Cheapskate Spends More

March 15, 2010

in Delay/Cancellation Stories

I was going to New York from Fort Meyers, Florida, but I had to stop at West Palm Beach to change planes. However, the plane was delayed so we had to choose to take another plane for $40 more, or wait for the delayed plane to show up. I was too cheap to pay the $40, so I waited for the plane to come.

The plane finally showed up – 12 hours later. I then noticed that I spent more than $100 on food and drinks at the bar. I would have come out ahead financially and time wise if I spent $40 for the other plane!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

dan March 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Yep thats life lesson 101.

I learnt the same thing about Las Vegas.

Its cheaper to go to a bar and order and pay for a drink then it is to get a free one from the casino hostess. The time it takes you to order a drink and receive it .. you have lost a way lot more money in the slots waiting for her to return


xxx April 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

unless you tip them,
surprising how not many tip the waitresses for their free drinks in vegas, then complain how long it takes.

we tip the waitress a measly $5 for our first free drinks and $1 per drink after that,
our glasses were never empty


Clare March 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I wager that's a lesson well learned that won't need repeating.


G March 16, 2010 at 2:00 am

Then again, no one forced you to spend $100 on booze (can't imagine you spent it all on food). Every airport I've ever been in has a book store and a bunch of TVs in strategic locations all over the departures lounge.

The 12 hour delay was a pain. How you spent those 12 hours was up to you.


the logger March 16, 2010 at 2:40 am

You noticed? I'll be darned!

You must have been hammered not to "notice" that you had blown 100 bucks.


mike March 17, 2010 at 1:15 am

Sounds like T S to me. That'll teach you.


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