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Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

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I am looking to book flights from Zurich to Dublin departing 28th Nov and return 2nd December (2012). Having looked with Aer Lingus the website quoted me a price of CHF 803 !

I know Zurich Airport is expensive but this seems to take the biscuit...

Has anyone experience of flying to Dublin at this time of year - is it normally this expensive?
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Old 20.02.2012, 17:03
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Re: Zuich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

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I am looking to book flights from Zurich to Dublin departing 28th Nov and return 2nd December (2012). Having looked with Aer Lingus the website quoted me a price of CHF 803 !

I know Zurich Airport is expensive but this seems to take the biscuit...

Has anyone experience of flying to Dublin at this time of year - is it normally this expensive?
I wouldn't book this far out. And I wouldn't trust Aer Lingus with my money for that long.
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Re: Zuich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

try returning on monday, that will knock the price down i suspect
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Re: Zuich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

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I am looking to book flights from Zurich to Dublin departing 28th Nov and return 2nd December (2012). Having looked with Aer Lingus the website quoted me a price of CHF 803 !

I know Zurich Airport is expensive but this seems to take the biscuit...

Has anyone experience of flying to Dublin at this time of year - is it normally this expensive?
313 CHF with SWISS for same dates/route. I would not be surprised if it got cheaper over time.

It's often more expensive to book so far ahead - often the cheapest point to book is around 3-4 months before the outward leg.

Last year I booked some flights 4 months in advance, then watched as the price steadily dropped over the next month to half what I'd paid, due to various promotional deals.
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Re: Zuich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

CHF 303 with Swiss (non stop) for your dates

http://www.kayak.com/#/flights/ZRH-D...-28/2012-12-02
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try returning on monday, that will knock the price down i suspect
The Monday flight is CHF 385 instead of Sunday's CHF 399 !
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Re: Zuich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

Maybe it is not the airport, but the airline ?
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

Thanks - due to my holiday restrictions, was looking for an evening flight so I haven't booked the Swiss flights.

Will hang on a while to see if the Aer Lingus flights become cheaper.

I assume there are no other airlines serving this route directly from Zurich or even Basel?
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

Geneva might be another option.
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

It seems it is all just a timing issue:
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

Hopefully, it will be a substantial reduction in the fares for you. For shocking you, you ought to be given a special Promo code too
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

Dublin is my hometown but I wouldn't give Aer Lingus 800chuffs to take me home you can go economy to the states for that kind of money.
They always have sales on closer to the time I can't think of anytime in my life where I've booked a flight 9 months out.
Just hold on and you'll have it for a song <250CHF With a bag and all fees!
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

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I am looking to book flights from Zurich to Dublin departing 28th Nov and return 2nd December (2012). Having looked with Aer Lingus the website quoted me a price of CHF 803 !

I know Zurich Airport is expensive but this seems to take the biscuit...

Has anyone experience of flying to Dublin at this time of year - is it normally this expensive?
How are you looking? I always use skyscanner.net and it will show you all flights between any two points/countries. You can specify times of day, flexibility etc. I'm sure there are others but this one works well.
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

The story does have a happy ending...

The prices have shot right down to around CHF 150-200 for the return flight

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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

You could always drive down to Bergamo and take Ryanair to Dublin. Don't forget your sandwiches, flask and toilet tissue.
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

I think you need to play with dates. I recently booked a weekend flight Zurich - Dublin with Aerlingus for 182.64CHF including one checked bag.
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You could always drive down to Bergamo and take Ryanair to Dublin. Don't forget your sandwiches, flask and toilet tissue.
From Zurich, flying from Memmingen (or "Munich West" in Ryanair speak) might be more convenient.
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Re: Zurich to Dublin with Aer Lingus: shocking price!

It's too far out. Wait until August or September and take another look at the prices then.
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