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Ryanair’s lowest fare guarantee

I was recently booking a flight from Dublin (DUB) – Manchester (MAN), I used Skyscanner to check the prices and Ryanair were coming in at about €40, I wasn’t ready to book and missed the opportunity. The next day I checked again and the same flight had gone up to €101.99, I shopped around again and discovered the following :

06:30 DUB
1h 05
07:35 MAN

Aer Lingus

06:30 DUB
1h 05
07:35 MAN

2 airlines, 2 flights, at exactly the same time, I checked the prices and Aer Lingus was €79.99 and Ryanair, €101.99, a difference of €22 one-way.  What happened to the low fares airline? I googled and found the Ryanair lowest fare guarantee – lowest fare or double the difference. Now, I’m always up for a challenge and I also prefer flying Ryanair (because they are more likely to be arrive on-time) so I tried it out.

The main conditions are as follows :

  • same route
  • flights are within 2 hours of each other
  • claim must be made within 1 hour
  • max 1 claim per month, 2 per year

I booked with Ryanair, screen-shotted Aer Lingus and completed the form, emailed both to, I was a bit skeptical, but received a reply back 3 hours 24 mins later saying the claim had been accepted and they would refund €36 after I had travelled the route. The Aer Lingus price had since gone up to €83.99 so the price difference had reduced to €18. I checked my credit card today and they have refunded the €36.

Was I right to fly Ryanair?

FR552 (Ryanair) landed at 7:28am (due 7:35am)

EI202 (Aer Lingus) landed at 7:33am (due 7:35am)

Irish Glamping and Luxury Camping


Thanks to Steve I have this useful list of Irish Glamping sites.

Emerald Glamping in Daingean, Co. Offaly featuring Yurts and Cabins.

Pink Apples in  Corry, Drumkeeran, Co.Leitrim with Tweepees and Yurts

Kinsale Glamping in Kinsale, Co. Cork

This article on OneFabDay featuring 11 Glamping sites in Ireland including Teapot Lane, Mount Druid, Grove Lane Glamping, River Valley Holiday Park, Pod Umna Village, Rock Farm Slane, Wildflower Glamping, Galway Glamping, Ballyvolane, Emerald Glamping and Tee Pee Valley

This article from the Irish Independent on glamping including  Boutique Camping , Teapot Lane, Kinsale Glamping, Battlebridge caravan and camping and Ballyvolane House

This article from The Life of Stuff about the Forest Domes at Finn Lough Resort, Co. Fermanagh. Here is a direct link to Finn Lough Resort