Houston, TX. Tues. 8 Sep., 2009. Well, I’ve got the first weekend booked finally. Working on this itinerary was quite a bear and when I finally got it done, I realized that the schedule had changed for September so some of the flights I wanted were not available. It took me the greater part of 6 hours to figure it all out and make all the times work.
Despite all that I managed to book eight segments and three new airports (Richmond, VA (RIC), Buffalo, NY (BUF) and Syracuse, NY (SYR)) for the coming weekend. I wanted to log Rochester, NY (ROC) as well, but when I booked with Avis it was $102 with unlimited mileage picking up in Buffalo, NY (BUF) and dropping off in ROC and $58 plus $0.40 per mile. If I can get a complimentary car coupon though I’ll gladly change the airports. I have until Wed. p.m. to make the change.
It is about 70 miles between the two airports and I plan on heading into Buffalo for some Buffalo wings at the Anchor Bar. If you don’t know, Buffalo is the home of the Buffalo wings. They close at midnight, so I only have about an hour to get into the city and eat.
Here is my city pairs:
- 12SEP Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
- 12SEP JFK to Richmond, VA (RIC)
- 12SEP RIC to JFK
- 12SEP JFK to BUF
- 13SEP BUF to Orlando FL (MCO)
- 13SEP MCO to Syracuse, NY (SYR)
- 13SEP SYR to JFK
- 13SEP JFK to HOU
Now that the first weekend is booked, it is time to find a hotel in Buffalo, NY. I’m sure that will cost a pretty penny as well.
While talking to Kylie who is an exceptional agent, I talked about my plans for the next weekend. But it is foiled as only JetBlue-operated flights can be used and Nantucket, etc. are all served by Cape Air under a codeshare agreement. That is quite the bummer. It is spelled out quite clearly in the Terms and Conditions.
I also figured out the taxes for some other segments as well. About $32 for Puerto Rico, $133 for the Dominican Republic and $82.00 for Barbados. Sadly the first two days of service (Oct. 1-2) are booked to Barbados.