Ryanair set for £8 flights to US

2 Nov

According to the BBC. Ryanair (website here) flies generally not into the airports closest to the listed destination, but to underutilized airports that are a bit more remote. Which means “Toronto”, if it makes the cut, may very well be served by the Niagara Falls International Airport.

A $15 airfare to Europe (+taxes and fees) sounds just about right to me.

6 Responses to “Ryanair set for £8 flights to US”

  1. Chris November 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm #

    Yeah I think I would be basically going to Europe every weekend, yes?

  2. Eric P. November 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    Beware of bargains on brain surgery and, well, trans-atlantic flights, among a few other things. $15 shouldn’t even get you off the runway. If it sounds too good…

  3. Ward November 3, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    I wouldn’t be booking more than about a week in advance, if you get my drift.

  4. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone November 3, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    my experience with EasyJet & RyanAir (in Europe, thus far, obviously) is that on one hand, it’s an incredible savings, but on the other, prepare to deal with a lot. I’m sure the flights from Amsterdam to Belfast & London aren’t totally indicative, but some of the punters on my flight were barely ambulatory, and nearly incontinent to boot. Flying London to Milan we got redirected from one out of the way airport to another, even more out of the way airport (note: it is apparently often quite foggy in N. Italy in January), and coming back, we arrived in Standstead *after* all public transport into London was closed for the night, due to delays. Guess how much a cab from Standstead to London costs? Not Cheap.

    But yeah, $15 flights? You gotta wonder…

  5. mike November 3, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Its too bad the parking lot in Niagara Falls is the size of a Wilson farms lot.


  1. Buffalo Pundit » Blog Archive » Ryanair to Niagara Falls? - January 10, 2009

    […] long ago, it was reported that Ryanair was going to start transatlantic routes, offering fares as low as £8 – about $16. Given the ridiculous taxes and fees you pay to fly […]

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