When you add in the additional cost of:
– the connecting flight
– possibly the need for an overnight stay to make the connection
– the lost time caused by the connecting journeys at either end
– the general hassle factor of an exEU (particularly annoying after an overnight into LHR)
…..the savings are often more marginal than might at first appear to be the case.
Add in the newly announced 10% saving for legacy bmi cardholders and exEU is further marginalised.
I’d be interested to see an example which takes into account all the factors above which works out cheaper – I’m sure they exist, but I’m not so sure exEU is actually as valuable as is sometimes suggested when compared to sale fares.
It’s certainly a useful option for last minute trips, though.