Got my airline tickets for England.

I had an email from British Airways offering special prices for 3 days. This came in yesterday, so I was checking out flights last night. It was too late with the 5 hours difference to check with my daughter.

Therefore, this morning I sent details of this flight, and also one changing in Atlanta, Goergia, but going to Birmingham that is close to where they live.

I also went into multi-stops so that I could do the British Airways to Gatwick, and the Gatwick to Birmingham. This one came up full price, which was almost $3,000 in basic economy. So that one was out.

My daughter and I Facetimed late morning, and I asked if I booked the B.A. one to Gatwick, would they be able to book their end the flight to Birmingham, as if I added it, the price tripled. My son-in-law said that he wanted the cheapest, and easiest one for me. I told him that it didn’t have to be the cheapest, but I wanted a realistic price. We went with the B.A. direct flight. I said that I wouldn’t book the basic economy, and go for the upgrade to the basic premium, which allows for 2 checked bags, and 8 inches more leg room, as well as a wider seat. It’s 2, 4, and 2, instead of 3 sets of 3. The basic I believe was 800-900 dollars, and the premium $1,800. I did have Avios points to help out with it too.

I can remember 14 years ago paying over $2,000 for the B.A. economy flight, so was happy to pay the extra. After tomorrow the upgraded one would be $3,000, so I am very happy achieving this.

Basic economy only had hand luggage as well as the tight seats. Each bag if booked prior to travel costs $175 if checked in, and $200 the day of travel. That alone could put $800 on top of the economy price.

I will miss my granddaughter’s 18th birthday on Tuesday, but I quickly spoke to her today, and said that Grandma would be there for all of the Easter holidays. I have booked 3 weeks to be with them. I can’t believe this is really happening, because being a 24/7 caregiver to Len, I couldn’t leave him overnight, and he couldn’t travel.

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  1. I am so happy to know you are going to England. It is so expensive to fly there is no getting around that I’m afraid. But it is so good that at last you can see your family!💕


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