Next Vacation – Virginia Beach

Next Vacation – Virginia Beach

Westjet 737 Next Generation

I mentioned in my last post that despite still trying to figure out the impacts of my ileocolic resection, we weren’t going to let it get in the way of escaping the 9 to 5 grind. The medical team cleared me for travel, my work’s disability advisor suggested that I ease myself back to work and consider taking some time off; this might have been a direct result of them finding out I was still checking emails, responding to people and make decisions while on short term disability. A big no-no in most cases.

So for our next trip I pulled the trigger on tickets to Norfolk, Va. We’re heading to Virginia Beach. I’m quite excited as I’ve heard many great things about Virginia Beach and there are a lot of great indoor activities to do in Norfolk if the weather gets too wet or windy for us to be in the water.

So the total bill for two adults, one child and one lap-held infant from Toronto to Norfolk is $1112.13 CDN. I originally booked through Westjet.com but it gave me an error so I had to call into the call-center. We were halfway through the rebooking processes when I saw the reservation pop up in my account. So for my trouble they give us 2 free advance seat selection on each leg. I took it for my wife and child and used my voucher to get us pre-assigned seats.

As a Westjet Silver Tier member I believe we’ll be able to get free checked luggage for the trip there (one bag each) but will have to pay on the way home as the first leg of the trip is operated by Delta Airlines. We’ll figure that one out later.

We’ll be departing Wednesday July 31 and returning Thursday August 8. We have to connect and spend 3 hrs in New York’s LaGuardia Airport. We had the option of booking the 1 hour connection option but with an infant and child in tow we think the 3 hr is a safer bet. It should be pretty easy to spend that time by getting a quick bite, window shopping and looking at the different airplanes at the terminal.

I’ll keep everyone posted as we progress through the planning and what our total bill will be. If you have suggestions on things to do, leave a comment below!

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