Tip: Ryanair will have penny flights going online at 14:00
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Tip: Ryanair will have penny flights going online at 14:00

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Found 11th Mar 2009
After digging through some of Ryanair's news, I've just found that they'll be releasing some penny flights at 14:00 today. Apparently there'll be 1000 seats available for every 10m Euros that aer lingus loses, as announced in their annual reports today. Given that Reuters say that they've lost 107m Euros, there should be 100,000 seats up for grabs.

As ever, to find the free flights you need to check ryanair's homepage to see what routes are available from your chosen airport, click the route your interested in to find what dates the free flights are available between and then search for flights that say "NO TAXES" next to them.

To avoid extra charges make sure you elect to take only hand luggage, deselect priority boarding, deselect the travel insurance and pay either by a visa electron card, post office travel card or via Entropay.

For those of you who've seen the news stories this morning about Ryanair planning on starting to charge for web checkin, this will only apply to those using web checkin and dropping off bags at the airport initially (they're going to start allowing that, and to allow non EU citizens to use it) and when it does get rolled out to everyone it still wont apply to "promotional fares" (the ones we all like to use, likely to avoid the wrath of the ASA)

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Cheers for the heads up. No doubt the site will be a nightmare, but will give it a go!

ryanair.com/sit…309

,000 Free Flights for Every €1M in A' Lingus Losses
FOR EVERY €1 MILLION OF AFTER TAX LOSSES ANNOUNCED BY AER LINGUS NEXT WEEK

Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline, today (6 Mar) announced that it would give away 1,000 free seats for every €1m of after tax losses announced by Aer Lingus in its full year results on Wednesday 11th March next. Ryanair believes that Aer Lingus will announce an after tax loss of between €100m to €150m, which will see Ryanair release between 100,000 to 150,000 free seats for travel during the last week of March (Mon 23 - Fri 27) on its 105 routes to/from Dublin and Shannon airports. Ryanair said it was taking this initiative to highlight the extent to which Aer Lingus misled its shareholders and the markets in its 22 Dec’08 Defence Document – published less than 10 weeks ago – in which Aer Lingus Chairman, Colm Barrington claimed:

it's quite confusing, as at the end of the message it has this:

Ryanair’s offer of 1,000 free seats for every million euro of after tax l … Ryanair’s offer of 1,000 free seats for every million euro of after tax losses announced by Aer Lingus on Wednesday 11th March next will be released on Ryanair’s website [url]www.ryanair.com[/url] at 1400hrs on Wednesday 11th March next.

"Aer Lingus has reported an after-tax loss of almost €108m for last year." - Printed this morning in the Irish press.

I would check the site now....There are some no tax deals going on for ireland, etc.....

Only two airports? Wouldnt call it that hot!

which will see Ryanair release between 100,000 to 150,000 free seats for … which will see Ryanair release between 100,000 to 150,000 free seats for travel during the last week of March (Mon 23 - Fri 27) on its 105 routes to/from Dublin and Shannon airports

jazzy639;4609724

Only two airports? Wouldnt call it that hot!



agreed especially since i dont live in ireland

Banned

Dublin to Shannon?, is that it?, must be something for St Patrick's Day.

1p for the flight, £20 taxes, £10 for your suitcase, £1 for a 'number 1' and £2 for a 'number 2' whilst on board, £5 for the oxygen should there be an emergency, and a smashed suitcase waiting for you when you arrive.

Thanks for the heads up, but no thanks

I have that week booked off work. I'll have a look at it, cheers.

bargainsgalore;4610126

Dublin to Shannon?, is that it?, must be something for St Patrick's … Dublin to Shannon?, is that it?, must be something for St Patrick's Day.1p for the flight, £20 taxes, £10 for your suitcase, £1 for a 'number 1' and £2 for a 'number 2' whilst on board, £5 for the oxygen should there be an emergency, and a smashed suitcase waiting for you when you arrive.Thanks for the heads up, but no thanks



classic anti ryanair tool

You get what you pay for... and if you can navigate a website and deselect a couple of tick boxes and take the 10 mins it takes to apply for a visa electron card with halifax. The flights cost 2p.

