Zoheb
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Ryanair 250,000 Flights Free - No Taxes, No Fees!

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:33 am

Just got the folllowing email from Ryanair:

250,000 FLIGHTS ABSOLUTELY FREE

100% FREE - NO TAXES, NO FEES, NO CHARGES*

TRAVEL in SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER 2007!

THIS INCREDIBLE OFFER IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
AND IS VALID FOR 2 DAYS ONLY!

HURRY BOOK NOW ON WWW.RYANAIR.COM

Offer Ends Midnight Thursday!


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Terms and conditions apply. See Ryanair.com for details.

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All offers subject to availability.



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Evolution
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:57 am

Thanks for the tip!

I took the family (2 adults + 2 children) on a day trip from Bristol to Dublin last week (4th July). We had a great day out and it only cost 8 PENCE IN TOTAL!!

Just need to 'remove' the online check in / priority boarding option when you come to book it!

With 250,000 seats on offer I might give the Ryanair 5 flights in a day challenge a go!! It can be done, just, on this routing:
BRS-DUB / DUB-ORK / ORK-LGW / LGW-DUB / DUB-BRS. However there is a tight connection at LGW!

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Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:50 pm

Hi!

I've got a question. I've booked a return ticket GRO-HHN HHN-GRO for just €0.02 and would like to buy an outbound flight a couple of days earlier. Would I get any penalisation if I don't show up for the original outbound flight. Would I still be able to use the return leg?
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:32 am

Noooo, the server is busy!!!!!!!
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:38 am

Quoting F.pier (Reply 3):
Noooo, the server is busy!!!!!!!

I just looked and it works perfect for me, plenty of 0,01 EUR offers. But I won't book, driving to the middle of nowhere to fly to the middle of nowhere is pretty pointless IMO, even if it is for free. I had to spend a boatload of money for gas to get to/from NRN (over 100 km from here), another boatload of money to get from my destination airport to downtown and back (just saw that NYO is 100km away from Stockholm city), and a boatload of money for the parking fee at the airport because NRN is not reachable by public transport.

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Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:23 am

I can't see any free flights. The smallest amount is £0.01 before tax.

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Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 5):
I can't see any free flights. The smallest amount is £0.01 before tax.

Select them and continue with the booking, in the end it will look like that:



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Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:18 am

Great prices for you guys in the UK or Ireland, but checking their web site on flights originating from RIX, the cheapest destination to anywhere is GBP 14.99, not including taxes, to anywhere.
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
Select them and continue with the booking, in the end it will look like that:

Yeh I got that page too. But then I am still paying 2 pence for a return flight. Not free.

But I booked PIK-DUB-PIK and EDI-DUB-EDI for the sake of it.

Gaz
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:58 am

Is that actually legal (re: anti-dumping laws)?
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:00 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 8):
But then I am still paying 2 pence for a return flight. Not free.

I think Ryanair have to charge something - even 2p - because if they actually give the flight for free it affects some laws or something. They have to charge to cover themselves (that's what I've heard anyway). I do hate the way they say it is free though!
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:36 am

We did this on Thursday last week - EMA-DUB for the day for 4p in total for two of us! Brilliant offer and Ryanair were actually really good - watch for the trip report coming soon!  Smile

Today I've booked STN-SXF-STN for the day (spotting trip), the following week STN-SNN-LPL-TRF-STN in a day (just for the hell of it) and the week after that STN-TSF-STN for a day out with the wife - grand total of 10p!! Not even any credit card charges for booking the ex-SNN and TRF legs on a Visa card!
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:57 am

Dublin booked for September from Bournemouth  Smile

Great offer from Ryanair  Smile

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Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:59 am

Zoheb: Thanks for advising, after reading it, I booked tons of flights for London - Germany etc. Very nice offer from Ryanair never been there before !!!
B-717/722/737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/B-747-100/200/400/SP/8i/B-752/3/B-762/3/4/B-772/LR/300ER/B-788/DC-10-10/30/L-1011-1/500/MD-81/82/83/90/A-319/320/321/AB6/312/313/332/333/342/343/346/359/388/TU154/IL-18/ATR-42/72/DH4/DH3/E145/E170/190/CR2/7/9
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:17 pm

Just booked for a friend who lives in the UK--- LGW-DUB for 2p and STN-HHN for 2p, both weekend flights and both round-trips!!! Anyone find any weekend trips to Norway, Sweden or Italy from STN? This is great!!!
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm

Just got STN-SVQ-STN for 2 of us in Oct. Total price: 2p.
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:53 am

SNNMADSNN for 4c for two!
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:52 am

I wonder how much they get charged to authorize a 2p charge on a credit card.
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:17 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 17):
I wonder how much they get charged to authorize a 2p charge on a credit card.

