Eurowings to bring rock-bottom airfares to Thailand

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    Lufthansa will offer rock-bottom airfares to Thailand when it launches its low-cost no-frills, long-haul carrier Eurowings in October. Another great bargain for penny-pinchers to do Asia via Europe on a budget :)

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/489714/eurowings-to-bring-rock-bottom-airfares-to-thailand
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    I've had a look at their website and yes, while fares are cheaper, I don't find it's worth it just yet, seeing the limited services they offer and seeing the limited airports they serve. Plus, positioning flights are needed to get from where they fly that adds cost too. Taking all into account we found out that's while it's looking good on paper in reality it's not better than others or "traditional" carriers. At least for now, we don't see the "value for money" proposition, especially through the eyes of the passengers, it's not really there.
     
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    But if you live in Cologne/Bonn and their environs (Western Germany) and would like to visit these destinations, this is very convenient & cheap way to do it ;)

    Further, there seems to be a prevailing trend in Europe going with no-frill budget airlines nowadays - like a decade or so ago when Asia was experiencing the same thing. New era of air travel on the horizon with ultra-low-budget airlines
     
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    Well said Kalboz, of course when people live nearby and have the chance to use these flights, good for them, and yes, it's convenient too. There's a whole new generation of flyers out there right now which grew up in an environment were cost trumps everything incl. cheaper, or lets say more affordable flights, even when few / no perks are provided, it's still better to fly and explore "our" world than sitting at home and wondering "what could've been or what's out there". Flights in Europe were traditionally very expensive when we look into the history of European aviation and some airlines incl. LCC's have opened up vast demand, I'm all for it as long there's value and people enjoy it. Glad the world opens up in so many ways. We will have to see now how the LCC concept in long-haul will translate in profits and stability for these airlines incl. Norwegian and Eurowings. :)

    However, there's an interesting "timeline" report published by LifeinNorway.net which shows actually how difficult it is to succeed with long-haul operations for Norwegian, despite being a "top" offering in short-haul low cost flights, it looks / feels a bit different regarding their long-haul offerings incl. this summary...

    http://www.lifeinnorway.net/2015/03/is-the-fairytale-over-for-norwegian
     
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    On point ... here we have a report that Thomas Cook carrier Condor rising up to the challenge with its 40 or so airplanes, 12 of which serving long haul routes: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/06/germany-airlines-condor-idUSL5N0W64DG20150306
     
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