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UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 28 July 2009 | Views [493] | Comments [3]

So a funny thing happened on the way to Argentina... Apparently British Airways, who are just quietly my new favourite airline, like to properly overbook their flights. In a nutshell this means they offer people like me the opportunity to join their 'volunteer scheme' to bump yourself off the plane and into a hotel with free meals...with a sweetener of 600 EUROS. Now before you get on to XE to work out how much that is in 'your' money I'll do it for you... $1000 AUS / $900 CAN / £500... I'm pretty pleased with that and now I'll definitely be taking that flight to Patagonia which I was debating in my head about doing because of the $. Not bad for a night's work. Did I mention I'm pretty pleased with British Airways? Perhaps I'll try again tonight and become a professional 'volunteer schemer'! No, really I'm really looking forward to getting to Buenos Aires and checking out the city I have heard so many great things about.. I've had an awesome time in London and it's so great to see so many of my friends in really happy places in their lives. Only shame has been that so many people are out of town this weekend. Guess I'll just have to come back! So until Buenos Aires... here's to life xx



Great start to Volunteering, i have a non profit organization number you can so gladly donate that 600 euros, $100 aus $900 can, ill take it any nomination!!!

On a serious note, im hungry and i have to go and have my second lunch (you remember those days and we had no other excuses than that we wanted to eat)that is the story of my life... anyways, Enjoy your next adventure, if you keep this up, 1 day behind, you will maybe come home a millionaire??. we cant wait to see you here.. Love you lots

  julie Jul 29, 2009 2:10 AM


Well ... it pays off in more ways than one, leaving Oz a day late, doesn't it? (Are you sure you didn't plan it ahead of time?)
Good for you..$1,000(Au)..fantastic!!! (How was the accommodation and meals?)
I'll have to "google"..."Patagonia" Danielle!! Ha Ha!!
Enjoy your flight to Argentina and contact us as soon as you can, to let us know you are ok. Take care ... Love, Hugs & Kisses, Mum xxx

  Cheryl Ryan Jul 29, 2009 6:39 AM


Hi Danielle good to hear you have arrived safe'n'sound in Buenos Aires ... how is it? Can't wait to hear all about it. "Googled" Patagonia ... sounds like an amazing place ... so hope you can get there now with the extra $$$. Love the photos - keep them coming! How are your eyeballs today? All good here - long week-end coming up in Canada. Bye for now - Enjoy! Love you, Mum xxx

  Cheryl Ryan Jul 31, 2009 2:36 AM



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