Friday, February 15, 2008

Mind Maps and Cheap Flights

I finished reading and scribbling over my first draft yesterday. Result! Today I'm starting the 'character mind-map', a graphic of how the characters in each story are linked. I'll probably have a large extended family (the Irish tend to know their third cousins so it fits!) but maybe I'll have them cross paths as well just to make it interesting. I'm expecting this to take a few days as I'll probably keep changing my mind and coming up with new ideas, but it's all part of the big picture process y'all.

The Ours and I booked two flights to Luxembourg today to visit my folks - one with Ryanair in April to Frankfurt Hahn and one with Luxair in July direct to Luxembourg airport.

I'm not sure why I continue to be so jammy with Ryanair flights but the combined total for two adults was 65 euro. That was of course without hold luggage (28 euro) with airport check in (16 euro). Suffice to say the extras aren't worth it when they cost nearly as much as the flight itself.

The Luxair flight was 227 euro for both of us - sounds expensive at face value but the cheapest priced tickets I've ever found with the airline are 200 euro each. Throw in a direct route to Lux airport, comfy leather seats, a tasty meal and hold luggage galore and it's not too shabby.

Enjoy your Friday!

7 comments:

backpedalbrakes said...

It's always nice to have these things to look forward to! Although I am attempting to fly Ryanair today without checking a bag. The 10x100ml liquids thing is an absolute nightmare! They really have us over a barrel eh, cheap fares or no.

Yvonne said...

Yeah, Ryanair is a pain alright! Have had some real nightmares with them. I'd fly Aerlingus if they flew nearer to Lux, but they don't, so I'm stuck with Ryanair for the time being!

Beccy said...

We've booked with Ryanair for our summer holiday. As we've no internet while away we have to book in online so I've sneaked in three hold cases as well. It does annoy me how everything is added on after, not to mention the credit card charges as well!

I'd quite like to visit Luxembourg after everything I'm learning through Mollie's project. I wouldn't be eating the ham in hay though!

Beccy said...

Ooops I meant check in at the airport!

Yvonne said...

Beccy, those credit card charges are such a rip off. *Fume*
Yuk, ham in the hay! It's a great country though, really looking forward to heading home now...

beth said...

Sounds like some great trips up ahead! I always say about RyanAir - go ahead and bump the ticket price by €15 it it means just one frill... ;)

Yvonne said...

Beth, I agree - our ticket price includes web check-in and priority boarding, so it's not bad. I didn't think an extra 44 euro was worth it for checking in just one suitcase!