Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 58 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
I cannot believe this, and I love it! I just might have to take advantage of the situation. Basically, Jetsgo is offering all males 21 and over free travel on Sunday, Father's day. You have to go and come back on the same day, so that's the catch. Still, this is unbelievable!
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
My guess is that they figured (rightly) that the 18-21 demographic is the students who are most likely to jump on this promo and hence exclude their target audience of the 21+ market who have more purchasing power.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1299 times:
My top preference will be to do the morning flight out to YVR and back on the redeye, assuming seats are available. I should have my cousin with me, so I look forward to catching up with any other airliners.net folks who wanna do the flights too.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 58 Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
It says on the Jetsgo sight that it's only for fathers ... nothing about sons. This is not a scam at all though. If you fly out on Sunday, you still don't pay for the flight (only any additional charges), but you will pay for your return flight, whenever that may be. Basically, it's very similar to the 2 for 1 sale that Jetsgo was having before it started flying.
Maybe ML will keep interest in Jetsgo by having sales such as these ones on a regular basis.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
Unfortunately, as of 1242am, they still havent made ANY seats available at the $0 fare on ANY of the 8 segments they are operating that day to/from YUL, YHZ, YWG or YVR. There is absolutely no change in fare between what it was yesterday to what it is right now, whether for fathers, sons or the holy ghost. I'm waiting till 1am, then shooting off an email to them (reservations center is closed of course) and raising hell in the morning.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
I don't think its illegal if it is just a special offer. Westjet and Air Canada have promotional sales all the time just not to the same extent. They have a good chance at making it with this kind of advertising. I think they should stop saying Canada's true discount airline though because from what I see they offer nothing extra to be the true discount airline. You even have to pay for cookies and beverages.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Unfortunately, unless someone fixes their website pretty damn quick they are going to be getting some pretty NEGATIVE publicity out of this gimmick with a bunch of irate people. Not one seat has been available at this promotional rate yet. Zero. Zip. Nada.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
110am now and still not a damn thing on the site. I just shot off the following email. Lets see what their response (if any) is.
I read with great interest about your Fathers Day promotion where you were offering free travel on June 16 (for flights sold between June 15 at 12am DST and June 16 at 1159pm DST) and accordingly visited your website from 1145pm on June 14th attempting to snag a pair of seats. Alas, during the entire 75 minute duration that I continuously attempted to get seats on ANY route operated by you through your special Father's Day promotion link at http://www.jetsgo.net/en/0410promo.shtm, I was only offered tickets at the regular rates. None of your 8 flights operated on that day offered even one single seat at the promotional rate.
I was very disappointed with this bait and switch tactic employed by JetsGo. I have recently relocated to Toronto from the United States and was very excited about the prospect of flying on a new low-fare carrier, but it appears that you have begun on a bad footing with false advertising and misleading marketing.
I would appreciate a quick response explaining your misleading actions surrounding this promotion, failing which I will take the matter up with the relevant Consumer Boards and Transportation Canada. I sincerely hope that this entire incident was simply a misunderstanding or technical problem on the part of JetsGo, rather than an intentional attempt to bait and switch a trusting public.
In anticipation of a prompt response,
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 12 Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
Kicka** letter B747-437B!! Very Professional. I want to send them one about telling the public that they are Canada's true low fair carrier. I can't wait to see the response. I wonder how long it takes? Doesn't take to long with WJ but with them just starting out I presume things are really hectic.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
Well, kudos to JetsGo. I called them this morning at 9am when the reservations center opened and the guy I spoke with told me that there was a problem with the site last nite, but it is fixed now. I accordingly booked me a YYZ-YVR-YYZ roundtrip on Sunday. Outbound at 9am, an hour in Vancouver and back in Toronto for a late dinner.
I also clarified (again) that this promo is open to ANY MALE OVER 21. No parental requirement. Anyone else interested in joining me on the flights? Or maybe at YVR?
25 Captaingomes: Hey, great stuff!!! Thanks for the information. If you don't mind me asking, what was the total price, as you have to pay for taxes and fees? P.S. ...
26 CPDC10-30: Hey, Sean. I called them up and they wouldn't let me book the ticket because there was "not enough time to check-in" for that flight. I'd love to be o
27 CPDC10-30: This is looking more and more like false advertising. I've spoken with three seperate agents, the last one name Michael now and none of them will allo
28 B747-437B: Total price was C$90-ish. $48 NavCanada $22 Security $10 AIF $10 GST/HST CPDC10-30, I booked as 2 one-ways online. Michael was the same guy who dealt