I'm trying this forum as y'all are generally experienced travelers and very helpful.
My situation: in April of this year I was living in Chicago and booked flights and accommodations to Dublin and Paris for Thanksgiving via an Aer Lingus flight, I purchased via priceline, it is nonrefundable, and I did buy travel insurance. In August I was offered a job in Dubai and moved here 2 weeks ago. I called Aer Lingus way before I left to inquire about changing my flight from Abu Dhabi as they fly there and paying the fee -- no go. I could not change country of origin for the ticket, for no amount of money (would not have been willing to pay much anyways though). I could change the city in USA or potentially the name on the ticket (which seems dubious?) but no refund, no credit, nothing. I called the travel insurance company and because I have chosen to move, they are also no help. And of course, Priceline was no help.
In the stress of my international move I left this drop, cancelled my Dublin hotel and changed my trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris as the Paris airbnb was nonrefundable. I was luckily able to get a very cheap flight for this itinerary (the beauty of moving to Dubai). Now I am trying to figure out if I have any options to recoup my $1000 for the useless ticket by selling it somehow -- has anyone done this? Or pursuing this further with Aer Lingus, at least demanding a credit somehow. I did not press the issue in September given everything else going on but feel like I may be able to get something out of them -- has anyone had luck with this?
Thanks for any advice / thoughts you may have,