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Which Is The Best U.K Low Cost Carrier?  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

Been reading a few reviews on carsurvey.org where people post their opinions on flights they have taken.

Just out of interest, I compared FR, U2 and BE and FR definately had a lot more grumbles than the rest (and yes, I know it's not a U.K carrier but you know what I mean!).

From your own personal experiences, do you have a preferred LCC?

Cumulus.


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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7947 times:

You have to take review sites with a pinch of salt. I moderate the flights sections of a holiday website and you only tend to get people posting reviews if they loved the flight or hotel, or hated it. Reviews are useful to get a feel, but considering FR is the larger airline of the ones you mention, they are bound to get more posts.I'm not saying disregard the posts, just bear in mind the motivation behind them as your judgement may be skewed. I'd be happy to fly with any of the ones you mention, it's more of a question of price and schedule.

Darren



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2983 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7875 times:

Which is the best U.K. low cost carrier...?

British Airways, I often find these days.

Competetive prices and many of the basics included which others now call extra cost options.  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

It is certainly not FR. They are from the Irish Republic not the UK.

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[Edited 2008-08-01 06:24:17]

User currently offlineMutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7799 times:



Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 2):
British Airways, I often find these days.

Even the BBC agrees with that based on the One Show earlier in the week (a soft news show with a consumer interest slot)


User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7760 times:

I would vote for Jet2.com !


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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7733 times:



Quoting VV701 (Reply 3):
It is certainly not FR. They are from the Irish Republic not the UK.



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
(and yes, I know it's not a U.K carrier but you know what I mean!).




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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7731 times:



Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 2):
British Airways, I often find these days.

Heard on the radio today they are currently reporting losses of 80% odd. Times are tight out for everyone, especially airlines.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7686 times:

Out of the UK LCC's I'd chose Air Southwest. After them I'd put the UK's LCC's in this order;

EasyJet
FlyBe
Jet2
Monarch
XL Airways
BMIBaby
FlyGlobespan
ThomsonFly

That's based on my experiences with all of them; the price of the flight; on time performance; friendliness of the ground and cabin crew and overall seat comfort.


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7710 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7647 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
(and yes, I know it's not a U.K carrier but you know what I mean!).

Nope, sorry - I don't. If we're allowing foreign LCCs into the equation just because they operate in the UK, then I'm saying Air Berlin.



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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7644 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 7):
Heard on the radio today they are currently reporting losses of 80% odd

I'd suggest there's a big difference between an 80% loss and an 80% drop in profits  Wink.



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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7631 times:

Well No. 1 for me is EasyJet

Had dozens of flights on dozens of routes with them and rarely am i disappointed.


Monarch i use twice a year and I like their service but just cant get a 'cheap/low cost' flight no matter how hard i try.

As it happens i take my first flight on BMi Baby this month from EMA to AGP.
I am looking forward to it even though they use ageing 733's.

Ryanair ive used lots too and pretty much a different argument here, the service has always seemed below usual standards, overall the flights i get on the website are not necessarily expensive but always far dearer than the price that is shown first when they've stuck their add-ons to the bill. I,m expecting before long that they will want to charge you for each breath you take. Therefore they will not get a rating from me.



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User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7617 times:

ZB!!!!!

Monarch i find is by far the best! They combine great service with low prices. (Most of the flights ive been on have overhead IFE screens even if the flight is only 2 hours long) and they always have the option to buy a hot meal which, although is not the best food in the world - its nice to have the option!

plus - some of their flights are 'CelebAir' flights. You get celebrities as your crew for the ITV2 TV programme!

BAguy


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