Another Error is part of the Reunion Tour Trip Report.
I finally made it to Bangkok. But, let’s recap how I got here. The ordeal started with not receiving my Vietnam visa in time (see Vietnam E-Visa Not Processed: Another TPOL Duck Up?). Instead of going from JFK–SIN–HAN, I found myself at Singapore’s airport trying to change my Alaska reservation (see Booking Bangkok After Vietnam Failure). There were no flights available, leaving me stuck in Singapore for one night, a city I no longer lament (Guns & Butter: Singapore Travel Guide). After a fun night out (see Singapore Nightlife Guide: Hip Hip Hop-a You Don’t Stop), I found an acceptable option for a flight to BKK (see Scoot SIN-BKK: Hard Product: Dreamliner, Soft Product: Not).
What I did not do and what I should have done when I called Alaska was change the date of my SIN-HAN leg to any date in the future. There is no charge to do so. Since my first objective was to cure my initial mistake, I did not do so and was marked as a no-show for what would have been a sweet SQ business class flight. I used 100k to book JFK-SIN (see Booked! World’s Longest Flight) and paid $6 to add the Hanoi leg. Unfortunately, that money is gone forever.
TPOL’s Tip: Think I’m stupid? See all of my mistakes on the Travel Lessons page.