There has been quite a lot of buzz in the last 24 hours on a deal with Groundlink via Jetsetter in the US. The headline deal was offering transfers from JFK to/from Manhattan (and other airports in NY, and across the US) for really good prices, such as $29 or $39. Clever people worked out that if you referred someone you could earn $25 in Jetsetter credits making the transfer pretty cheap.
I have used Jetsetter before and got OK deals with them, but as I need to travel in to and out of Manhattan on the way to the OneWorldMegaDo, I decided to be lazy and take up this offer.
So, it all worked well – paid for the voucher and got the three emails.
Well, that was until I came to book my car! Imagine my surprise when the advertised $39 transfer to/from JFK turned in to a $75 credit against the trip and this wasn’t enough to cover the transfer price quoted by the site. In fact I had to pay up an additional $26.15 to get my transfer. Added to the $39 already paid and you’re pretty close to the taxi fare to Manhattan I would have paid. I chose the absolutely most basic car as you can see.
I am going to contact Jetsetter later and see what they say, but for now – Buyer Be-aware
This is in the email received from Jetsetter: