This is really a hotel thing, not an airline thing, but I thought it was worth noting that Jetsetter (a Gilt-owned “members only” short-term sale hotel discount site) and SniqueAway (a Tripadvisor-owned “members only” short-term sale hotel discount site) are offering deals on the same hotel today, The Mount Cinnamon in Grenada (use this link for a Jetsetter invite; use this link for a SniqueAway invite).
For what it’s worth:
a) I can’t imagine either company is happy about having the same deal on the same day;
b) If you’re keeping score at home, SniqueAway has better prices ($189 vs $215 for the 1-bedroom suite; $259 vs. $290 for the 2-bedroom villa)
c) These sites generally have similar-type discounts (30% and up) on interesting properties
d) I’m not yet convinced this is more than just a niche product
e) For full disclosure I interviewed with Jetsetter over a year ago and I have only the nicest things to say about that team.
f) Other short-term discount sites like RueLaLa, ideeli and Hautelook (which bought BonVoyou) are also getting into this short-term hotel discount game, along with existing products from Tablet Hotels and LuxuryLink.
g) This is the end of my list and of my hotel diversion for the week. Carry on.