Moving to the front of a file drawer may not be impressive for someone whose last name begins with letters A, B, C, even D. But a last name that starts with W almost never gets their file moved to the front of the drawer. That’s why it was so hilarious when I talked to our travel agent yesterday while booking flights for a February Walt Disney World trip, inquired about how thick our file was. Her response was that is one of the thickest files and she scratches her hand when reaching for it in the file cabinet and was thinking about moving it to the front of the drawer. When I told the husband this, he was thrilled that a “W” was finally moving to the front of the drawer!
I love talking to our travel agent. A call means adventure awaits. And this time, I called to ask her to book Southwest flights to Orlando in February. Southwest released its flights through March 4 yesterday. We have never flown on Southwest. I had however, signed us up for Southwest’s frequent flier program—Rapid Rewards—3 years ago. . . just in case.
It was the Rapid Rewards that required a reach for our file as I had emailed our Rapid Rewards member numbers 3 years ago—June 6, 2012, to be exact. Our travel agent was able to retrieve the membership numbers and include them when making our flight reservations.
Why February? Because in February, I will be turning 50. I vowed last year that I would be in the most magical place on earth when I turned 50. This vow is slowly becoming reality—we’ve got the resort room, tickets, and dining package reserved, and now, flights to Orlando. ( I didn’t like Southwest’s return flight times, so we will most likely go with another airline for the return trip.)
While on the phone with our travel agent, she asked where we were going to eat on my birthday. Excellent question! She then followed up with, “Where haven’t you eaten?” Another good question! We’ve certainly experienced our fair share of Walt Disney World restaurants. Good thing I’ve got a couple of months to decide!
Our travel agent shared a good review of Southwest with us—she indicated that Southwest typically does not change their flights, which can be a headache when traveling with other carriers.
Here’s the amazing part: We have 3 Disney trips in the works!