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
Received June 07, 2007 - Published June 09, 2007
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