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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2017 at 09:31
And yet they have just started a TV advertising campaign! Is that an oversight or are they just trying to kid people that all is okay? Crazy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2017 at 11:50
Just as I thought I was safe. Fortunately my Edinburgh-Faro flights have not been affected.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Super__Ally Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2017 at 18:44
Spare a thought for poor ole Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair.

After arriving in a hotel in Manchester, he went to the bar and asked for a pint of Guinness.
The barman nodded and said, "That will be £1 please, Mr. O’Leary."
Somewhat taken aback, O'Leary replied, "That's very cheap," and handed over his money.
"Well, we do try to stay ahead of the competition", said the barman. "And we are serving free pints every Wednesday from 6 pm until 8 pm. We have the cheapest beer in England".
"That is remarkable value", Michael comments.
"I see you don't seem to have a glass, so you'll probably need one of ours. That will be £3 please."
O'Leary scowled, but paid up.
He took his drink and walked towards a seat. "Ah, you want to sit down?" said the barman. "That'll be an extra £2. You could have pre-booked the seat, and it would have only cost you £1."
"I think you may be too big for the seat sir, can I ask you to sit in this frame please".
Michael attempts to sit down but the frame is too small and when he can't squeeze in, he complains "Nobody would fit in that little frame".
"I'm afraid if you can't fit in the frame you'll have to pay an extra surcharge of £4 for your seat sir".
O'Leary swore to himself, but paid up. "I see that you have brought your laptop with you" added the barman. "And since that wasn't pre-booked either, that will be another £3."
O'Leary was so incensed that he walked back to the bar, slammed his drink on the counter, and yelled, "This is ridiculous, I want to speak to the manager".
"I see you want to use the counter," says the barman, "that will be £2 please."
O'Leary's face was red with rage. "Do you know who I am?"
"Of course I do Mr. O'Leary."
"I've had enough! What sort of a Hotel is this? I come in for a quiet drink and you treat me like this. I insist on speaking to a manager!"
"Here is his e-mail address, or if you wish, you can contact him between 9.00 am and 9.01am every morning, Monday to Tuesday at this free phone number. Calls are free, until they are answered, then there is a talking charge of only £1 per second, or part thereof".
"I will never use this bar again".
"OK sir, but do remember, we are the only hotel in Europe selling pints for £1."
Have a good weekend Sir

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/October/2017 at 10:01
Don't know if you are aware but I notice on the easyJet website this morning that you can now book flights up the 2nd September 2018.
I was previously under the impression that the flights that came out a couple of weeks ago were only up until the end of June.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/October/2017 at 20:11
Up to June released one week and up to 2nd September released the following week.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/October/2017 at 18:18
Well, having lost our November flights with the demise of Monarch I set about finding alternatives today, with no success as virtually all flights are sold out and what isn't is extortionate! I guess the cancelled Ryanair flights together with Monarch disappearing has altered the market and the supply v demand balance has changed considerably.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheekygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/October/2017 at 20:02
Flew from Faro on Wednesday to Manchester. After the collapse of Monarch was worried about getting home. Anyway luckily I had no need to. My departure time was changed to 1 hour later and we flew with a company called Hifly based in Lisbon. Flight very smooth and took 2hrs 30mins. We were given free hot Bacon Paninis and a free drink. No Alcohol or gifts etc Of course when we arrived in Manchester it was pouring down with rain. Can't wait to come back again. Maybe worth looking at Hifly for flights.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/October/2017 at 20:59
Pleased you got back to the UK without too much inconvenience.

HiFly are an aircraft leasing company (the type the government could call upon) who provide capacity to the market in times of extreme demand or where airlines have an aircraft shortage for whatever reason. However they   do not operate scheduled services and therefore you won't be using them for you trips to the Algarve. Sorry. 😣
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/October/2017 at 19:03
There is more to the Monarch collapse ... one of my hotel bookings was made through one of their bed wholesale companies ... so I lost Paladim in November, along with two Ryanair flights, November and January, into Prestwick. However, managed to re-book everything quickly ... got Alagoa Mar in November ... two new Ryanair flights, plus 80 euros gift, plus a £13 refund on my original hotel cost. Other people must have ended up quids in too .. but feel for those caught up in less satisfactory situations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tonisdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/October/2017 at 10:04
Originally posted by pyrman pyrman wrote:

Other people must have ended up quids in too .. but feel for those caught up in less satisfactory situations.

yes we have if we can use the Ryanair vouchers I thought the 40 and 80 euro vouchers were per booking but they are per person.
Mind having a QUICK look at the Ryanair flights the prices have been raised accordingly.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/October/2017 at 16:01
I've just booked Ryanair back to UK in December - €186 return but that includes €80 for extra legroom seats so very happy with that.

Forgot to say that was for two of us
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/October/2017 at 10:59
My trip to Gatwick and back in 10 days was £103 return with Easyjet and of that 50% was for the big shopping bag I am taking!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 06:07
A couple of new things on easyJet.

1. Hands Free.

You can now check in a cabin size bag into the hold for £4 one way. You cannot take another cabin size bag on board but you can take a small under the seat laptop or hand bag with you. The benefit of this is that, if like us you occassionally want to take some liquids (e.g. sauces, shampoo, cosmetics etc) from the UK that are hard to find or bloody expensive in Portugal, then you can put them in a cabin size bag in the hold without having to fork out £20+ that you would normally have to pay a hold bag. You can't book this on line when you buy your flight so you simply take the bag to Bag Drop, check it in and pay the £4 there & then.

From their website

  • Drop off your cabin bag at our Bag Drop desks when you arrive at the airport where your cabin bag will be tagged as priority and will be looked after through to the arrival airport.
  • Maximum bag size (length + width + height) = 56cm x 45cm x 25 cm, including handles and wheels.
  • Prices: £4 per person each way/ £10 for a group bundle each way. We take card payments at our Bag Drop desks. Any cash payments are processed at our Customer Service desk.
  • You can carry a small under the seat laptop or hand bag on board with you.
  • Duty free items purchased in the airport can be taken on board.
  • A small plastic bag will be given to you at Bag Drop to place any valuable & essential items for your flight.
  • Pass through security without having to unpack your bag or be restricted on the amount of liquids.
  • At the Boarding gate there is no rush to board to find a space for your cabin bag however you can board first after Speedy Boarding by presenting your Hands Free tag to our ground crew.
  • At Arrivals your bag will be among the first to be delivered the baggage belt.


2. Pre Order Food & Drink

You can now pre-order any food or drink that you want on board.

https://preorders.easyjet.com/


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