I was drafting a new entry last night, but my attention was somehow got divided so I wasn’t able to finish it. (My apologies, Mon! Hehehe!)
Apparently, I was simultaneously online on Cebu Pacific’s site. Yep, you’re guessing right. My cute little traveller’s feet will be off to wander to some new places once again. But not soon, huh? I’m travelling sometime October. Yeah, I got early bookings as I wanted to avail of Cebu Pacific’s low air fare promo. And last night was my last chance to grab that big discount.
So, why October? Well, just like last year, that’ll be my birthday gift for my mom. She’ll spend her 74th birthday somewhere in Asia. Bonggang-bongga ang lola nyo, di ba? Very jetsetter talaga ang Senior Citizen na ito! LOL!
Getting that overly cheap slash discounted airfare was somewhat of a hassle for me… or was it my dear travel agent friend? LOL! I needed some extra hand to get the schedule I wanted.
Booking my outgoing flight went out smoothly as expected. But since I needed to book incoming flight arrangements from a different segment (read: another country), it required me make separate online transaction. And when I did, I got an error message. I tried again and the same popped on my screen. Then, I cried for help. Good thing, my travel agent friend was in “tago” mode last night.
My conversation with my travel agent (TA) friend went something like this:
Winkie: Tago mode ka, I know!
TA Friend: Yes mam, hehehe!
Winkie: Nagbobook ako… error daw! Ayaw tanggapin return flight ko!
TA Friend: Last day kasi ng promo. Try mo lang uli.
Winkie: Ayaw pa rin… HELP na!
TA Friend: Hala ka, di ka na makauwi ng Pinas!
TA Friend: San ba destination mo?
Winkie: Nakabook na ako ng CRK to BKK, ayaw nung SGN to MNL
TA Friend: Di ko pwede i-book yan eh. Book-and-pay kasi.
Winkie: Oo nga eh!
TA Friend: Wait, ask ako kilala ko sa 5J (read: Cebu Pacific)
Winkie: Ok, thanks!
TA Friend: Hala, 2 hours to go ka na lang.
Winkie: Wag ka magulo! Panic mode na nga ako eh!
TA Friend: Book na kita dito, pero kelangan tawagan 5J to confirm otherwise void.
Winkie: Wala akong landline.
TA Friend: Ok, I’ll call.
Winkie: Naku matagal yan.
TA Friend: Oo nga, storbo ka! Hehehe!
Winkie: Sorry na, please.
TA Friend: Joke lang.
TA Friend: Dial na ko. All circuits are busy now.
TA Friend: Ayan, welcome to Cebu Pacific na!
Winkie: Good luck naman. Kakantahan ka nyan!
TA Friend: Eto na, fly fly with Cebu Pacific. Haaay!
Winkie: Sorry na nga. Hehehe!
To cap it all up, my friend was able to secure my return flight after one and a half freaking hours. Yep, she spent 90 minutes waiting for a Cebu Pacific Reservation Officer to attend to her call. But hey, we were able to get a P4,750-airfare (per person) for a CRK-BKK-SGN-MNL arrangement. That’s affordable travelling at its best! LOL!
And now I owe my TA friend a cup of Starbucks. LOL!
P.S. This is not a Cebu Pacific-paid post. But if they decide to grant me moolah for this one, my now-empty wallet is more that willing to accept it. LOL!