This was going to be another of those late night leaning against the wall shots.
I was up at five am and on the ‘phone to my bank in the UK. Apparently, there is a $2,500 hold on my account, so that explains why my card was declined in Walmart last night. This sum coincidently matches the cost of the tickets for our trip to the UK. This might be understandable except for the fact that the tickets are already paid for. The bank says it’ll take up to seven days before the hold will clear if the transaction isn’t processed (WTF!). Well at least my card details don’t appear to have been stolen.
To cut a long story short, it appears the American Airlines website’s back end processing sucks. They’ve managed to put a hold on my account and also charge me for a pair of return tickets to the UK. Unless I put more money into my account to cover the nonexistent deficit I can’t use my bank card until it resolves itself. Great.Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.