In April, we shoehorned a trip to Maui in between other trips and around the schedules of four very busy people. On top of that, we booked the vacation only eight days before the trip! It was a surprise trip that we’d been planning for my parents for quite some time, but for many reasons hadn’t been able to book the trip. So, in April we found a great opportunity that worked for everyone’s schedule and we seized it.
With such a short planning window, Andy and I were scampering to make all our plans. To help with the planning, Andy booked the rental cars and printed copies of our reservation confirmations. We needed one car for our entire vacation on Maui, plus another car for just one day for an Oahu day trip.
Andy booked two cars….yes, he did indeed!
Wait for it!
When we arrived on Oahu for our day trip, there was no record of our reservation. Andy presented our copy of the reservation to the nice agent. She took one look at it and said, “Your rental car for today is waiting for you on Maui.” We stared at each other, bewildered, for a few seconds. Then, we realized that in the rush of planning, Andy had inadvertently rented the car–that we needed on Oahu–for Maui. Doh!
Thankfully, Avis was able to accommodate us and even honored the discount rate that we had booked for Maui, even though it was Easter weekend. Whew!