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While searching a well known budget airline (lets call it bee-mmm-eye newborn child)

I found the following con
book a flight for one person it cost £50
book same flight for more than one person its £60 each, a £10 premium, for booking at the same time what a con!

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  • Lorian
    Lorian Posts: 5,718 Forumite
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    big_ste wrote:
    While searching a well known budget airline (lets call it bee-mmm-eye newborn child)

    I found the following con
    book a flight for one person it cost £50
    book same flight for more than one person its £60 each, a £10 premium, for booking at the same time what a con!

    Lots of them do this, it means there is only one seat left at £50 and the next one is £60. Book em one at a time then you should get one at each price, as long s the second one is still there ;-)

    Prices go up as the number of seats remaining go down.
  • richardw
    richardw Posts: 19,458 Forumite
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    Always clear the cookies from your internet browser and search for one adult when doing initial enquiries.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • big_ste
    big_ste Posts: 82 Forumite
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    i'll try that tip thanks, but it is on every flight no matter how far in advance you book it.
    Will try others to see if its a common con. Its nothing to do with seat availability as its the same on every flight i've tried.
  • pin
    pin Posts: 4,265 Forumite
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    Looks as though you may have to try and book the flights seperatly in two different bookings.

    BTW I think this is a common occerance with most airline bookings.
    "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" - Mahatma Gandhi
  • LesD
    LesD Posts: 2,111 Forumite
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    big_ste wrote:
    i'll try that tip thanks, but it is on every flight no matter how far in advance you book it.

    Not true! Try 24 to 27 Feb BHX-ALC.
  • hammy_the_hammer
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    i've just looked at man to palma in june and 1st flight i looked at there's no difference like les d said. 2 people travel for twice the price of a single. i know as has been said before that so many seats are allocated at a certain price...once you go into the next price band all seats are charged at the higher price (that's my understanding and how i've found it with easyjet ) all you can do is book them 1 at a time if you're bothered
  • MrSmartprice
    MrSmartprice Posts: 17,625 Forumite
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    ThomsonFly ran this tactic a few months ago when selling their 1p flights. You could book one at 1p, but if you wanted 2 they were both £19.99.

    We simply booked a 1p one and then a £19.99 one, so got two for £20 to Barcelona. They were also getting their money back by having all the return flights at about £50+. We decided to book one way and wait for the return flights to come down in price. Got our returns a couple of weeks ago for £20 each too!

    It's all about tactics, I suppose. Some people would be afraid to leave the return flights off the booking, but it certainly paid off for us.
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