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The true cost of cheap flights: airline essentials compared

Ryanair passengers are being sucked in by low fares only to be charged a premium for add-ons, Which? Travel has found. While the Irish carrier offered the lowest airfares in our snapshot research, it was the priciest for extras when we purchased baggage, seat selection and in-flight food. A £48 flight from London to Alicante soared to £170 – more than tripling in price.

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‘Low-cost’ flights, hotels and hire-cars not always the cheapest option

There’s never been a better time to travel. But it pays to look twice at bargain flights, hotels or car hire. Thanks to the low-cost airline revolution it’s not unusual...

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British Airways launches hand-baggage only fares on long-haul

BA is introducing a new ‘basic fare’ on 10 routes from London. Passengers who choose it will no longer be allowed to check-in luggage for free, or decide where they...

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