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Old 3rd May 2007, 17:12
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Ryanair - 6

I often use Ryanair to the UK and Europe. I have never had a problem with them, ok so you dont get free drinks etc. But then not many airlines do give free onboard service. The price I pay on Ryanair is usually cheaper than the competition, however for EG, DUB LGW with BA is often at Short notice so so much cheaper and at weekends. However, the fact is the LCCs use a yield management system that will usually be cheaper the earlier that you book or should I say a Percentage of the seats go at different levels of pricing . EG (not sure of the exact % ) but say 50 % at the lowest fares...10% at the next highest price etc.
This system is much fairer as the people who book first get the lowest fare. Not so fair when you book early and then it becomes cheaper nearere the time. All that said I have often gotten a cheaper deal at short notice.

As for routes that there is only 1 operator ie Ryanair the same system applies. When You mention Liverpool and Manchester these are so often at high prices around weekends.Football etc.

It amazes me on here all the talking down of Ryanair there is . I was in Stansted last Sunday and I can say what FR have achieved there is only spectacular. In a Queue of 8 aircraft to take off 7 were FR 1 was easyjet. The amount of positives that can be attributed to FR success is imense. And b4 I get replies saying name them or prove it I am not going to. Eg Massive growth in Tourism etc. Big decrease in fares. So many people on here would have you believe that they would never fly Ryanair. So much snobbery. In Belfast nearly everyone who flies does so on LCCs and to them thats flying . They fly they dont differentiate. The only Full service(so called) from BFS is Bmi and in my book it proves to me to be just the same as FR except you get to pick you own seat.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 19:23
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Anyone else booked a flight with them recently and not had the email confirmation? I booked over 48 hours ago and havent had one yet. I've noticed the website says they are experiencing delays of up to 6 hours but this has been quite a while. Booked with them many times before and its been pretty quick coming through. I just don't want to get to Stansted and find I'm not on the list!
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Old 3rd May 2007, 20:02
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Just follow the link from the website, review booking and print that
page, this will be just as good as your confirmation at the Airport if
it comes to it.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 20:16
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At the end of day people will choose what they feel is best product for themselves and FRs success speaks for itself. Anyone who hasn't realised that FR take advantage of sporting events is either completely niaive or just plain thick. Business is Business. Me? I am off to book another low cost flight to Stansted as I know I will get value for money. Next time I want to go to Dublin for the Scotland rugby match I 'll go via Stansted given that the direct PIK flights will be probably expensive. It will be two flights but I 'll have a few beers at STN before getting another low cost flight to DUB.
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Old 4th May 2007, 11:36
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Yeah, and don't forget to mention that if the PIK - STN is delayed and you miss the connection to DUB you'll be overnighting in STN, at your own expense.
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23rd May 2007
Ryanair DUB - MAN: 169.99 euro
Aer Lingus DUB - MAN: 1 euro!
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Old 4th May 2007, 11:47
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Maxalt,

I'm going to assume you enjoy stirring up emotions as opposed to being an idiot. Of course it's going to be 199 for a ticket if there're only 3 seats left - it's the same pricing model used by Ryanair on every route and flight. It's simple economics, nothing more!

I'll make the same assumption for your comparison of flights to Manchester on the 23rd where you've compared a morning Ryanair flight with an evening Aer Lingus flight, making the comparison irrelevant of course. If you want to compare like with like then currently:
- Ryanair 556 departing DUB at 6.10pm: 18.50
- Aer Lingus 216 departing DUB at 6.10pm: 34.49

