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    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 1:59 PM
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    Easyjet - Flight prices changes depending on currency. Is this normal?
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    Easyjet - Flight prices changes depending on currency. Is this normal? 12th Jul 17 at 1:59 PM
    Hi again

    I am looking to book a one way return flight with EJ from Prague to Stansted. I've been keeping an eye on prices, but when doing so I always looked at a return flight so that the prices came up in GBP.

    So - for example - when looking at a RETURN flight with the return being on 13/08, the standard price is £112.99. But when I look at this same date (13/08) as a one way, the price is 3839czk. That translates to £131.

    Does anyone know where the extra £18 comes from?

    Cheers

    Max
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    • Westin
    • By Westin 12th Jul 17, 3:58 PM
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    Easyjet fares include a £15 administration fee. On a round trip that is charged once. If booking two one-ways you would be charged twice. The fee is however within the displayed fares.

    "Standard Fare information
    All our standard flight prices are shown for one adult travelling, one way and include all taxes, fees (including our £15 administration fee) and charges. A fee may apply for paying by credit card, which is shown when you select “pay by credit card” as an option. Hold luggage is not included and can be added for an additional fee. "
    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
    Thanks Westin.

    That certainly covers some of the discrepancy... But by my calculator it should result in an increase of £7.50, not £18. So does anyone have any idea why the additional money?

    Cheers
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 4:32 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:32 PM
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    If you book STN-PRG-STN on their uk website you'll be quoted GBP prices.

    If you book PRG-STN on their uk website it's the GBP price converted to CZK.

    If you book PRG-STN-PRG on their czk website you'll be quoted CZK prices.

    If you book STN-PRG on their czech website it's the CZK price converted to GBP.

    easyJet operate a basket of flights so you can go to their different country websites, after clearing cookies, and get the flights you want by adding and deleting flights as appropriate.

    You need to know which currencies are weaker than GBP if you want to take advantage of this.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:37 PM
    Thank richardw, I see what you're saying, but unless they are making up their own conversion rates I don't see how it can account for a £18 difference if all that is at stake is the conversion (and the fee aspect as pointed out by Westin).

    Or perhaps I'm missing understanding something?!

    How do I get to the Czech EJ website? Could anyone provide a link please?

    Cheers
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 4:44 PM
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    easyJet.cz is my guess.

    Double check all prices and exchange rates before booking and any card charges for different currencies.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 5:19 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 5:19 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 5:19 PM
    Yeah, I tried .cz but with no success.

    There are no card charges for the Flexi Fares. So still stumped as t why there's such a large difference.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 12th Jul 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 7:41 PM
    If you book STN - PRG - STN the included EZY admin fee is £15.

    If you book STN - PRG then separately PRG - STN you pay 2 x £15 admin fees.

    These are costed in to the price but might be why a single fare appears higher than the same flight segment in a round trip.

    The other £3 could be a mix of the extra payment fee and FX on 2 x one ways.
    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:07 PM
    Thanks for the reply Westin.

    If you book STN - PRG then separately PRG - STN you pay 2 x £15 admin fees.
    Originally posted by Westin
    But I never did that. When I look at the one way, I look at one way only.

    So, to my mind:

    - STN - PRG - STN includes the admin fee of £15. So that makes it an admin fee of £7.50 per flight, seeing as there are two.

    - PRG - STN ONLY (which is the other price I have been looking at and questioning) includes an admin fee of £15. As it is a single flight, that means the admin fee is £15 for that flight alone...

    ...as opposed to £7.50 for the flight alone in the first example when the fee was divided by two.

    = Which would mean there should be a difference of £7.50 with regard the admin fee. And fair enough there might be a bit more for an unfavourable rate, etc. But a difference of £18 is still baffling me a bit.

    Apologies if I am missing something obvious but I'm struggling to see it any other way...
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 12th Jul 17, 8:11 PM
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    If I am traveling overseas I always check the prices on the outward country's web pages. They can be a bit cheaper. For some reason .co.uk sites charge more.
    • Seagull27
    • By Seagull27 12th Jul 17, 9:49 PM
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    Thanks comeandgo, but I can't see how to get to Easyjet.cz (or whatever the Easyjet Czech website would be). If anyone know or has a link so that I can try, that would be most helpful.

    Ta
    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 13th Jul 17, 4:29 AM
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    Thanks comeandgo, but I can't see how to get to Easyjet.cz (or whatever the Easyjet Czech website would be). If anyone know or has a link so that I can try, that would be most helpful.
    Originally posted by Seagull27
    https://www.easyjet.com/cs

    However, there are often opportunities to use easyJet's exchange rates to your advantage, without changing to the other country site.

    Put in a PRG-STN flight at a random date before you want to fly. This will start the pricing off in CZK. Add in your STN-PRG and PRG-STN legs, then delete the first random leg. The currency will remain in CZK and you can compare it to the price in GBP you would get using the "normal" method.
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 13th Jul 17, 9:09 AM
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    Put in a PRG-STN flight at a random date before you want to fly. This will start the pricing off in CZK. Add in your STN-PRG and PRG-STN legs, then delete the first random leg. The currency will remain in CZK and you can compare it to the price in GBP you would get using the "normal" method.
    Originally posted by fifeken
    I had the same idea but alas, when you remove the first flight, the flight from PRG jumps back up in price. I checked a couple of routes and there's a premium added if you book a one-way flight starting in a non-UK country (as opposed to that flight being part of an itinerary starting in the UK). It is not explained by the admin fee alone.
    • antenna
    • By antenna 13th Jul 17, 11:40 AM
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    One flight includes £15 booking fee,2 fights booked together include a £15 booking fee........so removing one increases the cost of the one remaining flight by £7.50
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 13th Jul 17, 9:38 PM
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    One flight includes £15 booking fee,2 fights booked together include a £15 booking fee........so removing one increases the cost of the one remaining flight by £7.50
    Originally posted by antenna
    But the increase is much more than £7.50 in the cases I mentioned above. Again, the price difference is not covered by the admin fee.
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