*EDITED* Check out this article that talks to this very topic.
It’s not because of the recession – – although the current state of our economy does play a role.
Passenger traffic is down over 10% compared to last year. As a result Airlines have grounded planes and reduced capacity. Business travel has dropped and these group of travelers make up a huge percentage of airline’s profits. With less business travelers flying or purchasing business class tickets, airlines are slashing prices in efforts to get your money.
Story long short – – it’s a buyers market. Cash in!
Jetblue is having a crazy sale. Prices as low as $39 bucks. I love this sale but it’s still too expensive to go home to Buffalo.
Note to airlines – – Hello… Phoenix – Buffalo… cheap… Please?
USAirways hears my pleas because the cheapest ticket I’ve brought to go home was $84 bucks. You cannot beat that with a stick.
If I wanted to go to LA right now, Southwest will let me get away for $49.
Frontier Airlines is upping the ante and offering fares as low as $39. I can escape to Denver for $59.
Not to be outdone, United.com is featuring “The great flyaway sale”. I can fly to Chicago for a cool $79.
If I had a comfortable cushion in the bank, I’d purchase tickets for:
- A trip home in May, June, September, October, and December – gotta watch my babies grow!
- A trip to CT to meet my friend’s new born baby girl
- Tickets for E and I celebrate his birthday during the Essence Festival in New Orleans
- Fly away to a tropical destination for our birthday cruise
- Celebrate the wedded bliss of a very good college friend in August
- Escape to Seattle to celebrate my 29th with my girlfriends. No boyfriends allowed.
Right now all I have to my name is a dollar and a dream. If you go the cash reserves, cash in on these sales. Do pay attention to the fine print. A lot of these prices are good if you travel on Tuesday or Wednesday and stay overnight on Saturday.