Yesterday I got a promotional email advertising round trip coach airfare from JFK to LHR. Since I have a trip to London in May, I thought this would be a steal! Even better…I could earn .50 cents by clicking the advertisement at the top of my own website. So I could go to London for only $209.50! Woohoo. I put in my dates, picked my flights and sure enough, the flight added up to $210, round trip. This seemed way too good to be true. And it was! You know how much the taxes and fees were? $676.10.
Unreal…bait and switch? False advertising? I’m not sure what to call it except cruel! Oh, and look for just $416 more, I can buy premium economy. Except as I learned when I clicked that option, $416 only upgrades you to premium economy one-way.
What a deal!
Oh, and PS, the parternship between US Airways and Virgin Atlantic ends June 1st 2013, so no more Virgin flights for me after May.