Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: June 2003
||Posted: July 30, 2003 12:04 am/pm
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Okay the good news! When we booked our flight through WDW Travel on the Fairy Tale Package, we got a really good deal, I thought, on the airfare. But, when I went to American's web site a few days after booking to check seating, I found out that we hadn't been assigned seating because there were no seats on the flight together. This would have been no problem if we didn't have the four year old. And to be honest, I was less concerned for him than for any potential neighboring passenger!
After consulting a friend who works for American, we learned that they hold seats for frequent flyers and it's possible that seats would come open closer to travel time, but in the meantime, she said, keep checking the web site. That was what the gate agent told my husband, too, when he was flying once this summer.
So, I've been checking and checking every day, a couple of times a day, and lo and behold, yesterday two seats together came open! Woo hoo! I'm sooooo happy! Now we don't have to put our four year old next to strangers. Not that I thought we would really have to do that; I'm sure something would have worked out with seat swaps and all, but now we can check-in online and have less hassle at the airport.
You know what, though? DH wants me to keep checking for an aisle seat for him! Of all the....
The bad news? My mom, who lives in the Orlando area says they have had TWELVE INCHES of rain this month! I know I've read several trip reports about the rain, but I don't know if I'm really prepared to negotiate a family--without a car--in that kind of weather. Ai yi yi! I may live in Oregon, but we have not had ANY rain this month (rather unusual for July), and I kind of like it that way! I've got the good ponchos and an umbrella, but hope I can keep a good attitude when it rains.
We leave Saturday for Portland and then to WDW on Sunday. It's so close, and yet so far!
Becky / WebTink
Seize from every moment its unique novelty,
and do not prepare your joys. --Andre Gide