Lots of offers are appearing in your inbox as we ramp up for “BLACK FRIDAY”.
The term “Lost Leader” comes to mind when on-line offers appear to be too good to be true. They probably are!
WestJet released a Black Friday sale.
I like flying with WestJet. Friendly staff, they go the extra mile (except when you have to pay for sandwiches and baggage!) and at this time of year, they release cool promos, treating passengers to nifty, heart warming promotions. I know that’s all kind of shallow, but I prefer the attitude of WestJet.
So, opening the email from the airline, immediately you might think – where would I like to fly! Calgary, Edmonton, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New York. Head to a hockey game, a quick visit with friends, relatives, I have a few extra days, I can do this on a budget!! How exciting…then you start to look at the prices and the availability. Of course there are black out dates, that’s a given!
So here are some of the interesting things you’ll find. Orlando, Florida – sure its a couple hundred dollars to get there, but you’ll be staying for a week. What if you just want to go for a couple of days! Coming home, you’re paying more! The same goes for flying to Calgary. And I get it, the airline is filling flights that aren’t always full. But from Regina to Calgary, I really don’t want to go through Edmonton and have layovers!
Just be thorough when you’re booking! You still might save some money – probably helps if you fly from the Calgary hub to begin with!
The joys of Black Friday – not always advertised as thee best thing!