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Posted by Peter Patricelli on 2013-02-25 14:06:00 in reply to Re: New Orleans redfish - a bust posted by Wild Bill on 2013-02-25 12:22:29

Everything depends on your state of mind...and the thought and preparation you make for "plan b"....or "w", whatever that might be. Part of my mistake was, I realize, I have become totally acclimated to the fishing durability and versatility of Cape Cod, where, in spite of travelling much further, and the weather potentially being much worse, one can still find reasonable fishing, even FROM SHORE, 90% of the time. It is, for the explorative angler blown off his guide boat, or the dedicated shore DIY'er, about as weather-resistant as one could design.

In that sense, the MS delta fishery is another animal altogether. If one goes fully realizing that, and have plans for that eventuality, then one is going to do OK.

I can now report on all the $ fallout. My Hotwire car rental was, for the 4 lost days...a total loss. We paid $320 for 7 days, used three. Hotwire is keeping their (my) money. Hertz is keeping their (my) money AND blaming it all on Hotwire.....BUT re-renting MY car for four I pointed out to the hapless agent assigned the task of explaining their rigid policy to me. Talk about win-win-screwed!

The really important factor here is the outcome, as best we can accurately determine, exactly WHAT role trip insurance, even FISHING-trip insurance, can play if one wants to or needs to cut the trip short when the fishing experience falls below the standards of the guides willingness to take you out. That issue should possibly be a whole thread by itself.


Alaska Airlines, on the other hand, has agreed to refund 100% of the value of the return flight...which will cover about 1/2 of the cheapest return flight we were able to find on 24 hours notice. Sincewhat they came up with was MORE expensive, and involved 10 cumulative more hours layover time...getting us home 10 hours later than the cheaper flight we took, they are waiving the $100 rebooking fee.

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