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Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

I plan to go to London today (or interesting European destinations which link to London), and found an EasyJet ticket for £152 (225Fr), I cant really find anything cheaper by other means of transport. I dont mind about time, I could take the train even if it takes more hours, but I didn't find a cheaper ticket on trains either.
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Old 19.10.2012, 13:58
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket ?

Skyscanner.net

I use it on my phone and i think its great. Pick an airport to fly from .... then click "Any where" as destination

Itl show all flights starting form the cheapest
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

I wonder if it is possible to go to airport before the flight and if a passenger doesn't show up, they would sell their place as a last minute ticket or something..
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Old 06.02.2015, 03:17
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

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I wonder if it is possible to go to airport before the flight and if a passenger doesn't show up, they would sell their place as a last minute ticket or something..
They won't know someone has not shown up....... On line check in !
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Old 06.02.2015, 08:35
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

EasyJet is very expensive during the ski season.

Your travel agent might find you a last minute ticket on another airline, or,

International bus travel,

http://www.eurolines.ch/

Geneva -> Paris -> London

Bâle -> Bruxelles -> London
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

I found Geneva to Brussels was cheapest with Brussels airlines rather than easy jet ,you could try that and then a Eurostar to London ?
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Old 06.02.2015, 11:25
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

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I found Geneva to Brussels was cheapest with Brussels airlines rather than easy jet ,you could try that and then a Eurostar to London ?
My OH found the same thing when he was doing the weekly commute to Brussels. Easyjet was rarely cheaper.
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Old 06.02.2015, 11:36
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

Check BA to LHR, Swiss to LCY and Easyjet to LGW & LTN.

If you're desperate, there's Ryanair to somewhere like Southend.
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Old 06.02.2015, 11:45
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

Try different Swiss airports. I've noticed there are often huge price discrepancies, even for the same airline and destination. Also try non Swiss airports close to the border such as Baden Baden, Strasbourg etc.

If you have time to travel, also look at flights to non-London airports and consider coach or train travel within UK.

Also consider the new low-cost coach services in Germany. Possibly a coach + flight from a German airport combination may work out cheaper than flying from a Swiss airport.
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

I'll second the Skyscanner app. I find i use that and AirBnB whenever I travel. Will look at the alternative airports in future though too!
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

Skyscanner's price list is not reliable. Right now, when I chose a flight and continue to buy, it says the price is now 90 chf higher. Or worse that page doesn't exist anymore. But when I refresh the search, it still lists those options. They are not really helpful. Cheaptickets.ch is another option. At least they don't list false options.
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

If you're in a canoe, without a paddle, then try kayak.
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

you could maybe get there cheaper by bus. but it will take longer.

one option if you have the points is that BA has reward flights which cost £35 return plus 9000 avios. and there are different ways to collect these points. i think signing up for the BA gold credit card will give you 10'000.
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

check out Ryanair new road BSL - STN.

For example return : BSL - STN 10/02 / STN - BSL 21/02 ***32 CH***

Travelling often with my boy : always using Kayak.de, .ch, .uk.

Hope it helps!
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

I have just found out Google flight search is now available in Europe. It is sooooo fast and good. Best of all I think. https://www.google.ch/flights
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

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I wonder if it is possible to go to airport before the flight and if a passenger doesn't show up, they would sell their place as a last minute ticket or something..
Late booking are usually more expensive, as that is where airlines make their money for business travelers or private people attending funerals or the like.

You are usually better to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Look for flights times not popular with business travelers.

If a flight is under booked, then check what others have suggested to look.

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They won't know someone has not shown up....... On line check in !
For the no-shows at the gate, as there is a time-limit one has to be at the gate, they could be taken by airline staff who would get a seat at special rate without hold luggage, strictly on a standby basis.
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Old 06.02.2015, 16:56
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Re: Is any other ticket cheaper than a last minute EasyJet ticket to UK ?

And be careful of the train/ bus fares you need to fork out if you are not too close to civilisation. They add up quite quickly and can make your journey more expensive and less convenient. Bon voyage
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I have just found out Google flight search is now available in Europe. It is sooooo fast and good. Best of all I think. https://www.google.ch/flights
Sorry, I have to disagree... searching for flights from Switzerland to Dublin, in June / July

cheapest offered direct return flight is CHF 215 by Aer Lingus

https://www.google.ch/flights/#searc...0;r=2015-07-14

but Ryan Air flies on the same dates from Basel to Dublin direct for CHF 117

so I not think that is at all good!

KYAK is cheaper at CHF 182, but still no mention of Ryan Air for CHF 117

I wonder why? Maybe Ryan Air pays no commission to the scanners?

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