Ripples of Circumstance
The car rental agency wanted him to pay an extra $200 for the privilege of picking up the car a day late. Cancelled that, arranged for a new rental which was only $40 more.
The hotel for Monday night could not refund the pre-paid reservation because it was made through Orbitz, and: policy, man. Orbitz, fortunately, was more forgiving. So that got done. He's trying to get hold of the Vermont hotel to make sure they're okay with a midnight check-in.
Then there was some confusion about returning flights and it looked like Bec's flight back had been changed to the same day as Danny's (rather than in August, after her Georgetown program lets out). This seems to be okay.
United needs to update their hold music. Dear God, between the cool-jazz guitar loop of "Rhapsody in Blue" heard over and over for hours, and the fact that the tape was warped unto warbling, George Gershwin should sue.
But it's done. I think. And I hope that all the people on the Asiana flight recover and are home with their loved ones soon.