Easyjet to start cheap flights to moscow
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 6:32 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Jan 16, 2013 11:54 PM
Easyjet to start cheap flights to moscowI just had an email from easyjet stating they will start cheap flights from london to moscow.
Jan 17, 2013 12:30 AM
1Incredibly good prices aren't they? In some cases the return fare is around the same price as a visa!
UK to Moscow return for under £250. Who would have thought?
Jan 17, 2013 1:21 AM
Jan 17, 2013 1:25 AM
Jan 17, 2013 1:41 AM
4I think the flight time is around 3.5 - 4 hours. Good luck with the visa, there are often complications and delays getting one in the UK. Easyjet's coffee might be expensive, but then again you could get a £500 flight with Aeroflot or BA and get a 'Free' one! Don't know if you're aware, Air Baltic flies Gatwick to Moscow with a change in Riga and on selected dates is quite a bit cheaper than Easyjet's fares.
Jan 19, 2013 4:06 AM
5And to think only a few weeks ago a member of this forum claimed that Easyjet had no plans to introduce this service. I have to say though I still remain skeptical to Easyjets venture into the Russian territory, I know what Russian expect from an airline so Easyjet will come as quite a shock to many of them and may prove very unpopular with many.....only time will tell I guess.
I just picked some random dates in April for flights from London to Moscow flying directly, Easyjet came cheapest at £214, Aeroflot was only £248 not the £500 being claimed here and of course with Aeroflot you'll be fed and watered as part of your ticket and not have pay for putting luggage in the hold of the plane.
I would pay any attention to the claim that "there are often complications and delays getting one in the UK" with regards to getting a visa, if you're a UK passport holder or resident you'll have no problem. The Russia visa process can for those new to this look a little complicated, but honestly it's a piece of cake. If you need any advice on how to go about applying for one just ask. The one piece of advice I'd give though, don't apply for a visa for your exact travel dates, give yourself a few days extra to leave the country. If for some reason your Easyjet flight has problems and you are delayed from leaving Russia you may have problems because you MUST have a valid visa to leave Russia.
Jan 19, 2013 4:10 AM
Jan 19, 2013 12:30 PM
7'And to think only a few weeks ago a member of this forum claimed that Easyjet had no plans to introduce this service'
They didn't, that's why. The information from a few weeks ago (re: Easyjet from Gatwick-Moscow) was correct.
Easyjet has only just been given consent over the last 7 days to run the route. It has flights from Gatwick to Moscow in April from £83, not £214 as claimed.
Jan 19, 2013 2:39 PM
8You claimed that "EasyJet has no plans as yet to do Moscow-Gatwick-Moscow" on the 15th of December last year, those of us actually travel to Russia regularly know that that Easyjet had plans to operate this route way back in July http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/157691/easyjet-ba-amp-virgin-atlantic-apply-for-moscow-rights/ The Civil Aviation Authority granted Easyjet the new route back in October http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222634/Branson-loses-Russian-route-watchdog-says-BA-easyJet-offer-better-deal-passengers.html
I chose purely at random to search for flights leaving on the 10th of April and then returning on the 12th, I'd encourage people to try it themselves, what I wouldn't do is quote a one way ticket price in order that make an airline look cheaper by comparison.
Jan 20, 2013 9:07 AM
9'You claimed that "EasyJet has no plans as yet to do Moscow-Gatwick-Moscow" on the 15th of December'
Correct - and a correct statement too, if you read Easyjet's wording on the route at that time.
'The Civil Aviation Authority granted Easyjet the new route back in October'
No it didn't. It announced that the route had been proposed from MAN-DME but was waiting approval from LGW-DME.
Jan 20, 2013 2:54 PM
10All you are doing now is making yourself look even more foolish than before, in October the CAA granted Easyjet permission to operate the route and in November they even published the timetable. http://boardingarea.com/blogs/ghettoife/2012/11/20/easyjet-confirms-london-gatwick-moscow-times-introduces-manchester-moscow-routes/
The evidence is overwhelming that you are posting incorrect information on this forum, you haven't produced anything to back up your claims because of course they are false.
Jan 22, 2013 2:16 AM
11I welcome Easyjet's entry into the UK-Russia flight market place. Can only be good for passengers in the long term .
Gatwick is easier for me and many others i suspect. We now have alternative departure/arrival times and who needs to pay 30-40 pounds extra to be fed and watered on a 4 hour flight? For tourists visiting Moscow for a few days with a small back pack, no need to check in luggage anyway.
Jan 22, 2013 2:20 AM
Jan 22, 2013 3:01 AM
13The way you got the Easyjet cheapest fares so wrong shows you really haven't worked through the facts at all.
If you read what Easyjet stated (as correctly posted by me awhile back), the LGW-DME was proposed, not approved, whereas MAN-DME had already got the green light.
Before you're so quick to make accusations, try learning how to properly read and understand about new routes.
Jan 27, 2013 2:19 PM
14If what you say is true you'll have no problem providing evidence backing up your claims, but of course this is never going to happen because as reported in the Daily Mail article way back in October the CAA granted the "green light" back then.
Actually I'm out far too much these days....job related thing mostly, meaning I seldom have little time to correct the misinformation you keep giving.
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