Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We Don't Have to Die to Go to Paris

Peggy, of Zen Travel, really went to bat for us big time.  Our seats are not only already paid for due to our first go around, but:  we get a $600 refund as the prices have changed since then.

We did have to change dates - I wanted to leave April 2nd so that I could say, "One year ago today, I broke my hip - and look at me now!"  But such selfish foolishness would have cost about $4,000 more.

Peggy pointed out that at this time of year, the Spring Breakers are loose in the airports of this and many foreign lands.  Air France, for example, was charging $1,000 to go Coach to Paris -- and $5,000 for a Coach ticket home.  (Suck in breath, then gasp because flights were sold out!!!)

We leave on a Monday on AF 65 which departs LAX at 3:25 p.m. and lands at CDG Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.  (time change - it's still a 12 hour flight.)

The following Monday, we linger until 7"10 p.m. when AF 76 departs for LAX, landing at 9:40 p.m.

So -- today we see the accountant for our taxes, to be paid before departure.  I have to call the credit card company and get the chip; call Verizon and tell them the smart phone is going to Paris, ask the catsitter if she can come in ...

Am not going to fuss about wardrobe; we are instantly recognizable as "Americans" - the French seem to be born chic.  And us not.  Tant pis!  We're going to France!

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