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Bittersweet Refund

October 24th, 2020 at 03:20 pm

Pre-pandemic, I had booked a trip to Europe with travel to Iceland and England. It was supposed to be a celebratory trip to mark my starting to be fully self-employed. To celebrate that I can set my own hours and take vacation whenever I wanted for however long I wanted. No more applications for leave to be approved! I had really been looking forward to it. It was supposed to happen in August. My sister and her family were to have joined me for a portion of it. 

Needless to say, the trip did not happen because of COVID. Iceland Air, who I had booked the trip with, canceled one leg of the flight several months ago, and I immediately cancelled the trip and applied for a refund. They kept delaying  the refund. Anyway, about a week ago, I got notification that my refund had been processed. It showed up in my account today, five months after I submitted the refund request.

The refund amount is $1665. It is bittersweet. I really wish I could have gone on this trip. But, on the other hand this will pay for about 3 months of expenses. Oh well - Iceland will always be there. I can go when it is safe to go.

A question - is anyone else having trouble copy-pasting your entries? I lost my entries so much over the past week, that I wrote it out in a different document and tried to paste into the editor. But, it does not save my entries when I do that. I have to type out the whole entry each time with no guarantees that it will actually save. Very frustrating!


3 Responses to “Bittersweet Refund”

  1. terri77 Says:

    I haven’t tried copying & pasting. I probably should have because I lost 2 blog entries that I posted this week.

    We’ll get back to traveling eventually. I had to cancel 2 trips, one to Montreal in March just as the pandemic really kicked in high gear & another to Switzerland in May. Switzerland had already started to relax by then, but was not open to Americans & my Air France flight was canceled. I got a refund for Montreal, but my deposit for Switzerland was held.

  2. disneysteve Says:

    So many vacations have been eliminated by the pandemic. At least you got all of your money back. I hope you get to take that trip someday soon.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry you missed out, but glad you got your money back. We were supposed to take a bus trip last week, but it has been moved to the same time next year. Just hope the company is still in business. We bought the travel insurance, but it doesn't cover Pandemics.

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