Cheapest ever flight seen in Europe?

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  1. joncombe

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    Just seen Inverness to Luton for £4.18 on Easyjet. The flight the next day was £5.19, so they seem to have some very cheap fares on this route at the moment. A long time since I've seen a flight for less than £5 (or for that matter any that have a pence component that is not either zero or 99).
     
  2. rg177

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    EasyJet seem to be into very random prices. I've flown Manchester-Schönefeld for £31.68 and have booked Manchester-Basel for £43.48
     
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    EasyJet seem to price according to how much competition there is and what competitors charge. Monarch also used to do similar - I recall how their Manchester to Gibraltar route was enhanced and prices dropped as EasyJet started to Liverpool to Gibraltar flights but then when EasyJet dropped Liverpool to Gibraltar, Monarch's Manchester to Gibraltar frequency and prices went back to their old levels.
     
  4. Journeyman

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    Blimey, I'd be tempted to do that a few times just for the Avios points!
     
  5. Craig2601

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    What’s with BA charging £9 for flights from LUX to LHR? Just checked and it seems to be nearly every flight.
     
  6. ChiefPlanner

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    One euro Charleroi to Stansted - circa 2007

    Mind you , ever been to the departure place ?
     
  7. DavidGrain

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    I long time ago but in December 1976 I did Birmingham-Heathrow by British Midland for 25p eachway. I presume that my onward ticket on SAS to Copenhagen might have had a bearing on this.
     
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    Ryanair. .

    I did a number of Stansted to Prestwick moves for 50 pence all in "just for a laugh"

    I got a return from Stansted to Copenhagen for 2 pence pre tax etc in 2001, but of course that was when Copenhagen was apparently relocated to a a disused air base in deepest Sweden. All good as I needed the track.

    My best value for the family was in 2002 when we flew Stansted to Dusseldorf for 8 pence all in, 2 adults and 2 kids. Of course Dusseldorf was actually another air base in the middle of nowhere, actually near Weeze, again all good for new track.

    We were actually staying in Belgium for a week, so the cost of an extra hotel in Aachen en route to the land of beer and waffles effectively took the cost we would have paid on Eurostar and to be honest was pretty much done for a laugh, because we could.

    We came back on Eurostar as flights back to the UK from everywhere were ridiculous, but that's how Ryanair made the loss leading tickets pay. I always came back from Glasgow by train for that reason.
     
  9. LordCreed

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    If I was to guess, I imagine that Luxembourg has low taxes on departures.

    Another cheap BA flight I found was Malaga to Gatwick for £18. Quite a good bargain for the distance.
     
  10. Crawley Ben

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    Saw someone at work today holding a ticket from Stansted to Madrid departing sometime in Jan 2019, all it cost was £14.99 with Ryanair.

    Ben
     
  11. GaryMcEwan

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    I've managed to get flights from Glasgow to Dublin and back for £10.00 in a fortnight's time.
     
  12. gazthomas

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    That's not 2p or 2 euro cents though
     
  13. jamesontheroad

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    I can beat it.

    When British Midland became bmi and launched bmiBaby, they started the new budget airline with a strictly limited number of completely free tickets - even the taxes were paid.

    I know, because I was a student at Sheffield University at the time. The tickets went on sale at 6AM and I made it down to the computer lab in time to bag a round trip from EMA to Barcelona for absolutely nothing. This was sometime in 2001-2... I think I travelled in the late winter.

    However, what I didn’t factor in was that the website still needed a debit or credit card to be used - it was a £0.00 transaction but it needed to be run through as a transaction.

    I didn’t have a valid form of payment at the time (probably a NatWest Solo debit card). I had to phone home at 6:10AM and wake up my mum and ask her to find her credit card and read out the details to me. It was the first of many occasions when the Bank of Mum and Dad saved me :)

    The promo worked, by the way... when I moved to Northern Ireland I became a loyal bmiBaby customer, and eventually a bmi Diamond Club Gold cardholder.
     
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    Don't know about the cheapest but for Aberdeen To Kirkwall tomorrow from £137.48 to £201.48.Not bad for what can be a 35min flight.

    I'm paying £84.48 one way for next June. However Westray to Papa Westray tomorrow could be £17 for a 2 minute flight.
     
  15. DavidGrain

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    From what I have heard about Westray-Papa Westray, the shortest scheduled flight in the world, it sounds as if you got a bargain price.
     
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    I had 50p each way to Sweden once (including taxes) which was nice. That was before they made you jump through so many hoops to try and trip you up too.
     
  17. Clip

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    Ryanair currently have some amazing deals on at the minute - Ukraine from 2.92 one way anyone?
     
  18. pitdiver

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    All the fares to the Scotish Islands are high. Loganair more or less have the monopoly. Although I believe Eastern Airways do operate some seervices.
     
  19. Bald Rick

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    That will be dis-economy of scale though.
     
  20. Mojo

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    I would thoroughly recommend it. We had a great time in Kiev last year and I know a few others who have been since too.
     
  21. NLC1072

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    I got a flight that cost me 10 euro re-timed by ryanair so they gave me 80 euro of vouchers. So I went from Dublin to Berlin and back for free.

    I also did Dublin to New York SWF for 210 euro return.
     
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    May have a look in the new year when ive got some more time free.
     
  23. St Rollox

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    If we go to Dublin........we will foll......
     
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    So that means the fare was -€70.00? i reckon that's a thread winner, then!
     
  25. GaryMcEwan

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    Ha! I'd probably get a lifetime ban if I was to post the rest...
     
  26. NLC1072

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    Exactly! But I chose to have another flight with my voucher to Berlin and back effectivly for free, and the best thing was, the first Dublin flight I got put on instead was the more expensive one I originally couldn't afford at around Eur90 in the first place
     
  27. route101

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    Managed to get Glasgow to Campbeltown for around £35 , generally the cheapest though its the Barra beach you really want.
     
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    They flying to Mariupol now? Don't try and do the return trip by boat.
     
  29. Clip

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    no idea ot just said kiev but i doubt ill be on a ship coming back if i do go
     

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