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WestJet Scam

16 Nov

I’ve been on the lookout for a seat sale to get back to my family for Christmas. There is mild panic starting to settle in now that it is mid November and I still don’t have a ticket. Usually there is a seat sale in October, I buy the cat and myself a ticket, and I’m done, nothing to worry about. But this year it is like they are purposefully not having seat sales on the days I need to travel. Like its some sort of travel conspiracy!

Anyways! I was comparing Air Canada and WestJet today, thinking I might have to suck it up and buy a full priced ticket but at least go with whichever company is cheapest…and yes I know WestJet is owned by Air Canada but they are still kind of separate companies, aren’t they?

air canada vs westjet

I had to call WestJet because I wasn’t positive Striker (the cat) could travel on a WestJet plane around Christmas time and their website wasn’t being super useful. The person who answered the phone was quite nice, answered my questions, was unable to tell me if any sales were coming up (I didn’t think she’d be able to tell me but hey, a girl can try!), and didn’t pressure me to buy the plane tickets I was inquiring about.

About ten minutes later, if that, I got a phone call on my cell from Malaysia. I don’t know anybody in Malaysia, and none of my friends are currently travelling there, so I probably shouldn’t have answered but I wanted to hear what scam it was. What can I say, I’m curious.

The automated voice on the line said that my flight confirmation number for my WestJet flight was chosen as the winner and I have won a flight to blah blah blah. To be honest, I forget where it said I won a flight to because I was so horrified at the call.

scam alert

Now, obviously it was a scam because (1) calls like that always are (2) I hadn’t bought a ticket so I didn’t have a flight confirmation number and (3) calls like that always are! Don’t be scammed people!

What a freaky specific call to get, right after talking to WestJet and going to their website on a computer to check flights.

So uh yeah, I’m not a huge freak out person when it comes to big brother or conspiracies or things like that, but this definitely gave me a start.

I mean, what the hell, how did that even happen?

Sure, it could be coincidence, but whose gonna believe that?

Creepy times I tell ya. Creepy.

Thank Goodness For Wifi

22 Dec

All I can say is thank you to all the various entities out there for wifi! I have been at the airport since 5:30pm, it is currently 9:22pm and I have no hopes of getting out of here any earlier then midnight. Oy!

I shouldn’t complain, I mean really? What do I have to complain about in the grand scheme of things? That I’m tired? Well sure, but lots of people are tired, trust me, I’m looking at a lot of them lol That my flight isn’t on time? Being able to afford to fly home to see my family at Christmas time is a privilege not everybody has so instead of being cranky the flight is late I am grateful that I will eventually be on a plane headed home for a short but lovely visit. That I don’t have a strong enough wifi signal to stream a movie? People at the other end of my country are suffering massive power outages due to severe winter storms, I am lucky to be inside, where it is warm, there is ample food and drink (sure it’s over priced but that’s airports for ya!) and the wifi signal is at least strong enough to blog. Oh and there is enough electricity flowing around here my phone is currently plugged in to a post right beside me charging while I blissfully type away.

Oh dear, new update is departure at 12:47am with arrival sometime after 3am…

There is something soothing about airports, I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, just that I always like being in them. Sure sometimes you are rushed and stressed but for the most part (in my experience anyways) it’s a bunch of walking, interspersed with sitting and lots and lots of people watching. Something I love to do! And hey, all these people are trapped in here with me which means I get to spy on a lot of them for a long length of time bwahahahahaha <– that is my evil laugh πŸ˜‰

This dude knows how to people spy...er...watch!

This dude knows how to people spy…er…watch!

I do kinda wish the lady sitting next to me who seems to be trying her best to cough up her lung would go away but since we are both using the charging station for our phones odds of that are slim to none. Ah well, shrug.

So far my time in the airport has been great! It usually is. πŸ™‚

I am incapable of packing light and always am a little over weight with my checked luggage, which I was this time, no surprise. What I am proud of is for the first time I brought a fabric shopping bag with me specifically for the items I would have to take out of the suitcase, yay for thinking ahead! I even knew what I was going to take out lol It sucks that I am hauling around a second bag to take on the plane with me but whatev, I knew it’d happen, it is practically inevitable in the land of me. πŸ˜›

When I saw my flight was delayed by a couple hours I decided I’d head in to White Spot and get a real meal instead of something fast foodie from the food court. I got a chicken burger from the healthy section of the menu but it wasn’t very good, sadness. When the waitress finally came back I asked for the yam fries to be boxed but not the burger because it wasn’t good (I left half of it on the plate), she then asked if I wanted anything else which is such a dangerous question for me lol I got a blueberry cheesecake (hey, don’t judge! it’s small!) and highly enjoyed that. When I got my bill she had taken off the entree since I said it wasn’t good, nice huh? I never mean to be that person who complains to try to get a lower bill so when I saw the bill I felt a little bad she had done that but like I am gonna complain? Nuh-uh! I tipped her based on what the bill would have been though, karma ya know?

Then I re-checked the flight board and saw my flight was delayed even more so I went to the check in counter cause I had a question and because the flight was delayed they gave me a $10 voucher to use at any of the vendors as a “sorry you are stuck here” kind of thing. See why I love WestJet?? I went to Tim Horton’s (a tradition when I travel lol), got a donut and tea and then bought a bunch of Timbits for the WestJet staff, I figured they were gonna have a lot of cranky people on their hands due to the flight delays and sugar might help lol

Yum! I hope they liked them!

Yum! I hope they liked them!

Now I’m sitting in the boarding area, and they just announced that everyone on my flight will get a voucher to use at any of the vendors due to the flight delay. I know they are doing that to try to keep us from getting cranky but I don’t care, I still think it is nice. Some companies don’t care if you are cranky or not, least WestJet cares.

My only pressing thing to contemplate right now is do I risk losing a seat near one of the charging stations so I can go pick up my voucher or do I wait a bit and get it later?

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