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Ryanair- *Free* Flight giveaway from Bristol and Bournemouth!

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Hi there! First post-hope its a good one for some of you. Just noticed a free flight giveaway from Bristol and Bournemouth-from Midday today till Midday Friday-25th April. Taxes are £10 for some … Read More
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Hi there!

First post-hope its a good one for some of you.
Just noticed a free flight giveaway from Bristol and Bournemouth-from Midday today till Midday Friday-25th April.
Taxes are £10 for some of the deals so not sure why Ryanair states-no taxes or fees on their advert....still some good deals out there-would take advantage if it was closer to home (edinburgh!)

These are the fine details.......
Booking Period: 12:00pm Wed 23 April 08 - 12:00pm Fri 25 April 08
Travel Period: Wed 07th May 08 - Sat 30th Aug 08
Applicable Days: Tue / Wed / Thu only (subject to availability)
Flight must be purchased: 14 Days in advance
Blackout Period: 29th May '08 - 03rd Jun '08 to/from Ireland
Notes on this fare: All Holidays, School Breaks and Major Sporting Events are excluded from this offer
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#1
Hmm, we shall see just how free these flights are. I bet they'll just rob you on the plane instead.

- I've just checked the conditions and you would need some very flexible travel plans to fit this offer, say if you were unemployed or retired.
#2
They're going to start charging for seatbelts and oxygen from May 1st. Plus if you land in water, it's 50p a go on the 'slide'.
#3
voted hot just got a long weekend flight to brittany to see my dad for a fiver, including 4.99 taxes
#4
Hot, I live in Bristol so am about to take advantage of the free route to Bratislava! Thanks for the heads up!
banned#5
They dont seem to have any flights going from Bournemouth to Bristol when you try to book it. There is no route there at all.
#6
Damn! Beaten to it ;)

I'll post some more details anyway:
[SIZE="4"]Destinations covered by the "free" offer from Bristol:[/SIZE]
[INDENT]Bergerac
Beziers Cap d´Agde
Bratislava (Vienna)
Derry
Dinard
Dublin
Knock
Milan (Orio al Serio)
Pau (Pyrenees)[/INDENT]

[SIZE="4"]Destinations covered by the "free" offer from Bournemouth:[/SIZE]
[INDENT]Dublin
Glasgow (Prestwick)
Marseille Provence MP2
Nantes (Brittany)
Wroclaw[/INDENT]

[SIZE="4"][SIZE="5"]Minimising additional charges[/SIZE][/SIZE]

Travel with hand luggage only, and use the online checkin. This avoids *all* check-in and baggage fees, and gets you into the "Priority boarding" queue for free, which usually translates to a slightly better choice of seat.

REMOVE THE TRAVEL INSURANCE - its hidden in a dropdown that should say "United Kingdom" but is labelled "Select country of residence for travel insurance" - if you need some decent insurance, go find some independently and see if quidco will give you a decent kickback.

Payment:
Visa Electron cards, whilst usually hopeless are the jackpot here.... no charges for using them.
Switch (Maestro) cards are the next preferred, incurring a £1 per person, per flight (as in, a return is 2 flights) charge

Doing this, you should reasonably be able to book flights for £1.01 each way, or £0.01 if you have a visa electron card.

I've just checked availability, and was able to find Bristol -> Milan Orio al Serio under the offer, flying out 22nd of May and returning 29th... that was one day off my randomly selected day for both legs.

Edit: I dont seem to be able to give heat on this, so have rep instead.
#7
BristolDeal
They're going to start charging for seatbelts and oxygen from May 1st. Plus if you land in water, it's 50p a go on the 'slide'.

nice one lol
#8
ianrobertson01;1952111
They dont seem to have any flights going from Bournemouth to Bristol when you try to book it. There is no route there at all.


That's because they don't fly between those places - the flights are to destinations FROM Bristol or Bournemouth, not between the two. :?
#9
Just tried a *free* flight to Dublin from Bournemouth and the tax was almost £200 - free flight until the taxman decides to rob you.
#10
that wasn't a free one: the free flights are labelled "NO TAXES" (ryanair must be swallowing them)
#11
I cant find 1 flight from Bristol that isn't charging taxes, can anyone?
banned#12
BristolDeal
That's because they don't fly between those places - the flights are to destinations FROM Bristol or Bournemouth, not between the two. :?


Oh I see well it should have been made more clearly thenthat was the case.
#13
ianrobertson01;1952290
Oh I see well it should have been made more clearly thenthat was the case.


Ryanair- *Free* Flight giveaway from Bristol and Bournemouth!



How much clearer do you want it? Nowhere does it say Between BRS & BOH
banned#14
emasu
Ryanair- *Free* Flight giveaway from Bristol and Bournemouth!



How much clearer do you want it? Nowhere does it say Between BRS & BOH


There is no need for your rude attitude.
#15
I was not trying to be rude, but i apologise if it came across that way.
#16
I think it's just exasperation at how anyone could actually think this was just for flights between Bristol and Bournemouth. I know that's how I felt when I read your comment. :lol:
#17
sicknote;1952212
Just tried a *free* flight to Dublin from Bournemouth and the tax was almost £200 - free flight until the taxman decides to rob you.

