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User currently offlineDelta777jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1450 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1302 times:


Im now just wonder how they can make money with that kind of fares.

Im just calculating 130 PAX * the 15 USD Fare for an route from Hamburg to London makes 1900 USD and I guess that will be just 40 percent of the fuel charges for an 1 hour B 737-200 flight.

So how they can make so much profit with 90 percent of this kind of fares and just 10 percent biz travellers ?

Anybody know some details ?

Fly easyJet
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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

You hardly get one of these 15$ tickets - that's promotion only, they sell less than 10% of their seats for this special offer. I recently paid 200DM (~100 US$) for a return-flight HHN-PIK.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13606 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

If you are in any way disabled, you are not welcome on Ryanair.
What have you got to say about that Mike 'I'm going to be bigger then BA/I'm for the masses' O'Leary, Ryanair CEO?
Not by treating people like that.

User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 1025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

One way reason for Ryanair's big profits is the price of their food and drink onboard  Smile
Usually to get a really cheap fare you have to travel midweek or stay at least 2 nights. On a couple of occasions I've got IR£5 pre-tax fares. However, recently I was quoted £250 Sterling plus tax online for a return flight from Manchester to Dublin. They're very unpredictable.

User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Anyone who gets a high return fare, should try checking their desired flights as too completely seperate transactions, I recently saved someone £120 on a ticket to Belguim.

The return sector will be quoted in local currency (eg. London - Treviso would be GBP and Treviso - London would be ITL) so you will be charged an extra fee by your Credit Card Company depending on your particular card.

I believe they do charge a fee for wheelchair passengers.

Mind you their main trouble right now appears to be getting their planes to work!

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

The lowest fare I've had on them is 50p (70c US) each way from STN - PIK; and have frequently been able to get it for £4.50 (US$6.30).

If you're flexible, you'll get a great deal. If, on the other hand, you have to travel on a specific date and time you'll pay pretty close to the same fare as the big boys. And that's how they make their money.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Interestingly, another "freebie" not offered by Ryanair is technical assistance for customers booking online. When I visited their website, I noticed that calls for assistance are billed at an amount equivalent to $0.90 (U.S.) per minute. In the U.S., when one has questions or needs help with booking air travel on one of the airline's websites, the call is free as is the assistance.

Do other airlines in Europe charge for calls made to their web support help desks?

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