I for one always take advantage of these offers. Bought 5 rtn flights for 2 people for 20p last time, need I say anymore...

Why do people always come and complain about taxes? Ryanair have been doing the 1p flights for years now, everyone knows that to get the 1p flight you must go on certain dates. So why do people complain in EVERY ryanair thread. Is it because they simply don't understand that you must go on certain dates?

And as for the charging for use of the toilet, it's just a marketing technique. Sounds odd I know. It's just to get their names in the papers. They will never charge for the use of the toilet, it won't happen.
Same thing for the £10 flights to America, its marketing, they will never actually do it.

Ryanair own 29% of aer lingus. dont know why they would want to highlight its losses

cha99jab;4610209

classic anti ryanair toolYou get what you pay for... and if you can … classic anti ryanair toolYou get what you pay for... and if you can navigate a website and deselect a couple of tick boxes and take the 10 mins it takes to apply for a visa electron card with halifax. The flights cost 2p.I for one always take advantage of these offers. Bought 5 rtn flights for 2 people for 20p last time, need I say anymore...



How did you get the rtn flight for 1p? When I look at a rtn flight to dublin, the outbound journey is 1p, but the inbound journey is about £9

666FU;4610262

Ryanair own 29% of aer lingus. dont know why they would want to highlight … Ryanair own 29% of aer lingus. dont know why they would want to highlight its losses



So the shares go down and they can buy even more and take over

avoid them and their hitty tactics

Could work out ok if you don't mind going to Ireland or somewhere else via an Irish airport. It's all a bit of a song and dance, though. Especially when you need to use an Electron card and listen to their bloody theme song on the plane.

Anyway, have some heat for the tip. That song, though. I wish there was a £5 option to opt out!

bargainsgalore;4610126

Dublin to Shannon?, is that it?, must be something for St Patrick's … Dublin to Shannon?, is that it?, must be something for St Patrick's Day.1p for the flight, £20 taxes, £10 for your suitcase, £1 for a 'number 1' and £2 for a 'number 2' whilst on board, £5 for the oxygen should there be an emergency, and a smashed suitcase waiting for you when you arrive.Thanks for the heads up, but no thanks



goddamnit there are no taxes

Banned

Because it's not a 1p flight that's why, like when you buy a mobile phone it's not 'free' like they say

it IS 1p flight tho

M1LFHunter;4610278

So the shares go down and they can buy even more and take over



Good point:thumbsup:

bargainsgalore;4610342

Because it's not a 1p flight that's why, like when you buy a mobile phone … Because it's not a 1p flight that's why, like when you buy a mobile phone it's not 'free' like they say



How isn't it a 1p flight, if you pay 1p for the flight, no tax,check in online with carry on baggage and pay with an electron card??

Maybe there is something I've missed. If there is I hope my bank don't find out as they've only taken 1p from my account on the numerous times I've taken advantage of this type of offer.

And on my last mobile contract I ended up £160 better off than I would have done without taking the contract out - which in my eyes is even better than free. Come on, if you're going to troll you'll have to try harder than this.

Apparently there'll be 1000 seats available for every 10m Euros that aer … Apparently there'll be 1000 seats available for every 10m Euros that aer lingus loses, as announced in their annual reports today. Given that Reuters say that they've lost 107m Euros, there should be 100,000 seats up for grabs.



107/10 = 10.7
10.7 x 1000 = 10,700 seats.

Where did you get 100,000 from?

Even at this price, if you need to take hold baggage and dont have the right electron payment card, it usually easier to go via EasyJet.

Also EasyJet is a nicer travel experience and they dont make you jump through blazing hoops to get the headline prices.

You can always tell that Ryanair treat their staff like their passengers - which makes the flight and boarding experience all the more nasty / budget. Ive friends that fly as pilots and the industry word off mouth is that RyanAir is an awful company to work for....

Avoid even at this special rate ...

