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LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!  
User currently offlineDakotasport From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Just to let you know, flying AA or even AC on March13/05 is cheaper than flying with jetsgo!!

Goodbye... that is all

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2620 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.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineDakotasport From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Sorry, that's flying to FLL!

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 984 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2574 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

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Remember, there has to be a low fare in the first place for the others to match or undercut. Also, as said, LCCs are usually cheaper with last minute and one-way fares.


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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

The LCC's are low-cost with low fares.

The legacies are high-cost with low fares.

See the problem?



Freddie Laker ... May be at peace with his maker ... But he is a persona non grata ... with IATA
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Remember, there has to be a low fare in the first place for the others to match or undercut. Also, as said, LCCs are usually cheaper with last minute and one-way fares.

Also unless there's intense competition with one or more LCCs, many legacy carriers require Saturday night stays in order to get their cheap rate.

Most if not all LCCs in the U.S. never require a Saturday night stay.



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

These type of posts are getting right up there with A vs. B. It's been done a million times now. Airlines match each others prices...Blah blah blah.

Let's retire this topic, "Southwest isn't cheap!", "How can AirTran call themselves an LLC"...and the like. It's getting old.

B


User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2382 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

 Big thumbs up



LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5727 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2190 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.



[Edited 2004-08-13 15:24:54]

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2183 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.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4275 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

What happened to the SPOT THIS! ?


None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

When we talk about Low Cost Carriers, we're talking not about the cost of the tickets, but rather the cost of operating the flights. That's the difference.


Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8481 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Elwood

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.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1974 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.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Here's another example for travel tomorrow from the self-styled world's lowest cost airline:

MAN to DUB One Way (note this is one way!)

FR - £200.15
EI - £97.10

And this from the airline that calls Aer Lingus rip-off merchants.




User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1927 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.

User currently offlineEAL727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Remember, they are "Low Cost Carriers". That does not always equate to "Low Fare Carrier". It is common to be able to find better fares on the Majors than on the LCC's.

Ironically, it is only in response to the growing success of the LCC's that the Majors publish these lower fares. Therefore, either way, we can thank the LCC's for making flying affordable.



Got time to spare? Go by air!!
User currently offlineJfkYYZ From Canada, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

For my airline, C6 -- an regional LCC here in Canada, usually our basefares go fast, so our prices may be higher than "regular" because the majority of our seats have already gone.


j. in YYZ
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