our trip didn’t pursue because of conflict schedule and insufficient budget. Since we booked the trip, there had been several unexpected expenses which drained our pockets. Husband’s schedule is also tight that he can’t leave Bohol at the moment. We take it as God’s way of not allowing us to go 😉
We booked our flight last October when CEB offered a Piso – Fare promo. The airfare was only 6K+ for the four us, my husband, two daughters and myself. Since it was a promo fare, we could not cancel it and put the payment we paid to travel fund. We can only re-book it. Rebooking the flight requires us to pay the difference between the original airfare and airfare of the rebooked flight plus Php 1500 rebooking fee. Unfortunately, the available airfares for future travels are too expensive and we have no extra fund for the rebooking expense. Our only choice is to let the 6k+ be forfeited.
Before purchasing a promo fare ticket, make sure that the schedule is sure and the budget allotted for the trip is secured. Otherwise, be prepared to the possibility of forfeiting the tickets and wasting the money used to purchase the tickets.