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Does Anyone Know What's Happening After 1st October

Old May 6, 23, 8:49 am
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Does Anyone Know What's Happening After 1st October

Does anyone know what's happening in October? Yes the AerSpace cheap fares have disappeared but looking art some fares, mid term break for schools in particular, they are off the charts. More than Ä400 return for a saver fare to almost all Italian destinations. I've never seen the like and I head away that week every year. And when you dummy book the planes are almost empty based ion the seat chart. They hardly expect to sell at these prices?

I'm actually beginning to worry that the fares won't come down at all and I should book something.

Any inside track? Is the restructuring completed?
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Old May 7, 23, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by alserire
Does anyone know what's happening in October? Yes the AerSpace cheap fares have disappeared but looking art some fares, mid term break for schools in particular, they are off the charts. More than Ä400 return for a saver fare to almost all Italian destinations. I've never seen the like and I head away that week every year. And when you dummy book the planes are almost empty based ion the seat chart. They hardly expect to sell at these prices?

I'm actually beginning to worry that the fares won't come down at all and I should book something.

Any inside track? Is the restructuring completed?
Iím also curious to know what is going on - no way people will pay the prices theyíre looking for; corporate travel budgets are also tighter than everÖ

One suggestion if youíre getting nervous might be to go ahead and book Advantage/Aerspace and then cancel if something happens in between?
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Old May 7, 23, 4:38 pm
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IATA seasons?
Schedules change at those dates. When airlines publish new fares/routes at season change is variable.
IATA Summer schedule - begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Saturday of October. IATA Winter schedule - begins on the last Sunday of October and ends on the last Saturday of March.
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Old May 8, 23, 12:36 am
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I wonder are the fare codes changing them in line with them finally joining the transatlantic joint venture?
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Old May 8, 23, 2:30 am
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I wonder are the fare codes changing them in line with them finally joining the transatlantic joint venture?
We live in hope!
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Old May 8, 23, 3:07 am
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have they not already published new codes from 1 oct. I think the new codes for aer space align to ba biz class codes?
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Old May 8, 23, 3:35 am
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Iíd wager, 2nd October.
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Old May 8, 23, 3:54 am
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Well if I put in a business class DUB-JFK on BA.com and choose EI on the DUB-LHR sector itís showing as booking into H class ďbusinessĒ. Not sure if thatís Aer Space or what?
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First class on a A320 with a Y fare bucket, looks like its all screwed up somewhere
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Old May 8, 23, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi
IATA seasons?
Schedules change at those dates. When airlines publish new fares/routes at season change is variable.
It's unrelated to the IATA seasons.

Aer Lingus is changing its fare structures as of 1 October.

Change to Fare Structure as of 1 October 2023
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Old May 8, 23, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
It's unrelated to the IATA seasons.

Aer Lingus is changing its fare structures as of 1 October.

Change to Fare Structure as of 1 October 2023
That still doesnít explain the crazy fares that weíre seeing. And as I said. Dummy bookings reveal aircraft virtually empty. So. I donít know. But if itís going to be 400-500 quid saver fare to Milan then Iíll be changing airline 🤪
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What dates are you checking ? I've searched a couple of dates dublin-milan during Oct and Nov saver fares are coming in between 120 and 134 euros for weekend trip
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Originally Posted by mailliW
What dates are you checking ? I've searched a couple of dates dublin-milan during Oct and Nov saver fares are coming in between 120 and 134 euros for weekend trip
Right through the mid term and the week after. Now you may say itís midterm but Iíve never seen anything like this. And like Iíve said a few times, empty planes when dummy booked. So. I donít know.

And then thereís AerSpace. Again, most AerSpace Iíve been in Iíve been the only one. If people arenít taking it up at a cheap price then theyíre hardly going to take it up with the price doubled. Just seems odd.
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As I reported on another thread award flights have gone totally missing for DUB-TFS from 1st Nov onwards, both on BA and avios.com. Weirdly they are available for booking on united.com
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So is it basically why are there high fares to a couple of destinations you are interested in during school mid-terms....probably a more direct question like this would help as others have pointed out fares after October and even during mid-term to a lot of places are perfectly normal. Maybe school trips are back in vogue this year after covid interruptions and places you are looking happen to popular for them too so are pushing up the price and block booked via a travel agent so the seat map isn't populated yet or simply EI pricing it higher with expected demand around that time? I don't think there is too much mystery here, just volumes getting back up to pre-covid levels now being priced in ahead of time with more surety.

I had a quick look back and I flew to Rome in 2016 during mid term (just a work trip not a holiday) but it was with ryanair for ~350 rtn so if I was flying ryanair it must have meant the EI flight was much more expensive that week for me to jump (the week after was 200 with EI). Granted probably only booked a month in advance but still its just a busy time for some destinations and therefore expensive.
Fork up and pay, look at other options (airline or location) or wait and see if prices drop seem to be your options.
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