UTA_FLYingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
If there were weasel awards for airlines, my vote would go out to easyJet and Duo.
Flying out of GVA, I have never managed to get a fare that was anywhere near the prices advertised on billboards.
As for Duo...300 Euro plus for LYS to BHX return >? three months in advance too ? these people should rename themselves HCC's.
Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1651 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
I'm not saying that South West isn't a LCC but, I live in FLL a city that South West has around 38 flights. I have yet to have a time that I was traveling that South West was not matched or under cut by another airline, be it that I'm planing 4 weeks or 1 weeks ahead. One time I was flying FLL-SJC-FLL and America West beat South West by over 95$ and that trip was planed well ahead.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Regarding Duo: The STR-BHX tickets are much cheaper since they're Duo (compared to the former "BA operated by Maersk UK"), plus there is no minimum-stay on Duo. By the way it seems like BA (now operated by Citiexpress) fares have also become cheaper, due to the competition of two airlines now on that route.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
I concur that Duo is not very 'Low Fare' whatever their costs may be - the lowest fare NCE-BHX seems to be EUR80.00, which isn't that cheap once you add the taxes - BA/BD to LHR can be cheaper than that.
Also, DUO operate only RJ's, so presumably their cost-per-seat has to be higher than normal LCC.
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
I'm pretty sure Low Cost Carrier refers to their cost to operate, not the cost of their tickets. Apparently GVA is a market that will support those higher fares. Otherwise the planes would be flying empty, right? Good thing the UN has deep pockets to keep those fares high!