As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world and strict new U.S. travel restrictions loom over Europe, some budget airlines have been sending a contradictory message that there’s never been a better time to fly. Ad from airlines including Spirit and Frontier urged customers to book flights now. Spirit Airlines sent a promotional email with the subject line, “Never A Better Time To Fly,” to customers Thursday morning. “The perfect time to treat yourself? Right this minute,” the email said. “Grab a great fare now and plan a trip today.” Similarly, Frontier Airlines sent out a promotional email Thursday morning advertising 2 million seats on sale and a promo code for 90% off round-trip domestic flights. “Book with confidence,” the email said. “Increased flexibility! Change/cancel fee waived for new bookings through March 31.” However, Spirit Airlines told CBS News its email was created months ago and was accidentally sent. A spokesperson said the company was able to stop the email from reaching 75% of its subscribers once it realized the mishap. “We apologize for the marketing email that was sent earlier today,” the airline told CBS News. “It was written prior to the current situation and unfortunately sent. We are closely


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