Monarch & Volare Tout Good Fares: Where Are They?

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We opened up our stuffed email inbox this morning to read emails from low-cost carriers Monarch and Volare touting cheap new fares. In Monarch’s case, the airline boasts £38.99 one-way journeys. Volare brags about its offer of 10,000 €52 fares from Milan Linate to Paris and six destinations in Italy.

We used Monarch’s “Bargain Hunter” search engine to locate the airline’s cheapest fares. The very cheapest fare we found, after tooling around with a variety of depature airports, was £43.26 once taxes had been taken into account. We should note, however, that few flights showed up at this fare.

Our price check of the fares championed by Volare turned up no evidence of €52 fares. The closest we got was a €67.87 flight from Linate to Bari. We wonder if the airline’s 10,000 seats have already sold out.

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Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog,

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