I did find a few date in May and June is 0.01p incl. tax (e.g Bournemouth to Dublin Depart 11/06/08 & return 12/06/08 which is 1p, also from Bournemouth to Wroclaw (Poland) Depart 19/06/08 & return 26/06/08 which is also 1p each way).
Hope this help.
banned#18
BristolDeal
I think it's just exasperation at how anyone could actually think this was just for flights between Bristol and Bournemouth. I know that's how I felt when I read your comment. :lol:



And we dont need your sarcastic commets either. You just mind your own business. It was a mistake okay mate so keep your mouth shut.
#19
Unbelieveable deal!

I just booked a flight from Bristol to Derry on Tuesday 27th May, after taking off the travel insurace the flight is totally free! 0p

HOT!!
#20
ianrobertson01;1952358
And we dont need your sarcastic commets either. You just mind your own business. It was a mistake okay mate so keep your mouth shut.

Ooh, touchy! :w00t:
#21
If you saw an actual advert that doesnt tally with the offer available on Ryanair's website then a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority would be a good idea.

Apparently some of Ryanair's historic misleading/inappropriate adverts were ONLY complained about by competitors or just ONE member of the public ?!?! (Or so it was reported during the recent outbreak of public hostilities between Ryanair and the ASA.)

One can't always leave it to "someone else" to address wrongs, right the world and slay Dragons before breakfast!
#22
After reading Ryanairs side of the story on their recent ASA rebuke, I feel more than a bit sorry for them... Especially seeing as I was one of the people who flew on a Friday (the ASA ruling contended that these weren't available in sufficient quantity, Ryanair said over 10,000 were booked)
#23
ianrobertson01;1952358
And we dont need your sarcastic commets either. You just mind your own business. It was a mistake okay mate so keep your mouth shut.

Its great to see someone with such a mature attitude whereby they have a go at others in an attempt to hide their own blatantly obvious mistake how grown up and advanced of you sir!!!:roll::roll::roll:
#24
ianrobertson01
Oh I see well it should have been made more clearly thenthat was the case.


And I suppose that the initial post (above) was written in a kind manner? I would suggest that its (a) quite clear, (b) IS written clearly, (c) I didnt see a "thanks" from you when people answered your question, and (d) the OP didnt have to post at all if he didnt want to..so be grateful.
#25
Thanks - we have now a week in Marseille, three of us in late May, 6 pence total cost:thumbsup:
#26
I must admit when I read it I though it was Bristol TO bournemouth.
I didn't read the words properly.

I must admit I was wondering why someone would want to fly when it's quicker to drive :oops:
#27
lisyloo

I must admit I was wondering why someone would want to fly when it's quicker to drive :oops:


Not unless it a very very fast car its not........;-)

don't say about check in time etc, beacause that's not flying.......the same as I won't mention traffic jams.:whistling:
#28
thanks booked to go to nantes now to find a hotel
#29
This deal has got to voted hot even if you are not a fan of Ryanair or cannot take advantage of the deal, because the comments have had me rolling around on the floor laughing my head off on what is otherwise a dull day.

LOL
#30
looks like that abusive ianroberts has been suspended, good on you HUKD. anyway, good deal, shame im nowhere near either place!
#31
:( I missed whatever was said
Although I live near Bournemouth I dont plan to use the deal. However, it is a great deal so I left rep and heat :thumbsup:
#32
There are also FREE flights from Belfast City to Liverpool and London Stansted.
Just booked Belfast City - Liverpool 3rd-4th June 08
Total Cost £2.02

£1 each way for debit card fee and 1p flight cost (NO TAXES) each way.
#33
justinw
Thanks - we have now a week in Marseille, three of us in late May, 6 pence total cost:thumbsup:


What week did you find this for out of curiosity??
#34
Great deals! we have just come back from the last Ryanair deal, went from Bristol to Dinard and stayed in St Malo, going to Dublin or Bergerac next, remember to do online check-in free and no queuing, just go to the front as you get free priority passes, they also let you on the plane before everyone else and you can choose which seat you would like. Only thing is we got charged £8 Debit card fee (but the whole lot only came to £8.08!)
#35
Talk about flamebait: I know this is probably going to annoy a hell of a lot of people, so I apologise in advance. But, I think someone needs to chime in with the eco-view on this.

Flying, generally, is one of the worse things you can do in environmental-damage terms. Cheap flights mean that more people will be doing it more often - meaning more damage. Now I know this is 'HotUKDeals' and, in pure deal terms, this is a scorcher (well done OP). But in general terms, this is anything but.

I don't want to get all ranty with you guys. You're a good bunch of people. But as consumers we tread a very fine line with our 'hot deals' and ultimately where we put our money makes a real difference. I know it's all that load of rubbish about 'if we all make small changes, we can make a real difference' and it may seem very tenuous and difficult to relate to how you live your life, but it is very true.

