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Flight costs
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:00:16 am »
Anyone know why Ryanair flight costs from Fuerte back to UK are usually a lot dearer than the flights out ?? Just curious 😀😀

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 05:34:55 am »
They think you'll pay.

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 08:23:13 am »
Because Michael knows with all the undesirable and dangerous buggy rides people can’t wait to get out of the place. Micheal’s clever be like Micheal.

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:29:54 am »
Sadly its standard practice within the airline industry, but more so within the so called Lo Cost sphere. You`ll notice it particularly if you book out from the UK and return on a different carrier. The prices can be eyewatering.

  Oh they have many reasons why they do this, non of them true..Its just charging what they think the market will pay wherever they find opportunities.

   Better, more honest, pricing if you return via Barcelona or Madrid with Spanish carriers

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 10:27:44 am »
I Just did a quick comparison from Ireland out to Fuerteventura and I used (for no particular reason) Sat 13th January return on Sat 27th January  and as Jet2 only fly to Fuerteventura from Belfast Int. I used it for Jet2 and Dublin for the other two.
      Jet2 59stg out 95stg return inc Discount  reserve a seat  from 10 stg EW
Air Lingus  101.99euro out 100.99euro return reserve a seat from 11.98 euro  EW
      Ryanair 50.39euro out 67.19euro return.  reserve a seat from   3.00 euro EW

All afternoon flight times out approx. Midnight return. 

Yes Spitfire with the exception of Air Lingus it is more expensive to fly out than back on that day. On some other dates that Air Lingus or Jet2 don't fly to Fuerteventura: for example  Fri 12 January return Fri 26th January, Ryanair are substantially cheaper on the return flight up to 18% in this cases.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 10:45:27 am by dagwood »

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 10:29:14 am »
So in other words it has nothing to do with higher take-off charges etc. It’s more a case of “we will make you pay dearly after your jolly cause we know you can’t get around it” !!! Typical business, they love it when they have you over a barrel !!!

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 10:49:39 am »
So in other words it has nothing to do with higher take-off charges etc. It’s more a case of “we will make you pay dearly after your jolly cause we know you can’t get around it” !!! Typical business, they love it when they have you over a barrel !!!
They nearly always have that bitter North wind that Blows down over Scotland and Ulster behind them on the way down.   

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 11:34:16 am »
Try booking a one way out of FUE to anywhere you like, and you will see the price escalate way beyond the sector price of a return with the same airline. It applies to even Ryanair. I know I`ve done the sums. Some might call it currency exchange..........I call it theft!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 12:41:16 pm »
Did it once the time of the ash cloud and it was the same as the return leg about €50 if memory serves me. That was Air Lingus. A friend of mine went back to Cork last year before their holiday was over I booked it for him €40 and travelled the same day with Ryanair.
I know that normally the closer you get to the travel date the more expensive it the flights become with all of them.
That said I remember paying almost two weeks wages to fly Dublin to Heathrow return in the late 70s in a half full plane .     

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 12:46:51 pm »
Could this be the reason there are so many tight-fi*ted whingeing Brits living on the Island?
They wouldn't pay the bit extra for the return half of the ticket?
Another case of false economy, I think  :D  :D
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 13:13:02 pm by suendrob »

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 12:47:26 pm »

That said I remember paying almost two weeks wages to fly Dublin to Heathrow return in the late 70s in a half full plane .     

As do I Dagwood, many a flight from Dublin to LHR or LGW at what would now e considered outrageous prices, 3-400 pounds as it was then.

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 13:15:08 pm »
Try booking a one way out of FUE to anywhere you like, and you will see the price escalate way beyond the sector price of a return with the same airline. It applies to even Ryanair. I know I`ve done the sums. Some might call it currency exchange..........I call it theft!!

I have looked at that before (but only Ryanair) & haven’t seen any difference. Must have another look

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 15:41:12 pm »
Try booking a one way out of FUE to anywhere you like, and you will see the price escalate way beyond the sector price of a return with the same airline. It applies to even Ryanair. I know I`ve done the sums. Some might call it currency exchange..........I call it theft!!
I checked Eazyjet prices for the above dates in euro (13th to 27th January)  but from Liverpool and they were €104.02 out and return €63.52 reserve a seat from €4.99 each way.
BUT to book one way from Fuerteventura to Liverpool on January 27Th  it costs €74.58 an increase of €11.06 while Ryanair's price for a one way to Dublin remained the same at €67.19  Air Lingus also remained at €100.99 for that day
Jet2 from Fuerteventura to Belfast on the same day €115 as against 95stg . Not bad taking an average future exchange rate. Eazyjet seem to be the one that's out order on this example. 
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 16:31:52 pm by dagwood »

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Re: Flight costs
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2017, 13:48:21 pm »
I just bagged a bargain with Ryanair. Bhx-Fue £24.99 each and Fue-Lba €28.99 each. Happy days. Live in Chesterfield and therefore midway between Bhx and Lba and I work on the railway so negligible train fares. See you in March!