Farewatch

Aer Lingus joins battle with easyJet and Monarch on Gatwick-Faro

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFarewatch returns with a look at a popular UK leisure route. Our analysis reveals which of the LCCs is cheapest and how much more expensive BA is? But how much are the hidden charges and how do airlines revenue manage Bank Holidays?

Jetstar, Tiger and Virgin Blue helping to stimulate Melbourne – Gold Coast market to new level

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchWe looked at this route last December when Tiger had just entered the market and now we look at fares by departure time for three different departure days. What patterns emerge? Is anyone consistently cheaper than the others?

Ryanair’s new Birmingham routes offer broad range of fares

Ryanair’s new Birmingham routes offer broad range of faresOur analysis of available one-way fares from BHX on Ryanair’s new flights reveals a wide variety of fares, even allowing for sector distance differences. Where are the best bargains and where is selling well? And how much does Ryanair charge for ‘basics’ like check-in and baggage these days?


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airportFor two years Cincinnati has topped the US DOT’s analysis of air fares at US airports. Delta’s experiment with Simplifares back in 2005 helped, but last year average fares were over 80% higher than the national average. Yet airport charges are below the national average.

Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it out

Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it outAmazingly there are three LCCs competing head-to-head on this route connecting two secondary airports. Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air each operate between four and six weekly flights. Who is cheapest for flights booked now for travel in the next fortnight? What happens on days when all three carriers operate? We reveal all!

New Heathrow to US carriers – Competition keeps New York fares in check

New Heathrow to US carriers - Competition keeps New York fares in checkWith four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?


Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presence

Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presenceSouthwest may have been born in Texas and be dominant at several of the state’s smaller airports but what are fares like at the two largest airports in the state, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Bush? What according to the US DOT have been the fare premiums at the airports during the first three quarters of 2007?

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routes

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routesThis week we look at the four busiest routes from Riga Airport – Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm. AirBaltic competes against either easyJet or Ryanair on each of these routes though often to different airports. Can AirBaltic match the two leading European LCCs? Does Easter have an impact on fares?

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from Luton

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from LutonBeing an off-peak month there are plenty of cheap flights to be had with easyJet in February, even if booked at relatively short notice. Which markets are currently the most expensive and where are there bargains to be had? How much of a factor is sector length and what impact is Wizz Air having on some routes?


Austrian v SkyEurope at Vienna – SkyEurope undercuts Austrian by over 50%

FarewatchSkyEurope has rapidly established itself as the second biggest carrier at Vienna airport. It competes with Austrian on nearly every destination it serves. Does Austrian’s pricing vary significantly on routes where it does not face competition from SkyEurope? We investigate!

Southwest’s $101 average fare from Love Field

farewatch.gifUsing US DOT data we look to see what Southwest’s average one-way fare has been over a 12-month period on each of the 15 routes it operates from Dallas Love Field. We then plot the results against sector length to see which routes are relatively the most expensive and which are the best value for money.

Doncaster/Sheffield: Cheap flights to Ireland, Poland and Spain from UK’s newest airport

Doncaster/Sheffield: Cheap flights to Ireland, Poland and Spain from UK’s newest airportFlybe, Ryanair and Wizz Air have joined Thomsonfly in offering scheduled services from Robin Hood Airport. Which are the cheapest destinations for a quick trip away in early February? How do Ryanair and Thomsonfly compare on flights to Alicante? How different are fares to Dublin (with Ryanair) and Belfast (with Flybe)?