I bought tickets on Kayak for a flight from Portland to Johannesburg leaving on the 25th of this month. I went to check on my flight a few days later and found out that part of my trip had been canceled. The flight they changed me to is unacceptable, they had me staying in Seattle for 46hrs!!! And I would not get to Joburg on the date I need to.
After emailing them a few times, they offered flights that still were unacceptable. I did some searching and found another flight that would work. I sent them a snapshot of the flight and asked if that was available. Eventually they said the airline would not change my flight(I would have been flying Alaska Air and British Airlines.)
I need to be in Johannesburg on the 27th, what are my options? Do I ask for a refund and hope I get my money back quickly or spend a lot more money on another flight? My original flight was $986 and the flights I’m looking at now are around $1300-$1400.
It’s also weird that when I looked into booking directly through BA the 24-25 were blocked off. Yet my friend who lives in London was able to buy a ticket leaving on the 25th (we were supposed to be traveling on the same plane) and she bought her ticket way after I did. I don’t understand why that would happen.