Delta airlines surprised its customers this week by offering a weekend round trip ticket from Aberdeen to Minneapolis for $140. The catch: The flights leave Saturday and travelers must return either Monday or Tuesday.
Next weekend, the price is back to $469.
Delta sent emails to many of its customers Thursday offering the deal. A check of the Delta website today showed the $140 rate for those departure and arrival dates. No promotional code was required.
The flights depart for Minneapolis at 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
"I have never seen this before and hopefully Delta will do it again," said Mike Wilson, Aberdeen Regional Airport manager. "I know they offered a weekend Internet special at a few other cities. There was a deal offered from Manchester (N.H.) to New York."
It is not known if more weekend Internet specials will be offered. Delta corporate communications did not return calls for comment.
Wilson said he might learn more next week when he has a call with a Delta marketing staff member.
To check to on flight prices go to www.delta.com/booking.