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Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:03 pm

Go to www.ryanair.ie or www.ryanair.com  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

FREE FLIGHTS - JUST PAY TAXES

Fly from:
LONDON STANSTED to AARHUS, ALGHERO, ANCONA, BOLOGNA Forli,
BRUSSELS Charleroi, DINARD, DUBLIN, ESBJERG, GENOA, GLASGOW
Prestwick, GOTHENBURG, NIMES, PERPIGNAN, PISA, PESCARA, SALZBURG,
STOCKHOLM Skavsta & Vasteras, TURIN, TRIESTE, VENICE Treviso & VERONA
Brescia


Also flights from:
LONDON LUTON to DUBLIN
EDINBURGH to DUBLIN
GLASGOW Prestwick to BRUSSELS Charleroi, DUBLIN & LONDON Stansted
BRUSSELS Charleroi to DUBLIN, GLASGOW Prestwick, SHANNON & LONDON
Stansted


Fare: £0.00 / Euro 0.00 plus tax one way
Booking Period: Tue 27th Nov - midnight Thu 29th Nov
Travel Period: 04 Dec - 31 Jan
Blackout Period:
No travel 20 Dec - 07 Jan inclusive No travel ex Italy to UK 06 - 07 Dec
No travel ex UK to Italy 09 - 10 Dec
Applicable Days: Mon - Thu + Sat after 12:00
Advance Purchase: 7 Days
Refunds: Not permitted


This offer is subject to availability, terms & conditions, Government taxes, airport charges and a £4 / Euro 5 handling fee.
 
Ikarus
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:25 am

Ceilidh: Maybe you should offer an e-mail newsletter with the best offers from the UK of the day/week. Seriously. You seem to always be aware of ALL offers of ALL airlines / websites, so I'd be happy to subscribe to it....

Unfortunately, my bank balance is rapidly approaching zero, so I won't be able to afford those incredibly low fares until next week, when the offer is gone. But hey, at least I've got that SFO flight to look forward to on Saturday, thanks to you, by the way Big grin

Cheers for the info!

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:33 am

Enjoy the flight to SFO - glad I could help!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
Banco
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:45 am

You were a bit slow with this one though, Ceilidh. Sharpen up dear boy, it took you a good couple of hours to get it on here. Big grin
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:57 am

Sorry, Banco I do have an airline to get off the ground! What do you think I do all day, post here and on PPRuNe? Big grin Big grin
 
Banco
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:05 am

I'll await someone dropping you in it by copying and pasting that comment on Pprune! I know how highly all the pilots think of you there... Big grin
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slz396
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:36 am

Hi guys,
I've done some copying from the web as well...  Wink/being sarcastic
Seems we’ll get strong competition in the airline industry with very competitive prices (especially when taking into account those ‘free’ ryanair tickets are only one way, meaning all passengers will have to pay up to 369 euro for their return ticket depending on the date of their return!)

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Dat

Today Tuesday November 27, 2001, dat launches a second promotional campaign.
Up to December 4, 2001 inclusive, you can book a ROUND-TRIP flight with DAT (all taxes and fees included) to any of our european destinations for only:
150,- € in Economy Class
400,- € in Business Class
Tickets will remain valid till March 28, 2002.

(1) Conditions for Economy class tickets at 150€:
1 night stay from Saturday till Sunday or 2 nights stay during the week, tickets are non refundable, non transferable and cannot be altered, immediate payment required. Christmas holiday period (December 16 till December 31) is excluded.
(2) Conditions for Business class tickets at 400€: tickets are non refundable, non transferable and cannot be altered, immediate payment required. Christmas holiday period (December 16 till December 31) is excluded.

A full economy or business in flight service is provided according to your booking class on all our flights by enthusiast cabin crew which is at least trilingual (Dutch-French-English). You can count on us, especially when you are travelling alone, if you need a helping hand, for language assistance or if you have limited flying experience. Qualiflyer Miles can be earned as before and may be redeemed for any of a wide range of awards both in the air and on the ground: to book at hotel chains, car rental companies and through other partners.

This new campaign builds further on the success of the first campaign last week. During just one week more than 100.000 promotional seats were sold extra, more than 28.000 on Monday, the last day of the campaign. That day all 159 dat flights left with a 100% punctuality. Dat operates a young and modern fleet with full leather interior for your optimal comfort. By 2003 our expanding fleet will have an average age of not even 3 years and will be one of the world’s youngest.

dat is connecting Brussels and:
Austria: Vienna (3 daily)
Czech Republic: Prague (1 daily*)
Denmark: Copenhagen (3 daily)
France: Lyon (3 daily), Marseille (3 daily), Nice (2 daily), Bordeaux (2 daily*), Strasbourg (3 daily), Toulouse (3 daily)
Germany: Berlin (4 daily), Hamburg (3daily*), Munich (4 daily), Hanover (3 daily*)
Italy: Florence (3 daily), Milan (4 daily), Turin (3 daily*), Bologna (3 daily*), Venice (3 daily), Rome (5 daily)
Norway: Oslo (3 daily)
Spain: Bilbao (1 daily), Madrid (3 daily), Barcelona (5 daily)
Sweden: Gothenburg (3 daily), Stockholm (2 daily)
Switzerland: Geneve (5 daily)
United Kingdom: London Heathrow (9 daily), Manchester (3 daily), Newcastle (3 daily), Bristol (2 daily*)
(*): As from December 2, 2001

Booking :
- Contact your travel agent
- Call dat at 070/35.11.11 (in Belgium)
or 0032/2/723.23.23 (outside Belgium)
- Book now online at http://www.dat-airlines.com or http://www.sabena.com (at present for flights from Brussels only)


 
Banco
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:49 am

Slz396, Tell me this is a wind-up.

