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Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

Out of interest I checked fares to Prague and London
from Zürich and Vienna

In both cases flights from ZRH were cheaper than flights at the same times from Vienna
even though Vienna is much closer to Prague

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Old 25.07.2011, 00:35
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

yep !!
but flight fares are always weird, in both dimensions time and space, so not so surprising.
Other things I find relatively cheap in CH (compared to some European countries): sheets of paper, public transportation, telecommunications.
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Old 25.07.2011, 00:50
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

That's probably because there is more competition of airlines
flying from Zurich and Basel to London and Prague.

The Zurich to Prague route is served by Czech and Swiss,
Vienna to Prague is only served by Austrian, so there is no
competition.

Yes Vienna is much closer to Prague, but the distance from Zurich
to Stuttgart is even less. It's significantly cheaper to fly from
Vienna to Stuttgart then from Zurich to Stuttgart.

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Out of interest I checked fares to Prague and London
from Zürich and Vienna

In both cases flights from ZRH were cheaper than flights at the same times from Vienna
even though Vienna is much closer to Prague

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Old 25.07.2011, 01:25
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

Folks, you do not seem to fly very often, or at least you do not seem to have to book flights very often because your secretary does it and your company foots the bill.

If you did the same flights again and again, you'd know that fares can jump by 20 %, sometimes even much more, up or down, within an hour, without any obvious reason. Same on-line travel agency, same airline, same date, same plane, same seat, totally different fare.

Tomorrow it can be 20% more expensive or 20% cheaper, you never know. Nobody seems to really know. Speculation on the stock market is child's play compared to booking a cheap flight.
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In both cases flights from ZRH were cheaper than flights at the same times from Vienna
even though Vienna is much closer to Prague
Probably because only stupid idiots would use the plane to get from Vienna to Prague.
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Old 26.07.2011, 00:15
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

I am sure the majority of the people flying on that leg, are people
flying long haul with Austrian, where Prague is their final destination.

Anyways, smart people know the tricks to accumulate millions of
airline miles, and not have to pay for airline travel

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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

Smart people get the train between Vienna and Prague.
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

Train it is. It is often delayed, though, so plan for a delay (and sharing it with drunk backpackers).
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

I'm impressed: bought a litre of Shampoo for under 2 francs at Co-op. Tough to beat anywhere!
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:55
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Nuttin but the best for my hair (and body wash too). It's great being a single student :P
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Prix Guarantee !

Nuttin but the best for my hair (and body wash too). It's great being a single student :P
It's great knowing how to find bargain..
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Nuttin but the best for my hair (and body wash too). It's great being a single student :P
Are you bold now?
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Re: Found something that's cheaper in Zürich!

Flight prices are always weird. Just been looking at flights from London City to Zurich on Swiss International, and Business Flex is £82 cheaper than Economy Flex on the same flight.
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:35
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Is that impressive in Switzerland?
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Who said impressive? Just a fact!
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:47
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Who said impressive? Just a fact!

Well then, yes

(but due to deep interest in non-branded manufactured goods )
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:53
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Do you mean him or the shampoo?
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