Galeaocumbica From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
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??
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1959 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!
Galeaocumbica From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
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...
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1809 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.