Saturday, February 11, 2023

What a difference a space makes

On our passports, I am Christine L Guld and Jim's is James F Guld Jr.
Somewhere between our booking agent at Chase Travel and the airline records at Turkish Air, typos turned me into ChristineL Guld and Jim is James GuldJR

The lack of a space, apparently, makes us different people so that when we tried to check in, Turkish Airlines could not find any reservations. After a couple hours on the phone, Case Travel "fixed it" by cancelling our reservations and booking new ones. Two new ones, one for me and one for Jim. So now they are trying to seat us in distant areas of the plane. We were willing to pay more to choose seats next to each other, but the system would not process our credit card. "Try again later" it said. 
The flight leaves today, how much "later" should we wait?
And, this space issue is probably the reason why our frequent flyer numbers also don't match our travels. We flew Turkish air last year to Italy and we have no credit for that or the current trip. I'm afraid this will make us ineligible to use the Turkish air lounge in Istanbul during our 9 hour layover. ๐Ÿ˜ž
My one remaining hope is that the sleeping pills we got will work and allow us to sleep on the plane. A good night's sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œmakes everything ok.

Other than that, we’re all packed and ready to go. A kiss for luck and we’re on our way.

Blessed be the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

1 comment: said...

You can pay to use the lounge with some airlines but it's better to get a day room near the airport. Enjoy your journey.