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Analysis reveals how much consumers should be paying for flights this spring 


Tuesday 03 April 2012


New research from travel experts and flight metasearch engine has revealed a vast variation in the price of air fares being offered for travel this spring. This means that some travellers, especially those who are loyal to specific carriers, could be forking out hundreds of pounds more than others to travel to the same destination.


Having analysed, over the course of seven days, the flight search results of UK users looking to travel in April and May, the study reveals the ‘fair price’ to pay for flights to popular  spring destinations  and warns consumers at which point they are being ripped off on overpriced air fares for their spring getaway. 


Airlines typically have a limited supply of great value seats for each flight and flight prices tend to constantly fluctuate.  This can mean that the price a consumer pays for any two seats on the same flight may differ by hundreds of pounds. Given the tough economic conditions and trend towards last minute bookings, we created this guide to help consumers determine what constitutes a fair flight price in the current market.


The fair price flight guide was calculated by looking at the highest and lowest returned prices on user searches for travel in April 2012. All prices stated are inclusive of tax but do not include baggage charges. compiled the search results of its UK users over the course of the past seven days.


The Fair Price Flight Guide for Spring 2012




Popular Spring


Book it if it's... Pay anything up to... Time to look elsewhere ...
Dubrovnik, Croatia £180 or less £245 £260+
Rome, Italy £130 or less £150 £250+
Nice, France £100 or less £140 £180+
Dubai, UAE £350 or less £509 £600+
Valetta, Malta £127 or less £150 £260+
Alicante, Spain £100 or less £149 £220+
Palma de Mallorca, Spain £50 or less £119 £170+
Barcelona, Spain £50 or less £115 £180+
Hong Kong £550 or less £620 £650+
Bangkok, Thailand £500 or less £638 £700+
Orlando, USA £440 or less £524 £600+
Cape Town, South Africa £600 or less £780 £800+


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