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Ryanair Prices! Buy Later, Pay Less!  
User currently offlineGaleaocumbica From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Hello all!

Since I moved to England for the 3rd time, back in 2001, I became a great fan of Ryanair.
With their cheap air tickets to almost everywhere around Europe, I am able to spend long weekends abroad enjoying wonderful places.
But I am starting to believe that buying tickets as earlier as you can is not 100% true you will get the best prices.
I am quite upset because my mother just decided to spend a month here in London with me and we will go together for 2 weeks holiday between Italy and Spain, beginning of May.
Last week I bought the tickets and yesterday I was checking Ryanair website again, and for my surprise the tickets from Valladolid to Stansted are 50% less that I paid.
I paid around 85 Euros and if I buy them today I will pay only 43 Euros...
Can you believe that???
Is there something that I could do??



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Who is cheaper, Ryanair, or Easyjet? I was going to take Easyjet from AMS to LTN later on this year, but if Ryanair is cheaper, then that might be the way to go.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6306 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Ryanair seems to change every day...I flew them once from Klagenfurt to Stansted, and this exact same thing happened to me. But a lot of airlines do this too. My friend flew United from ORD - DEN and while on the plane, he was talking to a guy who had booked the ticket later and paid like 25% less. Guess it's just luck of the draw. But still, can you really complain about 83 Euros from London to Spain? Not too bad in my book...that's about what I pay from Chicago to Kansas City...and I'd much rather go to Spain then KC!  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2862 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

The fares on LCC's are like stock "prices" (Can't come up with the real term right now!), they go up and down all the time.

User currently offlineNicedream From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Go3Team: I don't think Ryanair flies from Amsterdam. You may want to look at Basiq and BMI for that route though. Last time I did Lon-Ams, BMI was the cheapest.

User currently offlineGaleaocumbica From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Right SW733!

My flatmate just arrived from Glasgow, with a BMI flight (45 minutes delayed) and I was telling her the history.
She said once you bought the ticket with any LCC you should never check the website again for bad surprises...
She is right...

Rgds


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

The fares on LCC's are like stock "prices" (Can't come up with the real term right now!), they go up and down all the time.

This phenomenon isn't limited to LCCs. For network carriers, the same is true, unless you're booking 2 or 3 weeks out.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Like most airlines, Ryanair uses powerful yield management systems to manage its fares. Yield management measures historical and anticpated demand on a particular flight and prices seats accordingly. Sometimes, the system gets it wrong which explains why a ticket can be cheaper near to departure.

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