April 24, 2012 | kirin
In Kirin Land, AUGUST comes after MAY. June? July? What are those? They are so HOT that the melted and CEASED to EXIST. Unfortunately, kirin land does not extend to ACTUAL land.
Why should you knowing the order of months matter? Here’s why.
Make my trip has what it calls “refundable tickets” THIS IS A LIE. WHY?! well, if you book a roundtrip on makemytrip.com, and it gives you one PNR for both journeys and you’ve take one half of the journey, you can’t cancel the second half of your trip.
There is no mention of it on the site at all. So you can imagine my frustration when I was told I couldn’t cancel it.
Now how else can I save money if the company refuses to pay my ticket? SIMPLE! Postpone the ticket to the day you plan on flying!
Call makemytrip, convince them to change ticket to (in my head) the first of the month after may. Pay for ticket change thank person for time, proceed to tweet to people missing me in Bombay that I’m going to be back on the first of August.
A horrible realisation dawns..did I just book my return ticket .. for AUGUST?!?!? I SCRAMBLE to check my ticket.
And sure enough, here is what i see:
Moral of story:
1. Always book TWO SEPERATE journeys for round trip.
2. ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK A CALENDER WHILE BOOKING ANY SORT OF AIRLINE TICKET.
Here is a play by play almost, of my reaction to finding out what had happened…
@kirinvas : I’ve made a huge mistake.
@kirinvas: KIRIN. AUGUST DOES NOT COME AFTER MAY. JUNE DOES. JUNE.
@kirinvas : *goes and sits in corner while writing months of year in order again and again*
@kirinvas: maybe my subconscious is telling me something by booking me on a flight back in august and not june. *ponders*
@kirinvas: still cannot believe i did that.