Valerie was to fly down to California for work. The plan was to get into Vancouver the day before to drop off the Jag, stay in a hotel, fly out the next day, and pickup the Jag on the way home. The plan unraveled due to severe weather in California – cancelling her business meetings.
So Valerie is in Vancouver (using the hotel room) and getting the Jag stuff done (replacement key). The flight? A loss.