This is an observation which I have made recently, and your thoughts are welcome too. Because I live in Europe, it concernes European LCCs.
I have recently been stunned at the relative rarity/difficulty of finding a reasonable fare on some LCCs (I don't mean something stupid like 35 euro cents or British pence etc.) I mean something like, let's say, under 70 pounds.
With easyjet, it seems quite difficult really, unless you book WAY in advance (months), and even then, I have never been able to get a good fare to the only easyjet destination that really interests me: ATHENS.
The worst offenders are Iceland Express (nothing below 108 pounds, ever, although I guess it's cheaper than the Icelandair rip-off) and Flying Finn (nothing below 98 euros each way, making them more expensive than BA
Inclusive with Norwegian, where fares are still never below 90 pounds. Maybe that's cheaper than BA
, but not by much - and if you don't mind flying to Torp, you can go for much less...
Germanwings prices ex-CGN
used to be good, and fares from STN
are generally also good if booked 4 weeks in advance or more, but mostly their prices to other Euro locations seem to have shot through the roof - are they really cheaper than LH
to these places??
Am I being unfair here, what do people think?
I haven't mentioned some other operators, but I am finding that the above are not as cheap as they make out.
Specially on the STN
route, how can a so-called "low-cost" airline charge MORE than BA
or Finnair?! Buzz used to fly to Finland for much less - for only 60 pounds total on some occasions!
Over to you!