You are seriously going to compare DAT with FR on price? It'll be a massacre.

We all know that peak flights on any low cost carrier are expensive, but that isn't what the public care about. IF, and it's a big if, DAT get their Revenue Management right, then they'll be comparable on peak services. If they get it wrong, they'll probably actually be cheaper. Either way, if it comes to a price war, I know who I'm backing...
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:55 am

If I flew to Venice *cough* Treviso *cough* on December 18th and back on the same day, it would cost me 2 pence + taxes (making the grand total 19.85 and if I pay by credit card, 23.85).

With low cost airlines, fiddling around with dates is necessary to get the best deals. And as far as I'm concerned, it's fun, too!

So you CAN EASILY get the two pence fares, you just need to pick the dates adequately. (I.e. no weekend flights)

Regards

Ikarus
 
Banco
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:01 am

Ikarus, Correct. And that is why most airlines don't stand a chance if they engage in a p***ing contest with the likes of FR. Fact is, if you want to fly on peak times (both leisure and business) on Ryanair, then you'll pay for it. If you're flexible, there ain't no-one cheaper.
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slz396
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:04 am

We've talked about this a few days ago...
If you take into account the complete trip from doorstep to doorstep, then you must admit these dat prices are very attractive, certainly to a public which is used to pay 3 or 4 times more for this kind of sceduled flights (LH, AF, KLM, BA, Alitalia, IB, ...)

Anyway, we both agree that dat is not a direct competitor of ryanair. They are both after a different market segment, ryanair in the point-to-point low fares world, dat in the higher profile business class world.

I was merely pointing out is that there are very interesting deals out there in Belgium right now on ryanair, dat and Virgin Express (at least last week, although I haven't seen anything of a new campaign so far...), no matter what product you are looking for.
 
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:21 am

I think it's great that the frilly airlines are also offering cheapy fares too (dat), but also BA, Lufty and others.

My mum just bought a ticket to Boston (ex-BHX), via FRA with Lufty for 180 pounds, taxes and all. I don't know what you guys think, but we both agreed that was a bargain.

BA are offering flights to Students to the US East Coast from 170 pounds, all-in.

I expect the aviation industry to bounce back.........................eventually! Big grin

Regards
 
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:38 am

Fare comparison:

Economy Class
Ryanair = €0
DAT = €150

Ummmm, let me see which is cheaper!!

Both Go tried to take on Ryanair on the Scotland-Dublin market. Both lost megabucks, and will be pulling out of Dublin as a result.
 
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:46 am

Fare comparison:

Economy Class
Ryanair = €0
DAT = €150

Ummmm, let me see which is cheaper!!

Go tried to take on Ryanair on the Scotland-Dublin market. Both lost megabucks, and Go will be pulling out of Dublin as a result. MO'L will not be beaten in his market - when he says that Ryanair is the low fares airline he means it!

Meanwhile, things are looking increasingly bleak on the DAT front...

The length of time it is taking to establish the successor to failed Belgian airline
Sabena, is beginning to cause concern amongst potential investors. Sabena was
declared bankrupt on November 6th this year after the recent aviation crisis proved the final straw in a long history of running at a loss. Immediately after its collapse, the Belgian Government, which owned a majority stake in Sabena,announced that a privately owned successor would be established around the airline's subsidiary, DAT.The Financial Times reports this morning that one of the key investors lined up to fund the new venture now says the deal is taking too long and that it hasn't even seen a business plan. DAT (Delta Air Transport) has continued to operate since Sabena's collapse, although most flights are only around a quarter full. A fortnight ago Virgin Express agreed a code sharing deal with DAT, but has since resisted pressure from the Belgian Government to consider a merger to form a new national airline.
 
slz396
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:48 am

Hello ceilidh,

As you say,
Economy class:
0 euro one way with ryanair!!!
(but up to 369 euro for the return ticket depending not only on the hour, but also on the day...)
150 euro for any round trip with dat.

Business class:
impossible with ryanair!!!
400 euro for any round trip with dat.

Both ryanair and dat sound very atractive to me I must say. Ryanair seems cheaper if you are very flexible and do not require any comfort, dat sounds better if you are less flexible and expect a normal standard of comfort.

Ayway I don't need any tickets right now, I still have that return ticket on dat. I leave for a city trip next friday, so that should be nice...
 
slz396
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 3:03 am

As to the Financial times article...
I have read it too at my office this morning.
I must say that the Financial times seems very slow these days; this was in the Belgian Financieel Ekonomische Tijd last week!
Maybe something you won't find in the financial times for some days to come: Mr. Davignon and Lippens have both been invited to meet the Belgian King at the Royal Palace in Laken for a very long meeting on Monday. Although it is extremely exceptional to see personal audiences take place for non-government ministers, the reason for this meeting has not been given, however it is widely expected King Albert II wanted to be informed personally on the progress of the creation of a new sabena.
 
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RE: Ryanair Offers 300,000 Free Seats!

Wed Nov 28, 2001 3:09 am

I've just booked a return ticket for 15.13EUR all included, and only for the fun of flying...
08DEC FR2835 CRL-SNN
08DEC FR2836 SNN-CRL
As I only have 25' turnaround in SNN, I m pretty sure I will be stuck in SNN...but for a total of 15.13EUR, let's have a try  Smile
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