Want to Fly for $7? Get Yourself to Europe and You Can
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European low-cost carrier Ryanair has had a rough couple of weeks, creating problems for thousands of passengers when it canceled more than 2,300 flights. Now, the carrier is trying to make amends by offering deeply discounted flights — some as little as £5 (~$6.75) one-way.
To try and make up for the cancellations, which were caused by a pilot shortage and lack of planning around pilot vacations, the carrier is holding a One Million Seats sale with slashed fares. Ryanair is advertising fares as low as €9.99, however we’re finding lower fares on select routes. You’ll find the reduced fares for travel between October 2017 and February 2018.
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) September 24, 2017
For example, you can fly from London’s Stansted Airport (STN) to Grenoble, France (GNB) for £4.99 in October.
Prices as part of this sale average around £9.79 for many routes, which is a steal if you’re able to take advantage. (And, of course, assuming a pilot shows up and your flight doesn’t get canceled.) For example, this flight between Dublin (DUB) and Paris Beauvais (BVA) in October:
… or from Cologne (CGN) to Barcelona (BCN) for €9.99 in November:
It appears Ryanair is trying to make good with is customers and attempting to make flyers give the carrier another chance. Since the announcement that Ryanair would be cancelling flights en masse over the course of several weeks, CEO Michael O’Leary has faced backlash. Although he appeared apologetic toward customers, travelers were still understandably frustrated with their travel plans being nixed because of a lack of planning on the part of Ryanair.
If you are or plan to be in Europe and willing to give Ryanair a try, this could very well be worth looking into. It’s not often that you’ll find one-way fares for less than $7, so book now before they’re gone. Keep in mind that although you won’t be paying much for the ticket, the carrier’s fee-heavy policies are still around.
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