So, I was granted the K-1 Visa. When I received it in the mail together with my other immigration documents and passport, I had my plane tickets issued immediately the next day. I was very excited. My fiance was very anxious for me to be with him.
I payed about $700 including the taxes for a one-way ticket to Dallas, Texas via Korean Air. That was four years ago.
I have been scouting cheap air tickets for a week while waiting for my visa to arrive. See, in buying tickets, you have to try almost all kinds of resources to get cheap international flights. Checking and inquiring from, let us say five travel agencies, is better than comparing flight rates with two. Online booking also helps. But if you do not have a credit card and you feel unsecured with online booking transactions, better book your flights and buy tickets in a travel agency or go to the airline office itself. When I had my tickets on hand, I was in the midst of mixed emotions. When I got my tickets, I thought, there’s no turning back. The moment of truth has arrived. I’ll be leaving my country and family to be with the man I love.