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LoganAir advice

I'm just wrapping up the planning for a Jun '22 trip and it involves a lot of Logan Air flights, since I'm including Lewis, Shetland, and Orkney (three days each). When I look at their pricing, they charge 16BP extra to make a ticket changeable (they charge 20BP to change the non-changeable base rate flight) and more than 250% of the base rate to make it cancellable. I know there are other features in the fully changeable rate but leg room and priority boarding, etc. aren't a big attraction for shorter flights (for me). Seems like a no-brainer to buy base rate unless you expect to make changes multiple times.

My question is if anyone has enough experience with LoganAir to predict how their pricing changes over time. It seems I've already seen some price changes (both up and down) but I could be confused by all the planning changes I've tried.

I'm already well aware of the possibility of scratching the whole trip over pandemic issues, and have decided that the risk is tolerable and travel insurance is absurdly priced.

Posted by
10236 posts

I have flown Loganair a few times. They are like any other airline when it comes to pricing. It goes up, it goes down.

However, on many of their routes, they are the only game in town.

Eastern Airways flies some of the same routes on smaller planes.

Buying tickets this far out is a gamble. IMOH

Posted by
5571 posts

Frank nailed it. I would wait until at least after the first of the year myself.

Posted by
114 posts

One thing I did discover is that Kayak.com sells LoganAir tickets at about 15% below the LoganAir website.

Posted by
10236 posts

Kayak doesn't sell tickets. You can choose whichever option you wants and points you to the site selling the tickets. Most are third party aggregators. Just remember, if everything goes fine, you save money. If there is a problem, you have to deal with the third party. That may not be so much fun. Many of us will tell you.....it is better to buy directly from the airline.

Look over this thread:

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/ireland/how-can-i-find-an-advocate

Rather than use Kayak for flights and fares, check out Google Flights .
www.google.com/flights