You cannot expect that things will go according to plan even when you planned your trip months ahead. You might still end up with problems that you need to deal with as soon as possible if you want to pursue the trip.
If you have no
choice but to consider last minute changes on your original plan, these are
some of the things you need to do.
Determine if you
can still pursue your trip given those circumstances, and how much you are
going to spend. If you think it is impractical to still continue the travel on
the same date, you might have to cancel
the plan or postpone it on a different date. However, if you have no
other dates to consider, you need to work with every detail changes necessary.
Find whatever flight is available
Since you have
no more time to deal with all these changes and everyone in your group is
willing to spend money to make the trip happen, you can book whatever flight is
available. You also need to call the current airline if they will process
requests for rebooking. If not, they can at least refund
the previous ticket so you can use the money to purchase the new
one. The transaction might take time though, so you need to pay the new ticket
first and deal with the refund later.
Try other accommodation
If your hotel
told you that there was a problem with your reservation or if you used a
third-party app that messed things up, you have no choice but to find whatever
is available. You can call all hotels near the place where you intend to travel
or use a different third-party app. You can deal with the refund details later
once you already finalized your new reservation.
If the places
you intend to visit are closed or are under renovation, and you recently knew
about it, do not worry. You can look for other places to visit and fit them in
your new schedule. You cannot do anything about these recent changes anymore.
Besides, you can always go back to visit those places once the renovation is
If you still
want to make this trip happen, you cannot drag your heels. When planning
the trip with other people, you need to tell them that there are
changes and you have no more time to decide. You cannot go through the same
process that you had when you initially planned the trip. This time, you need
to allow one person to decide all the changes and the rest cannot complain
anymore as you are running out of time. If they disagree with this idea, you
can open up the possibility of canceling the trip.
It is not
comfortable seeing all these changes and having to make last minute
adjustments. However, if they are the only options left to still push through
with the plan, you need to accept them and move on.
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