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Ryanair Offers 'Buy One Get One Free' Seats  
User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Hey

'European low cost carrier Ryanair is to offer passengers 'buy one get one free' flights.'

A move that will anger eco-campaigners? Will this hurt margins?

Source: http://www.letsfindaflight.com/page_1181845192626.html

TUIflyer

[Edited 2008-01-21 12:15:50]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27344 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

They did that last year but there was a system error which meant you didnt have to book anything you just got a free flight incl all taxes FREE!!! Alot of Anutters got free trips !!!

User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2788 times:
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Quote:
free (NO CHARGE)
adjective, adverb

costing nothing; not needing to be paid for:


I got some free cinema tickets.
Members all receive a free copy of the monthly newsletter.
The elderly travel free on public transport.
We will install your washing machine free of charge/for free (= without charge).

Ryanair have a slightly different definition of the word...

It's still a good deal nonetheless though.

-Gofly



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User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Apparently you've got to book a flight, you then get a code that you've got to log in with and add another seat. I suppose certain restrictions will apply, but still a good deal.

TUIflyer



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User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2675 times:



Quoting Gofly (Reply 2):
Ryanair have a slightly different definition of the word...

Looks pretty free to me... ok, so you have to buy a flight (at its usual price) and then pay 0.01 for the next one. But there are no taxes or further charges. 1 euro cent is counts as free in my book.


User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1318 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

For courtesy also old booking codes are working to get to the booking page for the 1 c. flights. Once booked you can press the "go back" button and book the next 1 cent flight.

It seems that only return trips are bookable and it might be that there will be no availability appearance. In this case try to play a bit with the return or inbound flight until you get the final result.

If you not use a portion of the reservation the remaining one will not be cancelled.



Fly easyJet
User currently offlineBuzzaway From Belgium, joined Dec 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2613 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
They did that last year but there was a system error which meant you didnt have to book anything you just got a free flight incl all taxes FREE!!! Alot of Anutters got free trips !!!

Actually,they said after that 'system error' that it indeed was intended, or that they at least new it was possible. It was probably just a clever promotion campaign. It was the first time they handed out free flights, but they have done it (properly announced) a couple times last year. I did EIN-STN-EIN & CRL-STN-CRL last year for 2 cents each...


User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Shock horror - it is twice as expensive as i mentioned earlier...

I have just booked a return and they charged me 0.02 Euros for the return flight...

Still counts as free in my book!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27344 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2555 times:



Quoting Buzzaway (Reply 6):
Actually,they said after that 'system error' that it indeed was intended, or that they at least new it was possible. I

Well the jurys still out on that one IMHO.....I think they made a mistake then turned it into a good publicity stunt. Either way it was good for those that got the free tickets.

Quoting TravelExec (Reply 7):
I have just booked a return and they charged me 0.02 Euros for the return flight...

Haha you next post will be ''I have just booked another return and they charged me 0.04 Euros for the return flight ''.....''Still free in my book '' LOL...... Free = 0 C !!!!  Big grin


User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Aha - but, I did use an old code from last year, so in fact I didnt have to buy another flight to get the free one...

 Smile


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27344 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2534 times:



Quoting TravelExec (Reply 9):
Aha - but, I did use an old code from last year, so in fact I didnt have to buy another flight to get the free one...

HAHA !!! Might have known....


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

This offer has been around for a few days now. It´s not quite as exciting as its 1p/1c per one-way with no taxes or fees, but hey. Take advantage of it!  Big grin


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAzhobo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2412 times:



Quoting TravelExec (Reply 4):
1 euro cent is counts as free in my book.

So they arent going to charge you 4 lbs to charge that 1 pence fair when you use your credit card?

How about luggage charge?

Just curious. Went to London last year with the wife, and we took a ryan air from Luton to Ireland. It was a fun experience accept for the luggage part. All in all a well run airline from my minimal exposure.

HOBO


User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2329 times:

No credit card charges...

I'm not taking luggage, so not sure if they were going to charge me, but i would imagine they would. My 10kgs of hand luggage will be plenty.


User currently offlineVIRGIN747LGW From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2321 times:



Quoting Gofly (Reply 2):
s still a good deal nonetheless though.

Not as good as when Airbus do it  Wink


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

4. For the avoidance of doubt, the taxes to be reduced to zero are Airport Taxes, Passenger Service Charges, Insurance Levy, Government Taxes and any card handling fees required to make the booking.

5. Specifically excluded from this promotion are optional fees including but not limited to checked bag, airport check-in or priority boarding fees.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

1. Passengers booking any return flight on the Ryanair website www.ryanair.com between the 8th January to 14 January 2008 inclusive are eligible to book a second return flight for Free (Taxes reduced to Zero) through a password protected page.

It´s hilarious: I just tried two confirmation numbers of flights that I took last July. And, stupidly, they enabled me to book flights for 1p all-in per one-way. So if you have any old confirmation numbers, give them a go.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):
It´s hilarious: I just tried two confirmation numbers of flights that I took last July. And, stupidly, they enabled me to book flights for 1p all-in per one-way. So if you have any old confirmation numbers, give them a go.

A little bit slow on the old days, are we Pe@rson ?...see below

Quoting TravelExec (Reply 9):
Aha - but, I did use an old code from last year, so in fact I didnt have to buy another flight to get the free one...


Quoting Delta777Jet (Reply 5):
For courtesy also old booking codes are working to get to the booking page for the 1 c. flights. Once booked you can press the "go back" button and book the next 1 cent flight.



[Edited 2008-01-22 09:18:07]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 17):
A little bit slow on the old days, are we Pe@rson ?...

All that Swahili learning!  Big grin

[Edited 2008-01-22 09:26:48]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 18):
All that Swahili learning

An old, wise person once said: you should eat more Pear my son, good for the brain cells, was not me tough.

[Edited 2008-01-22 10:29:08]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 19):
An old, wise person once said: you should eat more Pear my son, good for the brain cells, was not me tough.

LOL. Good attempt, old fellow!   Let´s hope you don´t trip down your steps, break your neck and die. Big grin

[Edited 2008-01-22 10:34:30]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Kind of like a frequent flyer programme from FR?  Big grin

TUIflyer



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