I wonder the same. I am waiting for the transaction to post into my CC statement so i can see if they charge the 0.01 Euros, but nothing so far. I actually bought another ticket with my US Credit Card, where I can see (through online banking) if there are pending transactions and nothing from Ryanair...
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:21 am

Just booked two return tickets, end of September STN-OPO for 4p return in total! Plus as an extra bonus our outward flight is on a Saturday(as usually these flight offers are midweek flights only), so it minimises the time I have to book off from work!  bigthumbsup 

I got stung with the £10 suitcase fee, which I am sure I can live with!  banghead 
Im one of the those people that cannot put all my stuff in hand baggage for a three day trip, I don't know how people do it?!
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:45 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 19):
Im one of the those people that cannot put all my stuff in hand baggage for a three day trip, I don't know how people do it?!

Open bag, put things in it, close bag.

Quite simple really  bigthumbsup   Wink
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:31 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 17):
I wonder how much they get charged to authorize a 2p charge on a credit card.

Nothing at all - I've had to book two legs of my "round robin" flight on my VISA as you can't use a UK Maestro card for flights from abroad. I was expecting a credit card charge but have not been charged at all.

The credit card charge is normally shown when you choose your payment method (it adds it onto the cost of the flight that you see before you click "Pay"). By law they have to state clearly what the credit card charges are before you submit payment.

So the answer is - no charge at all!  Smile
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:57 am

Didnt they say the offer ends today midnight?

at about 10:30pm CET i tried to book 2 flights LGW-DUB for september 17 and they charged the taxes. I tried other routes, same result, even though on the front page it said: from LGW to SNN - FREE DUB - FREE

pff, typical  banghead 
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:00 am

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 22):
at about 10:30pm CET i tried to book 2 flights LGW-DUB for september 17 and they charged the taxes.

I "played" a bit with the booking engine yesterday night and I found out that they always added taxes to "Web Fare" while "Reg Fare" was always without taxes. Could that be the reason?

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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:05 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 23):
I "played" a bit with the booking engine yesterday night and I found out that they always added taxes to "Web Fare" while "Reg Fare" was always without taxes. Could that be the reason?

Don't think so as when i looked earlier, the web fare was displayed and no taxes added, same for yesterday.

Just my luck i guess  Angry
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:18 am

im not happy - i have spent all evening playing around trying to find a cheap fare with no taxes or charges added and nothing - there goes my weekend away idea.....
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:38 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 19):
Im one of the those people that cannot put all my stuff in hand baggage for a three day trip, I don't know how people do it?!

Here's how I did it, standard laptop-carrier rucksack, for three days in Malaga two months ago:

Small front pocket: Electric shaver, charged, no need for cable and adapter. Toiletries on top of that - dinky toothpaste, dinky soap, dinky sunblock, dinky deodorant, toothbrush, all in ziplock bag for inspection.

Bigger pocket: Phone charger and adapter. Then pants, socks, camera, and still enough space to stow wallet, phone, etc., through X-ray.

Main compartment: Towel, rolled. Shirt folded along the buttons, sleeves folded to lie on top; another on top; put both on top of unfolded trousers. Roll up - fewer creases than folding, and no need to worry about keeping it flat. (x2) Tupperware box of origami-bits (IFE substitute).

Shirt pocket: Passport. e-ticket, map to hotel, etc, folded to passport size.

...leaving two small side pockets empty, and enough space for a (very) little shopping. I could have got the laptop in there, had I not promised myself a Javascript-free holiday. And, as it turned out, I'm not really a beach person (and Malaga had far more to offer), so the towel could have stayed behind.

There's some more space wasted, because I'm putting the phone and wallet into one part of my bag to get through security just as I'm taking the toiletries out. It's not fine-tuned yet, but three days' stuff is quite doable - unless you want to move house.  Wink
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:46 am

Quoting 6YJJK (Reply 26):
There's some more space wasted, because I'm putting the phone and wallet into one part of my bag to get through security just as I'm taking the toiletries out. It's not fine-tuned yet, but three days' stuff is quite doable - unless you want to move house.