FWIW, I used to love RyanScare (and their prices), but now dont want to spend my money with a company who act like a 2nd hand car dealer by making the purchasing expeirence PAINFUL!

its a con they do it for a penny then charge an absurd amount in admin and tax charges making it more expensive than another company

stuntman9883;4610713

its a con they do it for a penny then charge an absurd amount in admin … its a con they do it for a penny then charge an absurd amount in admin and tax charges making it more expensive than another company



Go on then ... give us an example.

I'll sit here watching the watching the tumbleweed while you disappear up your own backside :w00t:

Thank you for the heads up - voted hot.

Not really amazed by the 'Little Britons' sounding off, it just shows the calibre of the inhabitants of the UK; unable to grasp a simple concept without going off on pet prejuidices.

I have had 1p fares in the past from Ryanair - showed up as £0.02 on my credit card statement for return flights. I didn't take a large suitcase, I did use a Visa Electron, I didn't buy their insurance, I didn't resreve a special seat oh and I didn't buy their lottery tickets 'for charity' & nicey>

Get a grip folks - someone posts a deal to help and gets slagged off for soemthing they never posted.

Rant over.

OK... so is this deal running? Now 2:07... and no sign on the website!
Where is the original new article?

My Mrs. just said the same thing. No deals. There are free ones, and £10 ones, but no 1p ones.

I think it's just the Ireland flights that are 1p/free.

They've had Ireland flights for 1p since lunchtime....maybe that's it

Yes found a few dates at 1p each way including tax.

Hi - I've just had a look for flights from Durham to Dublin - Plenty of dates at the 1p rate... no taxes and no fees. Have flown with these guys several times - It's a bit like getting on a bus rather than a plane but they get you from A to B and always at the best prices... I've never paid taxes or fees, always take hand luggage and pay by the right card so I have had 1p flights and £10 flights. If you're prepared to play the game you have to admit it's a fantastic deal! Voted HOT HOT HOT x

I found the 1p ones in March and April x

The only 1p ones I can find are from Stansted to Zwiebrucken in Germany but they are available right up until the end of June - Hope this may help someone!

Just checked a 'To Dublin', which stated it was free, then when you check it out, it's actually 1p with a rtn flight of about £9 how's that free? I know 1p isn't much more than 'free' but when something is free, I envisage you don't have to pay for it????

M1LFHunter;4610990

Just checked a 'To Dublin', which stated it was free, then when you check … Just checked a 'To Dublin', which stated it was free, then when you check it out, it's actually 1p with a rtn flight of about £9 how's that free? I know 1p isn't much more than 'free' but when something is free, I envisage you don't have to pay for it????



Selected dates have free tax. Normally mid week. Remember the 1p flights are only between 23rd march and 2nd april.

I have used FR many times in the last 10 months,, (18 flights) and never paid more than £10.00 per flight.

Rick

Just got back from a lovely 5 day break in Bergamo / Italy thanks to RyanAir's cheap flight (£22 total for the both of us). We paid £1.00 each going out and £10 each coming back....NO TAXES, NO INSURANCE (from RyanAir), NO PRIORITY SEATING, NO CHECKED IN LUGGAGE and paid for it by Visa Electron. On-line check-in was a doddle and not having to check-in at the airport was a breath of fresh air. We stayed with relatives and lived very comfortably from our 10kg hand luggage.
EASY PEASY !!!!!!!
Now please can everyone stop trying to convince the stubborn, ignorant ones that these deals exist because I want them all to myself. If they don't get it, and don't want to put in the effort, and are not willing to learn then TOUGH !!! More for everyone else. :thumbsup:

GAVINLEWISHUKD;4611023

Selected dates have free tax. Normally mid week. Remember the 1p flights … Selected dates have free tax. Normally mid week. Remember the 1p flights are only between 23rd march and 2nd april.



Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I see it's the TAXES that are free, the fares are 1p

M1LFHunter;4611102

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I see it's the TAXES that are free, the fares are 1p



You want to go to dublin from where?

he6rt6gr6m;4610927

No deals. There are free ones, but no 1p ones.




Bar-stewards!! How dare they offer free flights BUT NOT 1p flights, I'd write to my MP if I was you! :oops:

GAVINLEWISHUKD;4611129

You want to go to dublin from where?



East mids or Manchestoooooor
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