My recent blogging delinquency has stemmed from our recent vacation to Baja California Sur over Semana Santa (Holy Week) here in Mexico. As you can look forward to hearing about in painful detail in a subsequent blog post, we had a VERY BAD experience with AeroMexico trying to get from Mexico City to La Paz. AeroMexico had been enjoying a honeymoon period as “my new favorite airline”. Unfortunately, its rotten lying employees & willingness to let teen girls board an aircraft even after throwing up on the carpet 5 feet outside the airplane ramp entry point has sent Aeromexico plummeting to the bottom of my list. (well, let’s be honest: at least until it has the cheapest price for somewhere I need to go)
Long story short, I have begun to pay closer attention to AeroMexico’s top rival, Mexicana, including the 20 emails Mexicana sends me each week touting their hot deals. For whatever reason, the promotional email I received today seemed particularly noteworthy. Maybe it’s because of the Marketing class I am currently taking in my MBA program, where we recently discussed how certain advertisements use different tactics to sell a product. Let’s just say, airline tickets seem to be the last thing on one’s mind when you look at this ad:
A few follow up questions:
- Does that guy live in Mexico? Because I haven’t seen him.
- Or is the point supposed to be that you will meet that guy if you fly to Canada? Because seriously… (Am resisting making a snide Canada-joke here, in the event that I have unknown Canadian readers.)
- Am I just having trouble with depth perception, or is that a 3rd person’s arm grabbing the edge of the tub on the right?
- These people haven’t even OPENED their bottle of wine. How realistic is that?
- That “from $218 USD” price clearly only reflects flights between Nuevo Laredo and Laredo. Because I have never seen a flight that cheap from Mexico to the US.
- Not to be redundant, but again, are they implying that guy will fly with you from Mexico to some international destination? Because either he doesn’t live here, or someone needs to tell me which colonia he resides in within Mexico City so I can alert my single friends.
Soon to come!! Tales of the good part of our Semana Santa trip– Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz. Note to self: the beaches of La Paz are a must do. Book your flights now! (on Mexicana)