Hi everyone. my first thread here.
this january i am going to freiburg, germany, for a scholarship, but first i have some days to travel around, so im going to spain and portugal. i have to be the eleventh in freiburg, maybe the twelve, so i have to take a plain from lisbon to tha basel/moulhouse airport. i have been looking at easyjet flights, and i see the prices are constantly changing, but for more than a week now the prices are much higher and remain static (140 euros for the 11th and 85 for the 12d). i dont know if they are suppose to go down again so i better wait, or every week they are getting more expensive and i'd better buy any of those today. how about buying that directly in lisbon airport?
is the first time i have to buy a ticket in one of these low cost airlines. i
i dont have much time to decide. so if anyone is a experienced easyjet buyer, what would he/she recomend me?
ps: i wouldnt mind a small difference in an airplain ticket, but is too bad that 30 or 40 euros are a big difference in argentinian pesos
thanks in advance
Budget airlines group the seats into different fares and start selling the cheapest ones first. Once they are all snapped up, they start selling the next cheapest ones. This goes on, which means fares will only go up, except during special/seasonal promotional sales. Buying at the airport won't be any cheaper either -- they will check at the same system and look at what the current price is. Sometimes, it might even cost a bit extra when buying at the airport.
Buy the easyjet ticket NOW.
I did a quick check with skyscanner.net and all the flight tickets from Portugal to Germany on the weekend you want are way more expensive.
maybe cuz easyjet now has movies showing on board! still best for ur money!
Sorry, I was a little bit too fast ...
[ Edit: Edited on Dec 19, 2008, at 12:55 PM by Herr Bert ]
All the budget airlines work on the same principle: the earlier you buy your tickets the cheaper they are.
So yes buy now.
Other things to consider. If you can travel with only hand luggage...and to be honest that is not that difficult...even with the pointless security liquids fiasco, you will pay less as almost all of them now charge for checking in luggage. Also look out for the "optional insurance" that is automatically added, Ryanair and Easyjet are notorious for this.
If you are travelling in Spain check out Clickair as well. Skyscanner.net is a good place to start researching where budget airlines go to and from, but it is also worth checking out the normal national carriers as well as they can often have good deals and you will get a much better service (except with Iberia).
Also worth considering are trains. Overnight trains booked on sncf.fr are sometimes really really good value. I have got trains from Barcelona to Paris for about €40.