DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 846 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
LCC's typically own on last minute fares, but very advanced fares are closely matched and from time to time, the full-service carrier is cheaper. LCC fares also fluctuate less from week to week... which keeps me happy
ACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
My last trips within Europe were with BA. I chose them Firstly because I love them, secondly because their fares were cheaper than say Easyjet or Ryanair hauling my luggage all the way to their secondary airport and finally because I received a full meal and did not have to run like cattle to get my assigned seat. if you are flexible enough and you really care for your self I will choose lagacies all the way trhough.
Long life GOOD and only GOOD legacy carriers
LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
Quite frequently LCCs are more expensive, because people know that they are LCCs and automatically presume that they will have the cheapest fares, when they do not.
My words. Blind faith in LCCs being always the best buy is nonsense. Just couple of hours ago I was looking up a fare for a family friend from Enfield, England to come for a quick "last minute" weekend visit to PRG tomorrow. This is what I found for STN-PRG:
EasyJet: 242 GBP (443 USD) incl. taxes
Czech Airlines: 159 GBP (293 USD) incl. taxes
I think it's great that LCCs started the price war, but whenever it is possible I fly "regular" airline instead.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
These days, proper airlines are willing to match and beat LCC's on most routes. The last 2 trips I've done to the UK were on BA, because the price difference with Easyjet has been marginal (EUR20-30), and the convenience of LHR and web/self-service check-in more than outweigh the small price difference. I still price U2, and have booked them for a LPL-NCE flight next week, but I will always check the proper airlines as well.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
You beat me to it. A lot of people are ignorant in the sense that they assume that Low Cost equal Low Fare. There's a big difference between the two. Low Cost stands for low OPERATING cost.
The general public just knows that the words "low cost" are involved and presume that they have the cheapest tickets.
Kim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
That's one example, but I've found while looking up carriers like EasyJet, AirBerlin, SkyEurope, and Virgin Express that in many cases, the fares between certain city pairs are often a fraction of the fare on a national or legacy carrier. Not everyone is thrilled about RyanAir, but I've heard mostly positive things about the others in that group.