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Old Sep 4, 05, 12:55 pm
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This is the same VolareWeb. I remember getting an email from them a few month ago (I took a few flights on the original VolareWeb) that they were restarting the airlines, but with a much more limited route network.

Originally Posted by Roger
Yup, that could be it, though perhaps a little odd that a new company would want a name so close to a bankrupt airline .
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Old Sep 4, 05, 2:14 pm
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CH aviation has a search engine for all Low Cost Carrier (LCC) routes in Europe:

www.ch-aviation.ch
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Old Sep 5, 05, 8:45 am
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Watch out for SweFly

Originally Posted by Super Larry
Warning for SweFly: they are very near bankcrupcy and have ceased operations, with 400 passengers currently stranded in Lahore, Pakistan . Info in Swedish here. I'm not sure inter-continental budget airlines is such a great idea...
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Old Sep 5, 05, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by civicmon
Note the happy hour sales on Virgin Blue - some great bargains.

However, much of the time Virgin Blue is within a few $$ of Jetstar and Qantas - so a tip is to check all 3 airlines rather than assuming Virgin Blue will be cheapest.
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Old Sep 5, 05, 10:05 pm
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For NZ, try Origin Pacific - particularly the repositioning flights.

For trans-tasman and selected south pacific routes, try Freedom Air. For trans-tasman only also check out Qantas, NZ and Emirates, LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas, Royal Brunei & Thai for low sale fares.
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Old Sep 5, 05, 10:29 pm
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Don't forget

http://www.ata.com

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Old Sep 5, 05, 10:30 pm
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and I guess *technically*

http://www.americawest.com
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Old Sep 6, 05, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by esv
Warning for SweFly: they are very near bankcrupcy and have ceased operations, with 400 passengers currently stranded in Lahore, Pakistan . Info in Swedish here. I'm not sure inter-continental budget airlines is such a great idea...
Thanks for the info! I'll put a note in my post for a warning!
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Old Sep 7, 05, 2:47 am
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Another one from Canada.........

SkyService (booked through Sunquest Vacations via a TA) flies from Canada to the U.S., European, and Caribbean destinations. Savings over the majors for the same days of travel (not daily flights, but schedules for the vacation markets) are often considerable. Also very tight pitch and no FF miles, unless you book with a miles giving CC.

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Old Sep 7, 05, 3:49 am
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In Thailand, www.nokair.co.th/.
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Old Sep 7, 05, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by blackjack-21
Another one from Canada.........

SkyService (booked through Sunquest Vacations via a TA) flies from Canada to the U.S., European, and Caribbean destinations. Savings over the majors for the same days of travel (not daily flights, but schedules for the vacation markets) are often considerable. Also very tight pitch and no FF miles, unless you book with a miles giving CC.

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You're technically right BJ21. However, I don't think I'll put that one in the list, as I do think the LCC's conditions include being able to book on their website. SkyService doesn't allow website booking and IMHO doesn't qualify for the true definition of LCC.
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Old Sep 8, 05, 12:33 am
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SL,

Okay, no problem with your not adding SkyService to the list. True, they can't be booked on the web (they have a website, just can't book through it), but I'd consider them a LCC nonetheless as their fares are usually much lower then the majors. Example: a friend of mine just returned from a two week trip to LON, booked on relatively short notice. Fare difference from YYZ to LGW saved over $300 CAD versus AC into LHR. Last year, on a family emergency for us from YYZ to FLL, we saved lots versus AC for last minute travel. And so far, no BOB food for even 3 hour flights.

I'd rate them similar to Transat (albeit without the online booking availability).

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Old Sep 8, 05, 8:52 pm
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Nice List on Wikipedia

Can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_low-cost_airlines

Not all airlines have articles but at least they seem to cover a good amount... lots already mentioned on this thread though.
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Old Sep 9, 05, 1:54 pm
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http://www.lowcostairlines.org
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Old Sep 9, 05, 2:05 pm
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I use these sites when looking for low-cost fares to Europe (from Vancouver for the most part and usually to London):

http://www.exit.ca
http://www.selloffairfares.com
http://www.itraveleurope.ca
http://www.travelcuts.ca
http://www.canadianaffair.com

Of course "regular" booking sites can have the cheapest fares too, particularly if there is a fare mistake.

For travel in Europe, I use this site (which has likely been mentioned):
http://www.whichbudget.com
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