My least favorite thing about flying is SkyMall. I’ll put up with stinky closet-bathrooms, screaming jet engines, and ear aches, just please banish SkyMall.
The items and prices in this catalog are so ridiculous, it’s an affront to my bargain sensibility. I mean, who really shops at SkyMall? Have you EVER purchased something from SkyMall? What would compel you to shop there? Please enlighten me. I really don’t understand who would pay $59.95 for a bug vacuum.
I’m writing about SkyMall because one of my favorite things about flying – GoGo Wireless in-flight Internet – has partnered with my flight nemesis. Spend $125 at SkyMall and get a free GoGo pass (worth about $13). Bargain? Nyet. (That’s Russian for no so it really means no).
You’re better off looking for a GoGo coupon code, buying a pack of Internet passes, or reading a book. While I’m ranting, here three ridiculous things I found in SkyMall:
- A combo aquarium coffee table for $380. (That’s a lot of money for something that inevitably gets covered up with old magazines, dirty dishes, and crap.)
- A glorified neti-pot for $99.95. (The drugstore has them for about $10.)
- A stainless steel wall mount fireplace for $249.99, above. (Hey baby, let me impress you with fire in preposterous places.)
Clearly, SkyMall is making sales because it hasn’t gone out of business. I just don’t get why someone would need to buy something on a flight. Like, my pooch so desperately needs to climb into my bed that I’m going to purchase this $199.95 pet ramp right now. Even though it won’t be delivered for seven days.
Is there anything that gets under your skin like SkyMall irks me?