I finally asked my parents if they’d pay for my flight home for winter break as my Christmas present this year, and it took me forever to ask them because I feel incredibly guilty about having my parents pay for anything. Last week when I talked to them, round trip flights from Portland to Philadelphia were under $500.
I talked to my mom last night and got her credit card information so I could book my flights, and I just looked at the prices for flights to book my trip. The cheapest round-trip flight was over $550 with taxes and a lot of the good departure times were gone. My round-trip flight is costing over $600 and I just spent the past 5 minutes hyperventilating because I could have saved my parents over $100 if I had asked them about the plane tickets sooner.