Very professional, though! I am also the "carry-as-less-stuff-as-you-can" specialist.  Wink

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Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:11 am

Quoting Noelg (Reply 11):
Today I've booked STN-SXF-STN for the day (spotting trip), the following week STN-SNN-LPL-TRF-STN in a day (just for the hell of it) and the week after that STN-TSF-STN for a day out with the wife - grand total of 10p!! Not even any credit card charges for booking the ex-SNN and TRF legs on a Visa card!

I will laugh my ass off when one of those flights gets cancelled/delayed/diverted and then charge you to get on another flight! Happened to my friend, Flight got cancelled, they refunded her money (all 10 quid) but if she wanted to actually get to her destination she had to pay the last minute fare of the next flight of 150 quid. Sounds fair.
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 27):
Very professional, though! I am also the "carry-as-less-stuff-as-you-can" specialist.  Wink

First time I ever went away on a 2-day business trip, I showed up at the airport with a rucksack, figuring everyone else would have the wits to do the same. All my colleagues had big bulky overnight bags, apart from one clown who had a suitcase. So, of course, I had to wait in baggage reclaim with them. Grrrr. After that, it became a matter of principle  Smile

Quoting Christopherwoo (Reply 28):
I will laugh my ass off when one of those flights gets cancelled/delayed/diverted and then charge you to get on another flight! Happened to my friend, Flight got cancelled, they refunded her money (all 10 quid) but if she wanted to actually get to her destination she had to pay the last minute fare of the next flight of 150 quid. Sounds fair.

Interesting business plan: Load up plane with "free" flights to far-off places. Cancel return "free" flights. Charge (whatever an FR 738 holds)x150 to get everyone home. PROFIT!!!

No, not Ryanair, surely.......  duck 
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:31 pm

I was lucky to be on holidays in late september-early october so I decided to make good use of the (almost) free flights. I'll be doing:

GRO-BGY, BGY-BVA, BVA-BGY,BGY-GRO, GRO-HHN, HHN-GSE, GSE-HHN, HHN-GRO and GRO-STN, STN-GRO for €0.01 each flight except for the GSE-HHN, for which I had to pay taxes (€23  Sad).

Not bad though, eh.  

[Edited 2007-07-13 13:32:35]
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RE: Ryanair 250,000 Flights Free - No Taxes, No Fees!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:59 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 23):
I "played" a bit with the booking engine yesterday night and I found out that they always added taxes to "Web Fare" while "Reg Fare" was always without taxes. Could that be the reason?

You are correct, this is how they uploaded the fares... if you got a Regular Fare for 0.01 Euros, it did not add taxes, if you got a Web Fare for 0.01 Euros, it did add taxes; once Regular Fares were gone (X amount of seats), Web Fare were available starting at 0.01 Euros and up... this was done by their Revenue Management system. Promotional Fares were only released on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (Only the first bank of flights - early morning) and Saturdays (third and fourth bank of flights - early evening, evening and nights) from London... I could not play more with the system to see how they uploaded fares from other markets, but this was more or less the strategy...

Quoting Christopherwoo (Reply 28):
I will laugh my ass off when one of those flights gets cancelled/delayed/diverted and then charge you to get on another flight! Happened to my friend, Flight got cancelled, they refunded her money (all 10 quid) but if she wanted to actually get to her destination she had to pay the last minute fare of the next flight of 150 quid. Sounds fair.

This is why you need to book backup flights... just in case one goes tech. If they are giving them for free, why not get protected in case FR screws up!!
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:16 pm

Even they would give it for free i wouldnt fly with Ryanair. But thats my personal opinion.  crowded 
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Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting Christopherwoo (Reply 28):
I will laugh my ass off when one of those flights gets cancelled/delayed/diverted and then charge you to get on another flight! Happened to my friend, Flight got cancelled, they refunded her money (all 10 quid) but if she wanted to actually get to her destination she had to pay the last minute fare of the next flight of 150 quid. Sounds fair.

Shit happens man - if that happens so be it. There is always a back up plan, even if it costs more money. Every flight there apart from LPL-TRF has multiple flights a day - and that is in the UK so I will just catch a train back to STN. I wouldn't attempt this for a route where there was only one flight every few days for instance, or where there is a shorter space between flights.

The flights are also timed so there's 3-4 hours in between flights except at LPL, which has 90 minutes between flights and for which I am checking in online to save time. It's all about planning!

Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 32):
Even they would give it for free i wouldnt fly with Ryanair. But thats my personal opinion.

I said exactly that for as long as I can remember, until we actually experienced some flights with them. They are nowhere near as bad as everyone makes out, and in my experience are certainly in the same league as U2, WW, BE etc.

Their punctuality and efficiency are second to none when everything goes well.