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Old 8th Dec 2023, 14:07
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Tickets not being sold online

I've been doing a dummy booking on Friday afternoon to fly Stansted-Vilnius on Saturday. For each of the flights on Saturday morning and afternoon, the app shows at least 4 seats available... but says even if it is just 1 person, a ticket can only be purchased at the airport. On other routes departing Stansted at the same time of day, online booking seems fine with no requirement to buy at the airport.

It's possible FR are trying to charge extra, but in that case, why not just raise the quoted fare ? I'm wondering if there is overbooking going on... despite FR's claims not to do so
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Old 8th Dec 2023, 14:16
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
I've been doing a dummy booking on Friday afternoon to fly Stansted-Vilnius on Saturday. For each of the flights on Saturday morning and afternoon, the app shows at least 4 seats available... but says even if it is just 1 person, a ticket can only be purchased at the airport. On other routes departing Stansted at the same time of day, online booking seems fine with no requirement to buy at the airport.

It's possible FR are trying to charge extra, but in that case, why not just raise the quoted fare ? I'm wondering if there is overbooking going on... despite FR's claims not to do so
Try the website instead.
A dummy booking just went through to the payment screen
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Old 8th Dec 2023, 14:27
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Originally Posted by lfc84
Try the website instead.
A dummy booking just went through to the payment screen
Agreed that the website allows ticket purchase, while the app does not... but why ? Just a c*ck-up somewhere or is there something behind this ?
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Old 9th Dec 2023, 17:05
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Try a different device, the app can be unreliable on some devices. Don't know the reason behind it though
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Old 9th Dec 2023, 23:46
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Agreed that the website allows ticket purchase, while the app does not... but why ? Just a c*ck-up somewhere or is there something behind this ?
They'll do anything to get more money from people. Anything
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 19:17
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Tangier will be a new base and Ryanair will launch domestic flights in Morocco. In total 14 based aircraft in Morocco next summer with 7 in Marrakesh, 3 in Fez, 2 in Agadir and 2 in Tangier.
https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/r...occo-for-2024/
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 07:45
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Originally Posted by Seljuk
Tangier will be a new base and Ryanair will launch domestic flights in Morocco. In total 14 based aircraft in Morocco next summer with 7 in Marrakesh, 3 in Fez, 2 in Agadir and 2 in Tangier.
https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/r...occo-for-2024/
So does Morocco allows EU airlines to operate domestic flights, or is there another arrangement going on here? Moroccan subsidiary?
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 08:02
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So does Morocco allows EU airlines to operate domestic flights, or is there another arrangement going on here? Moroccan subsidiary?
Exactly the question I posed on the BHX thread.
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 13:00
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davidjohnson6 I can't remember the specifics regarding timeframes, but there is a restriction that Ryanair places on last minute tickets to Lithuania, Latvia and (maybe) Estonia where they have to be purchased at the airport rather than online. I believe there was an issue a few years ago regarding potential credit card fraud or something similar.
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During a change of flight yesterday evening, there was a significant increase in the fare difference at the very last minute!
I had opted to change the origin of my flight and during the change process on the website the price was quoted as £85, this was no problem as I needed to change the origin. I entered my payment details, accepted the T&C's, received a security code from my bank for the online payment, this was successful and so everything looked good...until I then received a message from the website informing me that the price of one of my products for the flight had changed and therefore I needed to rebook...I was redirected back to my bookings page when after again entering the changes, the price had increased to £199!! Again, as I really needed to modify this flight to another airport, I paid the difference.
But what I didn't understand was why did I have to rebook after going through the whole payment process, to the point where the secure banking process was also completed...I don't know the in's & out's of the Ryanair pricing and ticketing structure, but I can only think there were other passengers booking at the same time which caused the fare to dramatically increase?!
I book with Ryanair around 15-20 times per year and have many times modified my flights, but this is a first for me!
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 06:57
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Salerno airport, 50 km south of Naples is due to open to scheduled traffic in summer 2024, with Ryanair credibly mentioned as being interested. Could this happen, or are Ryanair sticking purely with (their substantial operation at) Naples ?
https://www.pasazer.com/news/464557/we,wloszech,zostanie,otwarte,nowe,lotnisko.html
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 08:56
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Scheduled ops at Salerno have come and gone over the years although mostly by little known airlines. It is geographically closer to a lot of the notable Amalfi coast destinations but the journey is longer than to NAP because you have to navigate the world famous spectacular Amalfi Drive. I would suggest it has some limited potential for low-frequency domestic routes to bring people to Salerno itself and the beaches to the south but itís never going to replace NAP.
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Ryanair hails legal victory against approval of Air France-KLM Covid bailout | Travel Weekly
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 16:20
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Does anyone know why you can fly back into MME from Alicante after Oct 24th 2024 but you canít fly out from MME?
Why would an airline sell seats in only one direction and then return empty?
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 19:42
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Originally Posted by callum91
Does anyone know why you can fly back into MME from Alicante after Oct 24th 2024 but you canít fly out from MME?
Why would an airline sell seats in only one direction and then return empty?
Do not assume it returns to ALC. You are into Winter shedules (last Sunday on October) so things still fluid. As usually a ALC based aircraft maybe doing a different route after arriving.
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 20:03
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More likely that the full schedule hasn't been fully loaded than RYR doing other than a straight ALC-MME-ALC.

If it wasn't the season of goodwill to all men, somebody might suggest the reverse routing was more likely - one way out of Teesside....
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 21:44
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There is a flight out from Teesside on 24th October.

Then that Sunday, the 27th is the start of the Winter timetable which has not been finalised/ uploaded yet with fares.
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Old 3rd Jan 2024, 15:40
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FR are throwing a wobbly against travel agents for NOT listing FR flights and fares.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67873695

Maybe I'm being overly simple... but FR don't want OTAs to add a mark-up to FR prices, but they do want OTAs to sell FR tickets and make customers go through manual verification processes. In effect OTAs are meant to do free advertising for FR but not get any money for their efforts.
How is that meant to work ?
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Old 3rd Jan 2024, 17:23
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
FR are throwing a wobbly against travel agents for NOT listing FR flights and fares.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67873695

Maybe I'm being overly simple... but FR don't want OTAs to add a mark-up to FR prices, but they do want OTAs to sell FR tickets and make customers go through manual verification processes. In effect OTAs are meant to do free advertising for FR but not get any money for their efforts.
How is that meant to work ?
It's called any publicity will do ....
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Old 3rd Jan 2024, 17:34
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Any idea when the FR Winter timetable will be finalised? Trying to change a flight from PIK to FAO from March to November but can't at present.
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