Today I was given proof that United enjoys teasing me no end. Why do I say this? Well, between help desk tickets I was checking my in-box and found an alert from United with new airfares. That's right, they just e-mailed me to announce a super-saver sale for holiday travel. One fare in particular screams "dump everything and run, this is a great deal" to me and is taunting me no end. The terms are simple: I must book my travel before November 17th and fly between November 20th, 2003 and January 6th, 2004.
So what caught my eye and is making me drool? Well, how about this: New York City to London round-trip for $332. Think about it, gang: round trip across the ocean on a Boeing 777, for $332. That's only about $100 more than the rate I was charged for the flight to Seattle that I never got to take.
$332. 6,000 miles. That's an incredible deal!
And I have absolutely no reason to go.