Tagged With "ticket prices"

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Ryanair: Sell the Extras, Give Away the Tickets?

PHeymont ·
In a move that sounds like the movie ticket vs popcorn price deal in U.S. theatres, Michael O'Leary, head of Ryanair told Irish hotelkeepers the airline is looking to buy long-haul aircraft that will let them sell trans-Atlantic seats for under $20...
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Re: Ryanair: Sell the Extras, Give Away the Tickets?

PortMoresby ·
For those who were traveling to Europe about 30 years ago, you may or may not remember the short-lived airline, People's Express. I bought 2 tickets from the US West Coast to Brussels for $300 each which was, if I recall, an introductory price and very cheap even then. They didn't last long which I lamented as I liked the CEO's attitude and approach. On the other hand, I think O'Leary has something up his sleeve, he always does, making noise for the publicity. A most unpleasant man, from all...
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Re: Ryanair: Sell the Extras, Give Away the Tickets?

PHeymont ·
I certainly remember People Express...the only reason I became familiar with Newark Airport. We used to fly to Buffalo ($19, $29, $39) and then rent a car to visit family in Toronto. Then we snagged $49 specials from NY to SFO...and while we were sitting on the plane realized we could have gone to London for the same price! Which we did the next year, but it cost us a bit more. PE didn't always make its schedule, and other things could go wrong, but the staff were unfailingly friendly and...
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

GarryRF ·
The cost of an Airline Ticket has little to do with the cost of a barrel of oil. That's why I can fly to Sydney Australia for the same price as I can to New York. That's 3500 miles to New York or 10,500 miles to Sydney. Same price. It's solely based on the principle of how much juice you can squeeze from an orange.
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Watch out for 'Marseille scam' at ticket machines

PHeymont ·
Swiss authorities have warned travelers against a scam that's been pulled at several automatic ticket machines at Zurich's rail station, and has been reported in other cities as well.   Scammers have figured out how to tamper with the machines so...
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British railroads to ditch paper tickets

PHeymont ·
Britain's railroads are planning to get rid of paper tickets over the next few years, going entirely to computer, smartphone and contactless cards.
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Re: Ryanair: Sell the Extras, Give Away the Tickets?

Travel Rob ·
I like the idea. I would travel with no luggage if that was the case and buy used clothes and other supplies at my destination Skybus basically tried this idea for US domestic flights, but went out of business. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybus_Airlines
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Re: Hot TGV Bargain, but Hurry: It's limited

Travel Rob ·
I took the Ouigo in 2013 from to Paris to Marseilles and I really enjoyed it. Here is some purchasing tips I learned at the time. Not sure how much has changed, hopefully someone can update us. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...igo-trains-in-france
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Honey, did you "Like" AirBaltic? They've sent us a drone!

PHeymont ·
If you like your publicity stunts bizarre, this one's for you. AirBaltic celebrated reaching 100,000 "likes" on Facebook by sending pairs of free flight tickets to a number of fans. The tickets were delivered by drones hovering outside the winner's...
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Ryanair's new wrinkle: PayPal

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, the low-fare airline that's been trying to change its poor-customer-service image by eliminating some fees and adding some benefits, has now teamed up with PayPal to make paying for tickets and fees easier--and it's reported to be working...
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Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
You may have noted the recent drop in gas prices at the pump. The airlines have noticed it, too, with a $1.6 billion savings in fuel costs over recent months. So why do the prices of tickets stay so high...and even rise?   An AP travel article...
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Hot TGV Bargain, but Hurry: It's limited

PHeymont ·
Ouigo, the low-cost version of France's TGV, has released 100,000 tickets for summer travel from the Paris region to the south: Avignon, Aix, Marseilles, Nice, etc.) at an eye-popping €10 each. Available on ouigo.com , but likely not for too...
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

DrFumblefinger ·
I think I'm seeing better ticket prices than I have for several years now, so I'm not sure if this is completely true. But it could just represent a biased sampling (Canada, more than US flights).
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
Overall, for U.S. airlines, the trend is up; last month all the majors went along with a $2 average increase on almost all fares. Those fares, of course, are subject to competitive discounting on specific flights or routes; Alaska and Delta have been battling over the Seattle market all year, for example, affecting prices on those routes.
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

