EGPX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1238 times:
Bargains can be had - there are lots of factors to take into consideration but luck plays a big part. I have booked a trip from PIK to BVA with Ryanair in October. It is school holiday time and over a weekend but when I first looked into it a couple of months ago, the fares were £9-99 +tax each way. That came to (I think) about £40 for the round trip.
However, I had to wait until I had got the leave arranged. When I came to book the flights some six weeks later, the price had gone up to £79 for the return journey. I was disappointed but, lets face it, £79 for a Prestwick-Beauvais round trip is still a bargain. Ten years ago, £79 would not have got you from the terminal to the holding point of the active runway.
Back to the story, I had to wait a day before I could book the flight and it was just as well I did as for some reason I was only charged £72
However, the 'traditional' airlines are catching on. I looked, just out of interest, on the e-bookers internet site and was offered a BA GLA-CDG flight for £64 on the same dates. The timings were not what I needed, however. To get on the equivalent flight would have cost me £110, still not bad. Also, I'm five minutes from PIK and BVA is much closer to my final destination, Rouen, than CDG.
BTW, I picked up a very reasonable hire car deal off the Ryanair website as well.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7903 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
If you want the cheap flights, you'll need an alarm clock. I personally don't mind getting up at 5am to catch an int'l flight in a 737 for £20 or whatever. Who the hell flies on the EZY Luton to Belfast 6am flights? Aaaargh!
And if they are delayed and get you in after trains etc have stopped for the day, you're completely rogered.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
what time is the last Stansted Express from STN to Liverpool Street?The mass of FR arrivals around 2300ish must leave some people cutting it close to get to back to London even without an on-time arrival.And the media have been saying STN may well become a massive international hub?
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3587 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
Must be something with the dates. Usually when they have demand, the prices can be equal or greater than scheduled flights! During september-october, all ATH-LHR flights are full because of all the students going to the UK and Easyjet's tickets were more expensive than Olympic or BA for some dates. But some friends booked their return already (for december) and those who are flying low-cost airlines bought them really cheap (Something like 35 pounds)!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
You're always going to be paying through the nose during holiday periods, even on the low-cost carriers. A few years ago, my cousin's husband was going to fly home to Akron from Atlanta for Christmas, he was going to fly AirTran there non-stop, but found out he could fly into Cleveland on Continental for less money. So sometimes you have to shop around to get the best deals. Many airlines are now using revenue management programs, so the price you actually pay will vary from when you book. A fare for February right now may say $250 RT, but by December that same fare may be down to $185 RT, sometimes booking too early can cost you more than if you do it a month before your trip.