Groupon's Good for Something, Like Virgin America Flights with Free WiFi
We have our doubts about group buying sites like Groupon, especially when we're getting emails for discounts on laser hair removal 80% of the time, but occasionally great deals do pop up, and one such sale starts today.
The deal: Pay $39, get $100 towards round-trip flights between Chicago-ORD and San Francisco-SFO or Los Angeles-LAX. Included in that $39 is also a code to redeem for a free session of Gogo in-flight WiFi, itself worth $12.95. The $100 you get can be used to purchase any class of travel...so you're that much closer to one of the big seats in First Class.
The fine print: The Groupon Getaways deal is live until February 6, but they could always end it early if the deal gets too popular. You must book your flights b February 29 and travel before March 31, 2012.
Really this deal is best for those from Chicago who want a little fun in the SoCal sun before spring, or for those in LA and SF who have business to attend to or family to visit in Chicago and would like to branch out from the legacy airlines, while not having to worry about paying for at least one session of the in-flight WiFi. Get it while it's hot!
[Photos: Groupon screenshot]