As the “May 1st” holiday approaches, many consumers are planning to travel and play to release the body and mind that have been fettered for more than a year.
Recently, the China Consumers Association released the “May 1st Consumer Reminder” on its official website. It mentioned that a product called “ticket blind box” appeared on the market. A new round of upgraded “ticket blind box” campaign will be launched. After purchase, consumers will get a domestic one-way ticket with a designated departure place, a random destination, and a random date.
In this regard, the China Consumers Association reminds consumers to take a rational view, and “go and go” travel is not advisable. You must consider all factors such as travel time, dining and accommodation, destination conditions, return arrangements, and restrictions on after-sales refunds and exchanges. Make a decision.
Many people have a misunderstanding about walk-and-go travel. Walk-and-go travel is not brave or unplanned. It is based on a certain understanding of each destination that you want to travel. With enough time, I can quickly make a travel plan and immediately pack my luggage and leave. Otherwise, if you really want to go and go blindly to a completely unfamiliar place without a plan, you will only get off the transportation and waste time or even turn back. Therefore, I never encourage people who have no plan or understanding to just leave, unless just go for a holiday and just find a place to stay for a few days or participate in a tour group without thinking about it. Once you want to travel freely, you still have to plan carefully. The essence of the ticket blind box, like the lucky bag, is equivalent to the merchant selling the unsalable goods, which for the airlines is a flight with a low attendance rate (such as a flight that is very early and late on weekdays), and sells them at a very low price. For airlines, an empty seat can be sold for tens of dollars more in the form of a blind box, which can be a bit less loss than an empty seat. At the same time, airlines have gimmicks in order to drain traffic, and they will also use routes in very few popular areas for marketing, giving consumers the illusion that they have a chance to get to the destination they want to go to. But from the consumer’s point of view, travel itself is a time-consuming and expensive thing. Unless it is a person who has nothing to do every day, most people have to work and study. The time that can be squeezed out of travel is very limited. Ticket blind box There are two biggest problems. The first is that the travel time cannot be determined. After all, when everyone is on vacation like May Day, the flight attendance rate itself is high, and the probability of appearing in the blind box is extremely low. The working sunrise with low flight attendance is now in the blind box with high probability, but it is difficult for most people to spare time to enjoy the trip. The second is that the destination cannot be determined. This is also the problem that I mentioned above. Generally, the flight attendance rate of popular holiday destinations is not bad, and the flights with low attendance rate are mostly relatively unknown travel resources. Locally, it is difficult for most ordinary people to make plans quickly and just leave. This is also the fundamental reason why many people finally buy the blind box and cannot go. The ticket blind box is just a grand marketing, borrowing the concept of the blind box, but I agree with what the China Consumers Association said. Traveling requires courage and strategy in order to leave, and the blind ticket box, which blindly makes people speculate on the concept of leaving, is really undesirable.