These companies only sell these 'damaging' products because we keep buying them. In this case, it means more planes in the sky sending their carbon directly in to the atmosphere. But this applies to other dirt-cheap items too. For eample, in the case of clothing (which is top in my mind due to the very interesting BBC 3 reality-docu-drama thing 'Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts' programme), paying £5 for a jumper in Primark or similar means more Indian (and other) dudes earning barely the minimum they need to survive.

I look at all these companies employing these people and flying these planes and I've come to the conclusion it's not their fault. The blame lies squarely at our feet for using these services. If we didn't, and chose a more sustainable alternative product, they would have to be replaced by services that did do less damage.

Take, for example, someone like Marks & Spencer. They've got a massive campaign going right now touting their green credentials. But don't think for one moment that the companies who are supporting these so-called 'green initiatives' are doing so because they genuinely care for the environment. They've all just realised the marketing value in looking good and being seen to 'care'.

Even though this is the case, the bottom line is: what the hell. So long as they're making a change. I don't care why they're doing it, just so long as they are doing it.

Companies can, will, and have to change their ways. We can't keep on doing what we're doing - it's just not sustainable. But it is down to us to put our money where our mouth is because it truly, genuinely makes a difference. All I ask is that you good people cast a thought to the wider impact and consequences when you get caught up in the thrill of the next HotUKDeal.

Cheers all. Let the flaming commence ;-)
#36
craigp
Talk about flamebait: I know this is probably going to annoy a hell of a lot of people, so I apologise in advance. But, I think someone needs to chime in with the eco-view on this.

Flying, generally, is one of the worse things you can do in environmental-damage terms. Cheap flights mean that more people will be doing it more often - meaning more damage. Now I know this is 'HotUKDeals' and, in pure deal terms, this is a scorcher (well done OP). But in general terms, this is anything but.

I don't want to get all ranty with you guys. You're a good bunch of people. But as consumers we tread a very fine line with our 'hot deals' and ultimately where we put our money makes a real difference. I know it's all that load of rubbish about 'if we all make small changes, we can make a real difference' and it may seem very tenuous and difficult to relate to how you live your life, but it is very true.

These companies only sell these 'damaging' products because we keep buying them. In this case, it means more planes in the sky sending their carbon directly in to the atmosphere. But this applies to other dirt-cheap items too. For eample, in the case of clothing (which is top in my mind due to the very interesting BBC 3 reality-docu-drama thing 'Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts' programme), paying £5 for a jumper in Primark or similar means more Indian (and other) dudes earning barely the minimum they need to survive.

I look at all these companies employing these people and flying these planes and I've come to the conclusion it's not their fault. The blame lies squarely at our feet for using these services. If we didn't, and chose a more sustainable alternative product, they would have to be replaced by services that did do less damage.

Take, for example, someone like Marks & Spencer. They've got a massive campaign going right now touting their green credentials. But don't think for one moment that the companies who are supporting these so-called 'green initiatives' are doing so because they genuinely care for the environment. They've all just realised the marketing value in looking good and being seen to 'care'.

Even though this is the case, the bottom line is: what the hell. So long as they're making a change. I don't care why they're doing it, just so long as they are doing it.

Companies can, will, and have to change their ways. We can't keep on doing what we're doing - it's just not sustainable. But it is down to us to put our money where our mouth is because it truly, genuinely makes a difference. All I ask is that you good people cast a thought to the wider impact and consequences when you get caught up in the thrill of the next HotUKDeal.

Cheers all. Let the flaming commence ;-)



1) They wont lay on extra flights..it will purely fill up the flights that were already scheduled (so you are only fuelling for your own weight).
2) You should turn off your PC, its damaging the environment
3) I agree, most "eco" companies are in it just for extra profit. It is the new way to make big money, as people are willing to pay extra for "green" goods.
4) Did you know that if we cut our CO2 emissions to our target (I think it is something like 30% by 2020 ?) ..it is offset by the increase in Chinas C02 in a MONTH. :w00t:
#37
smashed
1) They wont lay on extra flights..it will purely fill up the flights that were already scheduled (so you are only fuelling for your own weight).
2) You should turn off your PC, its damaging the environment
3) I agree, most "eco" companies are in it just for extra profit. It is the new way to make big money, as people are willing to pay extra for "green" goods.
4) Did you know that if we cut our CO2 emissions to our target (I think it is something like 30% by 2020 ?) ..it is offset by the increase in Chinas C02 in a MONTH. :w00t:


0) Thank you for not just flaming. Reasoned responses are always the most valuable in a debate.
1) You're right. But they won't keep flying empty planes if all their customers have gone elsewhere.
2) I do. I use a laptop (which is designed to use as little energy as possible) and a desktop that I turn off every night. Energy saving preferences on both machines are set to turn the displays off within minutes of non-use, and automatically sleep the machine within 15 minutes of non-use.
3) Exactly. And, as I said before, I don't care why they're doing it. Just so long as they're doing it. They'll only keep doing it as long as we are willing to pay extra for 'green' goods.
4) Yes. That is a sad fact. But that doesn't mitigate our responsibility.

As I say. I'm not trying to preach - I have no right. I'm just trying to provoke thoughts and discussion.

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