DO NOT EVER BOOK PLANE TICKETS WITH ULTIMATEFARES.COM. We just found out, tonight, about 10 hours before we were supposed to be AT the airport that the ticket confirmation--complete with flight numbers and ticket price--that they sent us was not, in fact, a ticket confirmation. It was a confirmation of itinerary (despite being called a ticket confirmation), which was supposed to be followed by another e-mail confirming that they were actually confirming our flight and payment.
Why the hell would you ever send a flight confirmation that did not actually confirm a flight?!
Anyway, after two hours of searching every travel site known to man and realizing we cannot get home for less than $3600, we are totally crushed. We are missing out on the wedding of two of our very close SF friends, the opportunity to party with our SF friends, the chance to celebrate our one-year anniversary with our families, enough delicious homemade Filipino food to feed a small army courtesy of Hilo Gramma, and parental bonding time.
Moral of the story? DO NOT EVER EVER EVER USE ULTIMATEFARES.COM. Unless you have an electon microscope and a law degree to decipher the fine print.