IT’S been a long and exhaustive campaign period for many Americans and the rest of the world who watched closely.
To help with post-election stress, many airlines are offering flash sales to encourage people to leave their countries for some respite, if only temporarily.
Malaysia’s budget carrier AirAsia introduced a flash sale to remind people not to “trump their getaway plans”. The sale expires on November 12 and sees fares that go as low as RM29 (about US$7).
Meanwhile, Royal Jordanian introduced cheaper fares to fly into US cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New York before the election results were confirmed late last afternoon. The promotional page on the airline’s site read: “Just in case he wins… travel to the US while you’re still allowed to!”
Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair also launched a sale to coincide with the election result, with fares as low as US$11. The carrier sent out many tongue-in-cheek promotional messages including “No One Trumps Ryanair Fares”, “Down with high fare, down with high walls”, and “Even she wouldn’t delete our email offers.”