EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs

Cypher

Winger
EasyJet's chief executive, Johan Lundgren, has defended his airline's high ticket prices to fly to Madrid for the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June.

Football fans complained to BBC Radio 5 live that flights around that date cost £1,000 instead of £250 normally.

Shocking and I bet the tickets themselves aren't cheap either. Unless you have a lot of money how can you justify the cost?

Peter, Liverpool fan:
'I'm going the day before and I'm coming back the day after, very early in the morning. It was even difficult to get the hotel. It's just an average hotel by the airport, ordinarily €120 a night, and that was €600-plus a night.'

EasyJet defends Champions League price rises
 

Darlo1973

Midfield
That's simply the business model of these airlines. It's how they can offer flights for under a tenner on some routes when there is low demand. If rules were brought in to stop them raising prices they would just stop offering the really cheap ones.
 

PTR

Striker
There's supply and demand, and then there's obvious profiteering. Which is what 10x the "normal" price is.

"Supply and demand" is a process that marries those 2 things so that the demand is settled at a fair price. The demand is a constant in this argument, so it doesn't fit that model at all.
 

aupaalaves

Midfield
Youd be better off flying elsewhere in Spain and using the Spanish transport network to travel to Madrid. Some travel writer was on the BBC saying you could get a weeks holiday in Malaga and return train tickets to Madrid for less than a one way flight to Madrid.
Flights to every airport in Spain and southern France have all gone up.

Manchester to Bilbao was 387 quid one way for the Friday.
 
Fly to Malaga, cheap hotel in one of the nearby resorts or Malaga itself, 2 1/2 hours on the train. It’s not difficult to do it cheaply and save all the pissing and moaning.
Just had a quick google. Manchester to Malaga, 31 may £234 return.
 
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It not really like that though is it? More a case if you can't afford it you're missing out on one of the biggest day's in your team's history.
I feel I am missing out on one of the greatest experiences in life in not being able to afford to live in the playboy mansion and shag models all day - who do I complain to?
 

robbied1

Striker
I honestly don't see how anyone can moan about it. I would however be pissed off if I had a ticket and the airline didn't let me on because they over booked, because there will be some instances of this, and some fans will not be able to get out tbere
 

burro nunn

Winger
There's supply and demand, and then there's obvious profiteering. Which is what 10x the "normal" price is.

"Supply and demand" is a process that marries those 2 things so that the demand is settled at a fair price. The demand is a constant in this argument, so it doesn't fit that model at all.
Could say uefa are just as bad with the match tickets, some of them 10 times a normal match.
But people will pay it.
 

Cypher

Winger
I feel I am missing out on one of the greatest experiences in life in not being able to afford to live in the playboy mansion and shag models all day - who do I complain to?
Not the best analogy though is it tbf?

It's just pricing out normal fans so it will be a load of corporate hangers on who probably won't even support the teams anyway.
 
Not the best analogy though is it tbf?

It's just pricing out normal fans so it will be a load of corporate hangers on who probably won't even support the teams anyway.
You want easyJet to suspend their business model because of a football match?
 
EasyJet's chief executive, Johan Lundgren, has defended his airline's high ticket prices to fly to Madrid for the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June.

Football fans complained to BBC Radio 5 live that flights around that date cost £1,000 instead of £250 normally.

Shocking and I bet the tickets themselves aren't cheap either. Unless you have a lot of money how can you justify the cost?

Peter, Liverpool fan:
'I'm going the day before and I'm coming back the day after, very early in the morning. It was even difficult to get the hotel. It's just an average hotel by the airport, ordinarily €120 a night, and that was €600-plus a night.'

EasyJet defends Champions League price rises
I have shares in Easyjet so the higher the price the better
 

TheBalkan

Goalkeeper
Getting there is alright, not ideal, but hardly a shock.

What is a scandal is hotels cancelling bookings made months ago and re-listing now they've realised they can get 4,5,6 times the price.
 

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