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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:40 am

Quoting Cipango (Reply 198):
They have been offering €5 fares SNN-MAN so there is potential to go lower.

Yes I saw that but not seen DUB lower than EUR9.99 but never say never. I guess SNN is harder to fill otherwise they wouldnt be so low.

Quoting Cipango (Reply 198):
Very tempting...

They are matching TK and back in June they had some amazingly low fares in fact the lowest I have ever seen to HKG. A few mates of mine took the opportunity as it was so low it was cheaper than a return to AGP !
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:51 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 200):
They are matching TK and back in June they had some amazingly low fares in fact the lowest I have ever seen to HKG. A few mates of mine took the opportunity as it was so low it was cheaper than a return to AGP !

Just found a return for £202, tempted to do a trip at that price... 3/09-8/09.

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 199):
Speaking of domestic routes... Is the ORK to DUB route truly dead now? I'd find it hard to believe that there is no demand from people to travel from their local airport and connect rather than drive the 3hrs to Dublin Airport (plus the cost of fuel and parking)

Any chance RE/EIR could fly a twice daily ATR72?

I believe it was discussed recently on here about a possible revival of the DUB-ORK route. Nothing has been mentioned since.
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:55 am

Quoting Cipango (Reply 201):
Just found a return for £202, tempted to do a trip at that price... 3/09-8/09.

Wow that's quite the fare.
You're in potential milage run territory. 12k miles for Red VS members and 24k for Gold members.
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:02 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 201):
Just found a return for £202, tempted to do a trip at that price... 3/09-8/09.

My lowest ever fare to the Far East was actually an error one at EUR70. Never been able to beat that  
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 203):
My lowest ever fare to the Far East was actually an error one at EUR70. Never been able to beat that  

Was that the EY/AZ error fare that came up recently?
My best have been a £167 to NYC and £210 to GIG for Carnival. Don't find them too often

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 202):
Just found a return for £202, tempted to do a trip at that price... 3/09-8/09.

You've peaked my interest   Cant seem to find your £202 fare though. Are you using ITA Matrix to search?
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:14 pm

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 204):
Was that the EY/AZ error fare that came up recently?

No it was a few years back with the JPY error code. Was still to this day one of the best I ever saw.

My best to NYC is EUR0 and will be heading this Winter. I guess it doesn't count though as I won it   ( hotel included )
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:17 pm

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 199):
Speaking of domestic routes... Is the ORK to DUB route truly dead now? I'd find it hard to believe that there is no demand from people to travel from their local airport and connect rather than drive the 3hrs to Dublin Airport (plus the cost of fuel and parking)

Any chance RE/EIR could fly a twice daily ATR72?

Not when you have a motorway and regular nonstop coaches. No need to worry about car parking either.
Can't see it ever coming back unless EI subsidises it.

[Edited 2015-07-20 05:18:38]
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:35 pm

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 204):
You've peaked my interest   Cant seem to find your £202 fare though. Are you using ITA Matrix to search?

I was using Skyscanner with Hong Kong set as the country.
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:40 pm

Just be aware that sometimes Skyscanner shows fares that exist but when you go to book the classes are not there.
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:44 pm

Sorry to go off topic a bit, but if anyone does decide to book the HK trip at that price and would like a good hotel at a decent price (which in HK is hard to come across) I would recommend:
-Cosmo Hotels - Cosmo and Cosmopolitan in Causeway Bay
-Metropark Hotel (Wan Chai or Causeway Bay, Kowloon is a little far from the MTR and isn't as nice).
-Island Pacific Hotel
-Emperor Hotel.
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:51 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 209):
I would recommend:

Thanks for the recommendation...

Quoting OA260 (Reply 208):
Just be aware that sometimes Skyscanner shows fares that exist but when you go to book the classes are not there.

...and thanks for the heads up
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:10 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 205):
ust be aware that sometimes Skyscanner shows fares that exist but when you go to book the classes are not there

We lucked out once on a SK Business class OSL - PVG for about 100 euro return.

Quoting Cipango (Reply 209):

Sorry to go off topic a bit, but if anyone does decide to book the HK trip at that price and would like a good hotel at a decent price (which in HK is hard to come across) I would recommend:
-Cosmo Hotels - Cosmo and Cosmopolitan in Causeway Bay
-Metropark Hotel (Wan Chai or Causeway Bay, Kowloon is a little far from the MTR and isn't as nice).
-Island Pacific Hotel
-Emperor Hotel.

Or the Butterfly on Morrison which is good value also - and a great location beside happy Valley. The Holiday Inn Express in Soho is also great.

HK hotel prices are quite good value as the Chinese tourists have abandoned the city for the time being.
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:32 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 197):
Talking about cheap fares, Virgin have €320 return fares DUB HKG at the moment for departures in September and around €400 for August.

August is peak travel and September and October are the best months weather wise here so really surprised it's so cheap.

I expected these low fares to dry up when the 789 took over from the 346, but not the case it seems. They must be bleeding on the route.

Thats a great deal !!! How do you book ?
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:30 pm

Quoting Provance (Reply 212):
Thats a great deal !!! How do you book ?

Expedia HK.
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:33 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 213):

Quoting Provance (Reply 212):
Thats a great deal !!! How do you book ?

Expedia HK.

Thanks
EI, FR, BD, RE, UA, XL, US,
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:55 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 198):
They have been offering €5 fares SNN-MAN so there is potential to go lower.

Suspect the reason for those fares is they meet passenger charges in SNN, going lower at DUB wouldn't/ FR know there is no point in cutting lower as EI won't go lower than 19.99 and FR know it's not sustainable.
 
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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:21 pm

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RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:15 am

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