I've included all taxes, charges, etc. and 1 checked-in bag in these prices to avoid any petty arguing on that front. Aer Lingus are due in MAN 5 minutes before Ryanair though
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Old 4th May 2007, 12:39
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On the 23rd ALL Aer Lingus flights are 1 euro!
The early FR is 45 euro!
Still 45 times more expensive than Aer Lingus.
Or choose the late one and pay 169.99 times more.....
And I assert that you are wrong about yield management being the cause.
YOU don't know how many seats remain. You are spoofing to suport your argument.
That FR flight is 169.99 because of simple opportunism - a chance to make a fast buck.
A ripoff, plain and simple!
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23rd May 2007
Ryanair DUB - MAN: 169.99 euro
Aer Lingus DUB - MAN: 1 euro!
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Old 4th May 2007, 16:13
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MAxalt you are looking like a fool ,
you started slagging off Ryanair about the cost of flying to LPL from DUB,
as soon as it was pointed out to you that only Ryanair offers and support this route, you change the goal posts and start slagging the MAN price
get a life, we can all find routes offered by airlines that are lower than others on the same day.
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Old 4th May 2007, 20:59
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Yeh, Maxalt, you are spot on. If you miss your flight then you have to pick up the tab. Done it twice due to that extra quick beer. Thing is I know the rules and take the consequences. The last time I did it it cost me 80 overnight in a hotel near STN and 40 flight back to PIK. Expensive last beer. Strange thing was it was still way cheaper than flying BA or BMI into LHR even including that last expensive beer.

As regards the DUB trip, chances are that the flight will not be delayed given my experience. As its a rugby trip you will leave a bit extra time at STN to chill out have a few beers so as not to miss the connection. If you do then thats all part of the adventure. Take it easy big man.
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Old 5th May 2007, 07:04
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I notice that Ryanair are advertising Cork Bremen on their website as predicted here some months ago. 1st Continental service for them from Cork.
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:22
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notice that Ryanair are advertising Cork Bremen on their website as predicted here some months ago. 1st Continental service for them from Cork.Yesterday 21:59
Ryan 2000... I saw on Ryanair website what looks like a Cork to Bremen offer, which was headline in the offer section in the middle of the page, In factI think it was not an offer for flying Cork/Bremen but instead simply the way that the list of destinations were listed.

I think the add intended to classify the destinations by price! All of which are on offer from Dublin...
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Old 8th May 2007, 20:57
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Ryanair: big annunce in Weeze

Thursday Ryanair press conference in Weeze, MOL will be present to make a "big annunce".

German press report about a possible double of plane based at NRN from 2 to 4...

Any rumors about new possible route from Weeze?
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Old 8th May 2007, 22:57
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I expect mainly Spanish and Italian routes to be announced for Weeze on Thursday. Dublin, Oslo Torp or Tampere wouldn't come as a surprise either.

In other Ryanair news:
  • A Gerona - Granada route is looking likely from the autumn
  • Ryanair are also set to fly to Vxj in Southern Sweden (I'm guessing from Stansted)
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Old 9th May 2007, 12:46
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Champions League Final

Ryanair are putting on flights for the final from DUB and LPL. 299 each way plus taxes from LPL and 399 each way plus taxes from DUB.
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Old 9th May 2007, 13:01
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Interesting if people aim to stay in Liverpool before they go as there a very few hotel rooms this side of the M6 still available.
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Old 9th May 2007, 13:04
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New route from June 14th :

Bournemouth-Nantes, 3 per week (-2-4-6-).

Announced today
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Old 9th May 2007, 15:16
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BRS - Next Ryanair base?

There are strong rumours of BRS becoming an FR base in the very near future, can anybody in the know confirm this, would mean a good dog fight with EZY as BRS is their busiest european base behind LGW.
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Old 9th May 2007, 16:45
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Bournemouth-Nantes, 3 per week (-2-4-6-)
This route will be made possible by the reduction of Madrid - Faro from 1xdaily to 4xweekly (1-3-5-7)
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Old 9th May 2007, 21:09
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Ryanair close two routes:

BGY-WRO 3x week. Last flight 12/06
HHN-PEG 3x week, due to start in June, but don't start.

Probably both for bad load factor.

Probably will be annonced soon new replacement routes from BGY and HHN..
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Old 9th May 2007, 21:37
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Not officially, but add BLK-STN to that list.
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