We got this email from a subscriber who wished to cancel her premium trip-alert subscription with us.
Although all subscribers can cancel any time with no questions asked, I thought I’d address her feedback in case you have similar concerns yourself.
- We certainly understand that not everyone likes certain discount airlines, but (in addition to being able to fly somewhere for $11 round-trip) here are a few things to consider about a great fare on a discount airline:
- Airlines are EXTREMELY competitive, and many times when a discount airline like Spirit, Frontier or Southwest drops fares to $11 or $39, other airlines often drop their fares as well. It doesn’t always happen, but we’ve had countless amounts of subscribers who were able to snag a direct flight on Delta, United or American for the same (or very similar) price as what we initially published from a competing discount airline.
- Sure, basic coach seating on Frontier or Spirit is… pretty basic, but sometimes – You can upgrade to business class seats (which include free bags) for less than what it would cost to check a couple bags.)
- Discount airlines are only about half of the fares we share. The other 50% are larger carriers like Delta, United, American & sometimes even Virgin.
- We also publish business-class fares with every trip we share, and a discount fare in coach can often mean a discount in business class too. Rather than dismiss a flight because it’s on a carrier you don’t like – check what business class fares are. That might completely change your mind about that carrier.
- If you ever decide that “The JGOOT Way” of travel isn’t a fit for you, – canceling is as easy as sending an email. All I ask is that you give it a fair chance.
PS – We realize “The JGOOT Way” of travel isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a subscriber having doubts – the single best thing you can do to see if it is a fit for you is to check your trip-alerts every day – whether planning a trip or not.
It really is that simple. Open your trip-alert emails every day for 2 weeks. You’ll be surprised at how often a $30 or $50 flight inspires a trip to visit a friend, or how often a $200 or $300 flight that normally costs over $1500 per person inspires a vacation most people wouldn’t even contemplate until retirement.
Sample Trip-Alert with Coach and Business-Class Fares: