In the past, the best way to get cheap airline tickets is to fly on off peak seasons or roundtrip flights which are scheduled on terrible hours. 9.3.7 Where you are denied boarding from a flight operated by us from an airport within the EU, in circumstances where you hold a Confirmed Reservation, have met the applicable check-in deadline and are not precluded from boarding by reason of application of these Conditions of Carriage or for other reasonable grounds, and are not traveling free of charge or on a reduced fare not generally available to the public, you may be entitled to benefits and you should ask us about those rights, where relevant.

Likewise, if a new tax, fee or charge is imposed by government or other authority, even after payment or the date of issue of your Ticket, you will be obliged to pay it. Similarly, in the event any taxes, fees or charges which you have paid to us at the time of issue of your Ticket are abolished or reduced such that they no longer apply to you, or a lesser amount is due, you will be entitled to claim a refund if the authorities or entities imposing these taxes, charges or fees grant us a corresponding refund.

Denied Boarding” means a refusal to accommodate passengers on a scheduled flight although they have a valid ticket with a confirmed Reservation on that flight and have presented themselves for check in within the required time limit as stipulated in Article 6 of these Conditions of Carriage.

9.1.3 If, after you purchase your Ticket, we make a significant change to the scheduled flight time which is not acceptable to you, and we are unable to book you on an alternative flight which is acceptable to you, you will be entitled to an involuntary refund in accordance with Article 10.2.

With higher fares than other islands in the Mediterranean the number of vacations to Malta had been declining for some years, but eventually the authorities gave in to the inevitable and allowed Dublin based Ryanair to start flights to Malta – and the island has benefitted from increased visitor numbers since.