I needed five round-trip tickets for a Frugal Duchess book signing party at Georgetown University on July 17th (6-9 p.m.) at the Alumni House at the corner of 36th & "O" Streets in Washington D.C. We're making a family trip of the event and I wanted to take my kids on a tour of GU, where I attended school from 1976-1980.
When I did the math, I figured that we could all fly on Spirit for under $200 with the special price, excluding extra fees for luggage, tax and breathing space. Ha!
No luck. My fingers were busy clicking, tapping and typing, but I was not able to land those cheap flights. The best deal I found was about $200 round-trip or just over $1,000 for all five tickets. My mother thinks that it was a bait-and-switch scenario and the $11 tickets were just a lure.
I'm not sure. I plan to call the company and get some answers. Meanwhile, the latest promo of discounts touts $48 and $24 savings off each ticket.
Here's the link and I wonder if other travelers have better luck.