dakotasport
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LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:10 am

Just to let you know, flying AA or even AC on March13/05 is cheaper than flying with jetsgo!!

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SafetyDude
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:12 am

Quite frequently LCCs are more expensive, because people know that they are LCCs and automatically presume that they will have the cheapest fares, when they do not.

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dakotasport
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:17 am

Sorry, that's flying to FLL!
 
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:27 am

LCC's typically own on last minute fares, but very advanced fares are closely matched and from time to time, the full-service carrier is cheaper. LCC fares also fluctuate less from week to week... which keeps me happy
 
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:30 am

Remember, there has to be a low fare in the first place for the others to match or undercut. Also, as said, LCCs are usually cheaper with last minute and one-way fares.
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ACAfan
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:30 am

The LCC's are low-cost with low fares.

The legacies are high-cost with low fares.

See the problem?
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:37 am

Remember, there has to be a low fare in the first place for the others to match or undercut. Also, as said, LCCs are usually cheaper with last minute and one-way fares.

Also unless there's intense competition with one or more LCCs, many legacy carriers require Saturday night stays in order to get their cheap rate.

Most if not all LCCs in the U.S. never require a Saturday night stay.
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:17 am

These type of posts are getting right up there with A vs. B. It's been done a million times now. Airlines match each others prices...Blah blah blah.

Let's retire this topic, "Southwest isn't cheap!", "How can AirTran call themselves an LLC"...and the like. It's getting old.

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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:57 am

My last trips within Europe were with BA. I chose them Firstly because I love them, secondly because their fares were cheaper than say Easyjet or Ryanair hauling my luggage all the way to their secondary airport and finally because I received a full meal and did not have to run like cattle to get my assigned seat. if you are flexible enough and you really care for your self I will choose lagacies all the way trhough.

Long life GOOD and only GOOD legacy carriers

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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:14 pm

Quite frequently LCCs are more expensive, because people know that they are LCCs and automatically presume that they will have the cheapest fares, when they do not.

My words. Blind faith in LCCs being always the best buy is nonsense. Just couple of hours ago I was looking up a fare for a family friend from Enfield, England to come for a quick "last minute" weekend visit to PRG tomorrow. This is what I found for STN-PRG:

EasyJet: 242 GBP (443 USD) incl. taxes

Czech Airlines: 159 GBP (293 USD) incl. taxes


I think it's great that LCCs started the price war, but whenever it is possible I fly "regular" airline instead.



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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:17 pm

These days, proper airlines are willing to match and beat LCC's on most routes. The last 2 trips I've done to the UK were on BA, because the price difference with Easyjet has been marginal (EUR20-30), and the convenience of LHR and web/self-service check-in more than outweigh the small price difference. I still price U2, and have booked them for a LPL-NCE flight next week, but I will always check the proper airlines as well.
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:19 pm

What happened to the SPOT THIS! ?
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elwood64151
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:49 am

When we talk about Low Cost Carriers, we're talking not about the cost of the tickets, but rather the cost of operating the flights. That's the difference.
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:04 am

Elwood

You beat me to it. A lot of people are ignorant in the sense that they assume that Low Cost equal Low Fare. There's a big difference between the two. Low Cost stands for low OPERATING cost.
 
SafetyDude
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:07 am

You beat me to it. A lot of people are ignorant in the sense that they assume that Low Cost equal Low Fare. There's a big difference between the two. Low Cost stands for low OPERATING cost.
The general public just knows that the words "low cost" are involved and presume that they have the cheapest tickets.

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trident2e
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:13 am

Here's another example for travel tomorrow from the self-styled world's lowest cost airline:

MAN to DUB One Way (note this is one way!)

FR - £200.15
EI - £97.10

And this from the airline that calls Aer Lingus rip-off merchants.


 
kim777fan
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:34 am

That's one example, but I've found while looking up carriers like EasyJet, AirBerlin, SkyEurope, and Virgin Express that in many cases, the fares between certain city pairs are often a fraction of the fare on a national or legacy carrier. Not everyone is thrilled about RyanAir, but I've heard mostly positive things about the others in that group.
 
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:44 am

Remember, they are "Low Cost Carriers". That does not always equate to "Low Fare Carrier". It is common to be able to find better fares on the Majors than on the LCC's.

Ironically, it is only in response to the growing success of the LCC's that the Majors publish these lower fares. Therefore, either way, we can thank the LCC's for making flying affordable.
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RE: LCC Aren't So Low-cost After All!

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:01 pm

For my airline, C6 -- an regional LCC here in Canada, usually our basefares go fast, so our prices may be higher than "regular" because the majority of our seats have already gone.
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