Originally Posted by MYOB
Aer Lingus are very often cheaper than Ryanair for the same route/date combination. Ryanair haven't been a particularly cheap airline for some time.
Do a couple of random comparisons using Skyscanner.ie without actually searching for instances where either airlines is cheaper.
1. Tomorrow DUB-LGW
Lufthansa €100 via Paris
Aer Lingus €188
2. 22nd Sept DUB-LGW
Aer Lingus €41
3. Tomorrow DUB-EDI
Aer Lingus €83
4. 22nd Sept DUB-EDI
Aer Lingus €46
5. 22nd Sept DUB-VNO
Aer Lingus €102
6. 23 July DUB-VNO (no flights tomorrow)
Air Baltic €192 (via VIX)
Aer Lingus €301
Six flights, short notice and two months notice.
EI cheapest on one flight.
FR cheapest on three flights.
FR cheaper than EI on five flights.
Price misalignment on one flight by FR (#6)
Price misalignment on two flights by EI (#6, #1)
Total cost if flown with FR: €604
Total cost if flown with EI: €761 (+26%)
My loyalty is to my wallet, and I would have flown FR for 1, 2, 4 and 5. IE for 3 and Air Baltic for 6.