The hard sell
January 2, 2009
Has anyone tried booking an airline ticket lately?
I’m checking off another item on my list of things to do, having just booked my flight for a meeting in January and, my goodness, United.com is shilling hard for the upsell.
First, I was redirected to the Economy Plus option for $24/way when I was selecting my flights; when I didn’t take the bait and proceeded to purchase the plain vanilla economy itinerary, I was redirected again.
This time, they had a screen offering me a One Time Deal! Good for Five Minutes! to upgrade to the next class. Goodness, people, this plane probably won’t even have a proper First Class! There was even a little doomsday countdown, showing how much time I had left to come to my senses and snatch up the opportunity to pay another $95 for a FC seat on one of the two flights. Pf, not even both ways at that price? Count me out.