Adventures from a quarter century of skating observations by professional communicators who are also skating parents.
Is it more or less expensive since deregulation?
Your lovely young man is a Grinch?I'm sure these last minute flights just add insult to injury to your bank account--if it's not already completely depleted buying Spokane (and Vancouver!) plane tickets.
The airlines are the Grinch. They have completely stolen Xmas from a lot of families. It would be cheaper to fly half-way around the globe.