Travel Rob ·
With Airline consolidation the last few years and some budget airlines changing their image and prices, there doesn't seem to be that downword pressure for most prices in the US
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
While it's true that competition and cupidity rather than cost are the basis of pricing, fuel does factor in: when fuel is high, the airlines add surcharges, and when fuel costs drop, they seldom remove them!
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

GarryRF ·
Airlines and many other companies are determined to squeeze the public to the last drop of juice. Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing_cases and see that there's no honour amongst thieves. Steal from one man and its theft. Steal from a thousand and its Corporate Policy.
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21 Best Museums in America

jenifer levis ·
Kennedy Space Center - Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando (KSC) also known as the NASA Launch Operations Center. The KSC has been the primary launch center for NASA since 1968. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex open everyday at 9 am. Kennedy Space Center Tickets started from USD 57 Museum Of Modern Art - MoMA Museum-of-Modern-Art-NYC MoMA is art museum in New York City. It contains world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, almost 200,000...
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Copenhagen traffic cops: ticket or tour?

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which already has a reputation as a visitor-friendly city, is planning to take it a bit further by turning the traffic wardens who give out parking tickets into part-time guides as well. Equipped with "Ask Me" badges, and a new training...
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Ryanair takes on the online travel sites

PHeymont ·
Ryanair has proposed that airlines take the offensive against online travel sites and price comparison sites, such as Expedia, Opodo, Kayak, etc.; he believes they "shouldn't exist" and "make no sense." He's written to four other big European carriers...
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PortMoresby ·
Oh, darn. I thought this was about paying a fee to sit in a section with our fellow stoned passengers.
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
That comes free with a stopover in Denver...
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U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
How much of your ticket is tax?   Not all the expensive add-ons for your ticket are airline bag fees and fuel surcharges; according to a new report, another big factor is high government charges, among the world's highest. Each ticket starts out...
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Expedia's on a new track with rail tickets

PHeymont ·
Expedia, already the world's largest travel booker, is extending its reach into an area where it's been weak: rail tickets. Up to now, Expedia's been glad to sell you a flight, but it might, especially in Europe, not be the fastest or cheapest choice....
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Is there a "best day" to buy tickets? Maybe not!

PHeymont ·
There's always a lot of talk about when it's best to buy airline tickets—how far in advance, what day, even what time. A recent study that got a lot of publicity, even a Wall Street Journal article, suggested that Sunday is the best day because...
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Tickets Sell Out For Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Travel Rob ·
          Cleanup at Buckingham Palace/ Photo by PHeymont   Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-ever reigning monarch, turns 90 on April 21 and the palace has organized birthday celebrations...
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No Joke! Airplane Tickets Coming to Vending Machines!

Travel Rob ·
On March 24, Transavia will sell snacks in Paris at vending machines, train stations and corner stores that come with a voucher code for a one-way flight from Paris. Different destinations are inside different snacks. At €35, sesame flavored...
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Re: No Joke! Airplane Tickets Coming to Vending Machines!

vivie ·
Whatever works i guess !
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Re: No Joke! Airplane Tickets Coming to Vending Machines!

PHeymont ·
Seems like it won't cost too much to make that a round trip...here's a sample of fares for April returning from Barcelona: Could give a new meaning to "open jaw!"
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YOU CAN'T FUEL ME! BA fliers sue over high surcharges

PHeymont ·
British Airways is known for the steepest "fuel surchages," especially on award tickets--but a group of frequent fliers has sued, pointing out that the fees seem to bear no relation to fuel costs at all.  A senior judge in the U. S. District...
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Proven Tips that Guarantee Unforgettable Train Travel during Winter

rohitthakur ·
Trains are the best mode of travel when going on a holiday during winter or any other season. It is fun to travel on a train since you do not need to put on your seatbelt throughout your journey. If you want to stand up, lie down or walk inside the train, you are allowed to do it as you travel. Train travel eliminates the limit on the amount of luggage that you carry. When travelling by train, you enjoy limitless storage spaces so there is no maximum weight limit on luggage. Don’t you just...
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