$40 Roundtrips from Washington Dulles

Independence Air is offering a “Friends and Family” promotion beginning on their first day of flying (tomorrow) through the end of the month — $40 roundtrip plus tax to anywhere they fly.


Since the email from their Director of Marketing, which was forwarded to me, says “You can FWD:FWD:FWD this to anyone and everyone. Go ahead!” I feel pretty comfortable sharing it on this website.

    —–Original Message—–

    From: Rick Delisi [mailto:Rick.Delisi@flyi.com]

    Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 10:59 AM

    Subject: Special Offer to Friends of Independence Air Team Members



    Greetings to Everyone I’ve Ever Met In My Entire Life:



    As you can probably imagine, all of us at INDEPENDENCE AIR are pretty excited about our new service at Washington Dulles. We’re ready to start flying in less than a week–June 16th. As part of the inaugural celebration, everyone on the Independence Air team is allowed to invite all our personal friends and family to fly to any of our first nine launch destinations for just $40 roundtrip (plus whatever taxes the government feels compelled to add) but ONLY during our first two weeks of service from June 16-30.



    Forty bucks roundtrip! That ain’t bad!



    Here’s how it works:

    –From 6/16-30 you can fly to/from Washington Dulles, Atlanta, Newark, Boston, Raleigh or Chicago

    –From 6/23-30 you can fly to/from any of the above cities PLUS White Plains (NY), Columbia (SC), Portland (ME) or Norfolk



    If any of this sounds good, here’s what you do:



    –Call our toll-free reservation number 1-800-FLY-FLYi (800-359-3594)



    –Tell the reservations folks you want the “Friends & Family Promotion”



    –Tell ’em you know me: Rick DeLisi



    –Tell ’em my employee number: 13229



    –Select from the available flight(s) between 6/16-30 (not every single flight is available, but you’ll have a good selection to choose from)



    –Make a reservation (this is NOT stand-by or anything like that, this is a CONFIRMED reservation)



    –You can fly as often as you like to as many places as you like, with as many people as you want to include



    Why are we doing all this? Because starting on June 16th, we’re finally gonna start writing our own rules about how air travel ought to work. We’re sick and tired of the way the airlines have treated people in the past and we’re determined to be the airline that finally gets it right. Flying should be fast, easy and fun. Fares ought to be fair, and you should be treated like a welcomed guest. So we want to welcome our own friends as our first guests!



    PLEASE FEEL FREE to pass this email along to your circle of family and friends. You can FWD:FWD:FWD this to anyone and everyone. Go ahead!



    If you have any questions about all this, give me a call at the office or send an email to rick.delisi@FLYi.com



    If you want more information about what Independence Air is all about, please visit our website at www.FLYi.com



    I hope you get a chance to take advantage of this two-weeks-only offer. Even if you weren’t planning on flying anywhere in the next couple of weeks, what the heck, for $40 roundtrip, you might as well just pick a destination and GO. Have fun!



    Rick DeLisi

    Director of Corporate Communications

    (703) 650-6019

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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