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24-05-2020, 21:46   #796
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27-05-2020, 21:34   #797
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Wasn't sure where to post this,hope its okay to post.

Looking through my Grandfathers stuff and found Aer Lingus tickets from February 1967 to from Dublin to London,a flight he went on after getting married.





Also found a letter from Aer Lingus from April 1970 in relating to job application he applied for

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OP, mind me asking, the cost of the ticket? I cannot make the fare out - sorry
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30-05-2020, 22:29   #799
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Looks like £15-40-0.....pounds ,shillings and pence.....wonder how much that is now?
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30-05-2020, 22:44   #800
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I only found websites for £ sterling which calculates that £15 - 40 - 0 was about £341 in 2000 prices. Used the inflation calculator to get £578 in 2019

http://www.concertina.com/calculator/

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/mone...ion-calculator
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31-05-2020, 13:27   #801
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More pictures of the other pages from the tickets, £15-40-0 as mentioned is the cost of the ticket,hope these are more clear pictures





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Looks like £15-40-0.....pounds ,shillings and pence
That Aer Lingus ticket reveals a lot.

In 1967 my monthly salary was £51 - that was in what would have been described in those days as good and "secure" employment.
The airfare is, therefore, 30% of my monthly income then.

Imagine if you were earning €3,000 a month today that would be the equivalent of €900 for one return trip to London.
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That Aer Lingus ticket reveals a lot.

In 1967 my monthly salary was £51 - that was in what would have been described in those days as good and "secure" employment.
The airfare is, therefore, 30% of my monthly income then.

Imagine if you were earning €3,000 a month today that would be the equivalent of €900 for one return trip to London.
No wonder most people took the Ferry back then!
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31-05-2020, 17:33   #804
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In 1982 I paid 240 Punts (approx €305) for a return ticket Dublin/Birmingham/Dublin.

In 2007 I flew Dublin East Midlands return for €70.
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In 1982 I paid 240 Punts (approx €305) for a return ticket Dublin/Birmingham/Dublin.

In 2007 I flew Dublin East Midlands return for €70.
In 1984 I paid IR£600 for a return Dub/Fra/Jnb. The Fra/Jnb also stopped in Nairobi on both legs. AFAIK it's still €600 today, though not sure now after the current CV19 fiasco, coupled with the demise of SAA.
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It's £15/4/- i.e. fiftteen pounds, four shillings and zero pence

20 shillings to a pound (in 1971 the shilling became the 5p and the florin (2s) the 10p) so in decimal this fare was £15.20, or €19.30

£277.97 or €352.95 according to the Bank of England inflation calculator

In terms of a proportion of a month's wages it'd be far higher again.
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Wasn't sure where to post this,hope its okay to post.

Looking through my Grandfathers stuff and found Aer Lingus tickets from February 1967 to from Dublin to London,a flight he went on after getting married.


The price of the ticket is very interesting at £15 and 4 shillings. Bearing in mind that the average weekly wage in 1967 was £12 15shillings and 5pence, that would put it at approximately 125% of the average gross weekly wage.
If you take the average gross weekly wage for the last quarter of 2019 at €784, that would make the cost of the fare at €980 approx.
I took these figures from the Central Statics Office

https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpub...s/hes2015/aiw/

https://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/re...015TBL1.1.xlsx

https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/ear...ndlabourcosts/

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Must dig out my 1989 Australia ticket, think it was £1200 punts return Dub-London-Thailand-Perth on the way out with 10 days in Singapore replacing Thailand on the way back.
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Economy? Lot of money in those days!
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I remember the early eighties it was approx £250 rtn Cork LHR. Mid noughties I got Stansted rtn for €50 for myself and wifey.
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