Some secret sale on LHR-DUS?

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Old Sep 14, 18, 1:00 pm
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Some secret sale on LHR-DUS?

Just noticed that prices on LHR-DUS dropped massively today - previously hardly any returns available sub 100 (and some more like 150-200), now there is a lot of availability for just 69.

The fare component is just 11 for the return,I don't think I've ever seen a number that low before.

Looking at some of the price drops I'd almost say these are incorrect fares... Does anyone know more?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 1:11 pm
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Maybe something to do with Ryanair 3 daily STN-CGN sales of 20 return fare? And Eurowings sub 60 STN-CGN too?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 1:20 pm
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Hmm LGW-CGN with BA has been around 59 for a while now - don't think that route really is an alternative for a lot of DUS-LHR regulars...
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Old Sep 14, 18, 1:32 pm
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I booked CE & 2 nights in 4* hotel during the hack period for 242 for Feb , quite happy with this
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Old Sep 14, 18, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by just_starting View Post
Just noticed that prices on LHR-DUS dropped massively today - previously hardly any returns available sub 100 (and some more like 150-200), now there is a lot of availability for just 69.

The fare component is just 11 for the return,I don't think I've ever seen a number that low before.
It looks like this fare is part of a flash sale. Filed 13 September 2018 at 1811, apparently, and the rules include "TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 13SEP18 AND ON/BEFORE 16SEP18."

There is no such thing as a "secret" sale. There are, however, plenty of sales that happen without any marketing fanfare. It's always funny to see how some FTers won't believe that there's a sale on until the airline tells them so - even to the extent of welcoming marketing confirmation when sale fares have by then already been plain to see in the listings for many hours, if not days.

Well spotted on this occasion! It looks like it's something like 42 lower than the usual cheapest round-trip fare.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:45 pm
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That's annoying cos I booked this 30hrs ago...!

Was 180 for a Mon to Wed.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:52 pm
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Well the price for my CE trip in December has gone up!

I assume this was for economy so it's useful to actually say that and also any dates where you can get this cheap fare.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:39 pm
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Just have a look in the low fare finder, it's pretty wide open.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 9:31 am
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It looks like this fare is part of a flash sale. Filed 13 September 2018 at 1811, apparently, and the rules include "TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 13SEP18 AND ON/BEFORE 16SEP18."

There is no such thing as a "secret" sale. There are, however, plenty of sales that happen without any marketing fanfare. It's always funny to see how some FTers won't believe that there's a sale on until the airline tells them so - even to the extent of welcoming marketing confirmation when sale fares have by then already been plain to see in the listings for many hours, if not days.

Well spotted on this occasion! It looks like it's something like 42 lower than the usual cheapest round-trip fare.
Interesting, thank you very much for the insight :-)

They seem to have extended the sale to June now even. I've booked about 20 flights!
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