Friday, December 26th, 2014, 11:15 am
–10 Years Of Deals! What Were Your Favorites?
–10 Years Of Travel And Deal Blogging And A Return To Where It All Began
On December 25th, 2013 I flew on the red-eye to Cleveland after giving a DansDeals Seminar in LA.
And just before dozing off “Proisrael” made a post on DDF at 10:59am about cheap flights from Newark to Los Angeles.
Only it was much more than that. It was $25 flights to Florida, $42 flights to LA, and $82 fights to Hawaii. And they were all bookable in first class.
A blogger made a post wondering why 14,000 people had searched for JFK-LAX tickets that morning…well 47,000 clicks went through DansDeals that morning to Priceline alone and most of DansDeals traffic originates from those 2 cities…
Thousands of DansDeals readers booked vacations on the cheap. However many sat in limbo and sites like Orbitz and Priceline didn’t issue ticket numbers to most people.
Delta then went above and beyond what they had to do by honoring thousands of reservations that were unconfirmed. Only confirmed tickets have to be honored, but out of an abundance of goodwill Delta decided to honor everyone’s reservations. They even allowed people who missed their flight to reschedule for up to a year later!
Then again DDF legend “Something Fishy” can definitely give him a run for his money with his mind-blowing story of his first class trip to Hawaii. If you don’t follow Something Fishy’s trip reports on DDF you should. His awe-inspiring photography will leave you itching to replicate his trips. You can find them linked to in this DDF Wiki that keeps track of trip reports posted on DDF. And that awesome wiki is maintained by none other than Something Fishy 😀
The glitch destroyed our servers which finally prompted moving DansDeals to AWS, which has been stable during the price glitches that have gone viral in 2014.
Before the 08/06/12 El Al glitch there were less than 5,000 people who followed @DansDeals on Twitter. On 12/26/13 before the Delta glitch there were 21,700 followers. Today you can join the 44,300+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
You can even have Twitter send you a text message whenever a new deal is posted.
Where did you go and what exciting things happened on your trip? Hit the comments!