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Easyjet New Route STN-AMS  
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Introduced for Winter timetable, 3 x daily; lowest fares are about 10 pounds cheaper than the competition (Basiqair) @ approx 34 pounds total (if you book now....)

Let the battle begin...

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

About time! If only it was in operation in early September...


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7304 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

The STN - AMS route was always supposed to be launched by Go at the start of their second winter, but becasue the AGP, ALC and FAO route were so popular they never quite got around to allocating capacity it. ZRH and LYS were launched instead, with EasyJet beating them to STN - GVA.


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

About time! If only it was in operation in early September...

Why, you could also fly Basiq?

Anyway if easyJet's lowest fare is GBP 10 cheaper than the competition, does this mean that I get money to fly easyJet as Basiq's lowest fare is EUR 9 one way?

Anyway, again a route easyJet will loose to Basiq (they lost on AMS-NCE and AMS-BCN and Basiq pre-empted AMS-MAD). However, AMS-STN is still a better idea than the proposed AMS-AGP route (which easyJet is/was also considering).



User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Hmm... LJ, not entirely sure what your point is. I've just checked both the easyJet and Basiqair sites for the cheapest possible return fare on the STN-AMS route. Reults:

Basiqair: £47.19 (€66.35)
easyJet: £34.82 (€48.94)

The Basiqair total is from two one-way €9 fares, the easyJet total is from an outbound fare of £6.99 and an inbound fare of £11.83 - you won't find cheaper fares than that at the moment.

Quite simply, easyJet is cheaper than Basiqair. Yes, a €9 one-way fare does sound great, but Basiqair leave out a greater proportion of additional costs, hence higher total fares.

LJ, your support for Basiqair is admirable, but I fear that, perhaps, you are being patriotic (just a hunch) for no real reason. You suggest that Basiqair may be about to run easyJet out of AMS, which, in my opinion, isn't going to happen. easyJet is, or at least tries to be, a European company, not just a British one. easyJet have done well at AMS, and you can be certain that, without them, Basiqair wouldn't even exist. The days of the national airline in Europe are numbered, so please don't feel regret that those planes flying from AMS may not be Dutch registered. With a bit of luck, one day we may have an EU wide aircraft registration! EU-...?!

tombezza


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

You suggest that Basiqair may be about to run easyJet out of AMS, which, in my opinion, isn't going to happen.

easyJet won't be running out of AMS due to Basiq, but I haven't seen any of flights which easyJet would serve out of AMS (Paris, Zurich, Madrid and Malaga) materialise. Maybe next summer, but again I fear that again we won't see any new AMS-non UK flight and thus only have Basiq to the sun.

LJ, your support for Basiqair is admirable, but I fear that, perhaps, you are being patriotic (just a hunch) for no real reason.

I think you overestimate my support for Basiq and underestimate my support for easyJet. I would have flown easyJet to Nice or Madrid, but given the bad schedule to Nice and the fact that easyJet doesn't fly to Madrid (yet?) I don't have many options but to fly Basiq (not that they're a bad airline, but it's usually very difficult to get the cheap fares).

BTW an easyJet manager told a Dutch newspaper a few months ago (when they reduced flights to AMS) that there's too much capacity in the AMS-LON market. Therefore I wonder why easyJet suddenly decided to fly AMS-STN.


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

It's good in some ways - from what I can see, easyjet's "policy" is for fares to increase as the date of departure draws near....so you know for sure that the only way of getting cheap fares with them is to book as far in advance as possible (barring special offers).

Basiqair (so far) appears to be offering slightly lower fares, even on some last-minute flightd; in some instances, I have seen flights departing in around 4-5 days selling for the promo 9 euros.....I don't know why or how, but I do know that this would not happen with easy.

so in the words of Dubya, bring 'em on  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

I heard Virgin Express was at least planning a major expansion at AMS, but they did that often at several airports and always pulled out before they started service.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5301 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2182 times:



From a personal point of view I would like to see AMS-AGP, why another AMS - LON? The more lowcost sun destinations the better , is it?


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

The more lowcost sun destinations the better , is it?

For English pple, yes Big grin


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5301 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

DoorsToManual

Guess even in argentina people want to fly to the sun in the winter. And as cheap as possible........ Besides, I'm Dutch and live in France.


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Guess even in argentina people want to fly to the sun in the winter

Yes, unfortunately my country and its people are bankrupt  Crying

BTW, I'm actually living in the UK at the moment (chck profile)

salut


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