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I had an adventure in travel this weekend going from Raleigh, NC to Detroit. I was going to a wedding of my wife's former college roommate. We were able to save a little over $100 but I'm not sure it was worth it.

A little over 2 months ago, we saw airline tickets to Detroit on the internet for $155. My sister's husband works for USAirways and can get companion tickets for $98. Companion tickets are non-revenue standby tickets which means you are the last ones on board if any seats are left after other standby passengers are seated. We decide to be cheap and fly standby.

The adventure: Catch an 8:00 a.m. flight to Charlotte, NC. Try to get on 9:45 a.m. flight to Detroit. Sold out. Will miss 1:00 p.m. wedding. Try to get on 12:15 p.m. flight to Detroit to make it to 5:30 p.m. reception. Flight cancelled 30 minutes before boarding. Barely catch 12:15 p.m. flight to Pittsburgh. Agent in Charlotte doesn't have time to issue extra boarding pass and says get it in Pittsburgh. Hassle with Pittsburgh special services. Says Charlotte agent should have issued boarding pass. Says he can't issue one. We think we are stuck in Pittsburgh. Try agent at gate. Gate agent says special services full of it and issues boarding pass. Take 3:05 p.m. flight to Detroit and land at 4:10 p.m. Rent car and pull into reception hall parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

In summary, that was 3 flights over an 8 hour period and 9 1/2 hours total to get to reception. And we miss the wedding ceremony which depresses my wife. Thank goodness no trouble getting back.

Of course luck would have it that Nascar was racing in Michigan that weekend. Anyone from the North Carolina knows that stock car racing may be more popular than college basketball here.

Would other Fools go thru this hassle to save $100?

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