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Airline's special sale
By Charles (Chuck) Moon



June 09, 2007

I'm up working a temporary contract in Nome, Alaska and my coworkers told me to go online because Alaska Air had a special to Hawaii. I got excited because my son is getting married on Kauai in November and these were the dates of the special. Even though the special had started 3 hours ago (June 7th), I could not find a sale price tickets from Ketchikan to Lihue, Kauai for my wife and self. I then tried to find sale tickets from Seattle to Lihue or just Hawaii but alas I could not. I called the 1-800 number and talked to a sales agent. I was informed that all the the discounted tickets had been sold earlier - in fact I was told that all discounted tickets had been sold quite early.

Later this week I was talking to several Alaska Airline employees and they said that they had heard about the sale to Hawaii last month but were not told what day the sale would start so they came to work with their credit cards ready to buy tickets as soon as they heard the sale was on. They stated that they were never able to get the special discount tickets either because even though they came to work at 8 o'clock the morning of the sale the discounted tickets had been sold out. I asked them what they thought happened? They said the rumor (and note I state rumor) at work was upper level management and their friends had snapped up the tickets before the public could because they were the only ones who the exact time and day of the sale.

I do not know what happened to those discount tickets or how many there were. I do know that I have some doubts about the way this sale was marketed. I could be totally wrong but I would like to find out how many tickets were sold and how many went to employees and friends.

Charles (Chuck) Moon
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 07, 2007 - Published June 09, 2007



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