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Impact Of Jet2 On MAN-LGW  
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I fly MAN-LGW with British Airways and their flights can be expensive, so I am waiting to see if Jet2s operation on the route will lead to BA prices falling. I hope so, because I would always prefer to take BA but would like fares to be a bit cheaper.

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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Hello,

I'm travelling to MAN from here, LGW with BA soon hopefully. I don't really think that BA will lower their prices much if at all on the route. It is currently £65 cheapest compared with Jet2s cheapest of £30, but BA have always operated for profit over just filling seats,

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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I am waiting to see if Jet2s operation on the route will lead to BA prices falling. I hope so, because I would always prefer to take BA but would like fares to be a bit cheaper.

Why would you always choose BA? On a flight which lasts little over 30 minutes I'd not want to pay more than double than I needed to. Having flown Jet2 on several occasions they offer a very good product. If price is important to you then you should at least give them a go, you might be pleasantly surprised!

I don't really think that BA will lower their prices much if at all on the route. It is currently £65 cheapest compared with Jet2s cheapest of £30, but BA have always operated for profit over just filling seats,

Jet2 aren't a charity, they operate for profit too! The fare of £30 return is widely available at the moment, probably to generate interest on the route. Once it has become established they may offer fewer seats at this fare but I'm sure will always try to undercut BA's prices, except perhaps for late bookings.



[Edited 2005-01-09 14:22:35]


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1930 times:
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Once it has become established they may offer fewer seats at this fare but I'm sure will always try to undercut BA's prices, except perhaps for late bookings.

Previous experience suggests that while a low-cost airline's fare may start at a lower level than the established carrier, there will be a considerable overlap in fares between them and traditional airline.

Even booking some time in advance, BA are often cheaper than low cost airlines, depending on their relative booking profiles - don't forget many of BA's passengers will be travelling on business/flexible/interline tickets, so even though a flight may be fairly full, the lower economy fares may still be available. One the other hand for a similarly busy flight Jet2 may be asking for £59 one-way plus tax.

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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1910 times:

And no breakfast and tea!

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Each to their own of course. Would be a dull old world (and A.Net forum) if everyone thought the same! If prices were similar I'd opt for BA too, but I wouldn't pay an extra £35 for the privilage of breakfast and tea on the flight. I think I could just about manage a 30 minute flight without food.  Smile


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1360 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Capital146, has there been any talk in the Leeds area on Jet2 starting an LBA-LGW service, something timed to connect with some of the Trans-Atlantic traffic from Gatwick??

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