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Had a Q about EasyJet and didn't see any threads on it, so besides for starting one for it, I figured there might as well be a thread to discuss all these cheap intra-European airlines. (Yes, there is an old thread on Ryanair with 1 page, don't kill me for it.)

Do prices on EasyJet generally get cheaper as time gets closer to the departure date?

Right now the 2 flights I want, VCE-NCE and NCE-FCO, are $75 and $79. Should I take a chance that the price will go down? (I see the same flights for much cheaper on different days than what I need. Does that mean they have random sale dates and my dates may become cheaper at some point?)

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 01:07:43 PM »
From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 02:34:05 PM »
From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.
Aha, so maybe I should jump on these prices now then.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 02:42:54 PM »
Jetairfly sometimes lowers price 3 days prior to departure

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 02:43:21 PM »

From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.
+1
IME Easyjet & Ryanair prices just go one way. Upwards

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 03:49:53 PM »
Jetairfly sometimes lowers price 3 days prior to departure

Ah, too bad they don't have these routes for when I need them.
+1
IME Easyjet & Ryanair prices just go one way. Upwards


Thanks, think I'll just go for it now.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 03:56:54 PM »
Trick for getting cheaper tickets on easy jet: search a flight starting in UK (i. e. LGW-ORY) the add the flight (or flights) u really want then delete the flight starting from UK. Usually u can save a few bucks like this obviously provided ur not flying starting in UK anyway. The prices will be in GBP.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 07:06:01 PM »
I just booked a flight on wizzair (hope it works out) I waited around a little and prices jumped

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 11:33:52 PM »
I just booked a flight on wizzair (hope it works out) I waited around a little and prices jumped
Did they jump up or down??

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 11:40:09 PM »
Trick for getting cheaper tickets on easy jet: search a flight starting in UK (i. e. LGW-ORY) the add the flight (or flights) u really want then delete the flight starting from UK. Usually u can save a few bucks like this obviously provided ur not flying starting in UK anyway. The prices will be in GBP.
Tried this just now, and the price was actually $2 higher than when I tried just putting in the flight I wanted.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 09:29:51 AM »
Anyone know how the currency exchange works? Prices show up in Euros and my 2 flights come out together to 200 euros, which according to Google is $275 USD, but when I toggle the currency on EasyJet to USD, it says the total is $285... any ideas?

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 09:37:22 AM »
Anyone know how the currency exchange works? Prices show up in Euros and my 2 flights come out together to 200 euros, which according to Google is $275 USD, but when I toggle the currency on EasyJet to USD, it says the total is $285... any ideas?
They aren't giving you the best exchange rate?!...

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 09:40:56 AM »
They aren't giving you the best exchange rate?!...
Yeah... lol.

Do you think if I leave it in euros, it will charge my CC in euros and then Chase will give me the best exchange rate?

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 09:45:34 AM »
Do you think if I leave it in euros, it will charge my CC in euros and then Chase will give me the best exchange rate?
I would say they definitely won't charge you more. If it's a card without forex fees go for it.

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Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 09:57:01 AM »
I would say they definitely won't charge you more. If it's a card without forex fees go for it.
Okay.

Next Q: Anyone have experience with their carry-on policy? If my bag doesn't exactly fit their dimensions by an inch or two, are they going to charge me to check it?