Airlines offer tweet deals online

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    In this economy a good deal is hard to find, but two airlines are bringing the bargains to you using Twitter.






    In this economy a good deal is hard to find, but two airlines are bringing the bargains to you using Twitter.
     
    According to
    USA Today, JetBlue and United airlines are giving special deals to their social network-savvy customers. Priceline might want to take note.
     
    JetBlue, which has nearly 1 million followers,
    tweets about their cheeps (discounted tickets) once a week.  So far as we can tell, it would be best for you to check either on Mondays or Fridays for your last minutes getaways.
     
    Their posts tell you how much a fare costs, how many seats are available at that price and how long the offer lasts.  The airline generally gives its followers about eight hours to take advantage of the cheeps, which have been priced as low as $9 for certain trips. The company is confident that once their tweeps take advantage of the frugal fares they’ve got loyal customers for life.
     
    "By promoting the Cheeps through Twitter, we give the already spontaneous audience of Twitter users a chance to grab great last-minute fares," said a JetBlue spokesperson. "Those first-time customers trying Cheeps … we know they’re going to come back."
     
    United is a little more sporadic about their cheap tickets called twares. Notice for last minute deals could be posted at any time and their window of opportunity is much smaller.
     
    "Twares are all about surprising our customers with low fares for a very, very limited time," a rep for United told USA Today. "[They] sell extremely fast because the prices are unbeatable."
     
    Users following United usually only get a couple hours to book a tware, but they’ve got amazing destinations like Japan, Hawaii and Vegas. Who’s feeling lucky?!

     

     

     

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