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ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

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ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

Hi, I have travelled for years with Ryanair, always around the last week of June for two weeks family holiday flying to Malaga, and normally the flights which I booked the minute the routes opened would come in at around €130 per person, including all fees etc (no baggage) however last year the flights worked out at €188 per person, which was extremely high, or so I thought. This year the routes for Malaga have opened up for next June (last week) and the best rates I get are working out at €250 from Shannon to Malaga or €203 from Cork to Malaga. This is a ridiculous amount, and I for one will not be paying this rip-off price, as its twice what the flights used to be. We are supposed to be in a recession, and yet Ryanair are charging twice what they normally charge. Has anyone else noticed this trend or is it just Ireland it's affecting?

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1. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

Recession or not, fuel prices have increased dramatically in recent months.

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2. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

What is the competition charging?

By the way, booking the minute the flights are released is very unwise with Ryanair. The prices usually come down after a period before going back up again, and they always have sales.

Edited: 14 October 2012, 10:38
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3. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

If Ryanair's fares are a 'rip-off', book with a cheaper airline. Simple.

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4. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

If you're not happy with that price book elsewhere or don't fly - would you describe every price increase in other services/products over a 2 yr period a rip off.

Sometimes peoples expectations need to be realistic - simply because you paid X in the past does not mean that you can pay X in the future.

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5. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

Aer Lingus are not cheaper from ORK but they are a much better airline and they won't charge you the earth for baggage and everything else.

Flight prices everywhere have gone up and FR are no different. My Brother just paid £300 for his duaghter to fly EDI to Alicante this week.

If you really want to fly FR then don't book now for next year.

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6. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

Hi,

I agree with #1 and #4 in that the price really is a combination of today's costs to provide that service-- this is the fuel issue that are mentioned-- and what is the current competitive forces and consumer demand..

... and these issues are rarely, if ever, the same year-over-year..

When you mesh today's costs with what is today's demand and today's competition; this then gives them an idea as to where to set overall prices... and the reality is, as a for-profit enterprise- they should be setting them at the highest point that the covers all costs and the market will bear.

Unfortunately, what you paid in 2011, is really a poor overall guide to what is or should be 2012 price levels as the cost climate, competitive forces and even overall consumer demand in 2011 was probably quite different than now in 2012.

Travel Safe,

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This is a ridiculous amount,

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LOL. So, enlighten us, what should it be then?

When working it out, take into account inflation (most especially air fuel price inflation recently), the fact that airline fuel is priced in US Dollars and Ryanair are paying in declining value Euros, increasing government taxes,increasing airport charges, and the requirement to make a profit so that they don't go bust.

Then, add onto that Ryanairs position, which is to charge a price the market will pay, and not one that you, personally, with no knowledge whatsoever of airlines costs, wish to pay.

Edited: 14 October 2012, 12:41
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8. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

250 Euros to fly halfway across the continent in less than 3hrs sounds like an absolute bargain!

...and you get to come back included for that too! Wow!

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"Then, add onto that Ryanairs position, which is to charge a price the market will pay, and not one that you, personally, with no knowledge whatsoever of airlines costs, wish to pay."

Well considering that they market themselves as the "Low Fares Airline", they do have an obligation, so as not to fall foul of advertising regulations, to charge fares that the man on the Clapham Omnibus would consider to be "low".

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10. Re: ryanair flights getting more expensive (from Ireland)

they do have an obligation, so as not to fall foul of advertising regulations,to charge fares that the man on the Clapham Omnibus would consider to be "low".

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The OP is in Limerick :-)

Edited: 14 October 2012, 13:56