RIAT 2019

Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:32 am

2012 : £57 for a standard 2 day 'Weekend' ticket ( full price )
2013 : £55 for a 2 day 'Weekend' ticket ( bought in January, so not sure if Earlybird or Super Earlybird discount )
2014 : £66 for a 2 day 'Weekend' ticket ( full price )
2015 : receipt lists the standard single day ticket price as £46
2016 : receipt lists the standard single day ticket price as £49
2017 : receipt lists the standard single day ticket price as £55
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby grant_w on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:34 am

Booked a hotel for Thursday night intending on going to the show Friday and Saturday, but full price for half a show on Friday is taking the mick a bit!
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:39 am

I think releasing the tickets just 2 months after the last show has happened is taking the highground also. Release them just before Christmas or January, christ.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:46 am

Highground isn't the term I'd use....micturation is more like it :whistle: :biggrin:
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:47 am

grant_w wrote:Booked a hotel for Thursday night intending on going to the show Friday and Saturday, but full price for half a show on Friday is taking the mick a bit!


You will get arrivals and possibly some rehearsals too, either side of the official flying display. Its better value than it looks. And a great opportunity to do some bits of the show ground that will lessen the pressure on your Saturday time.

I notice the public grandstand top row, aisle, and left hand side are now deemed 'Premium Grandstand Seats', at a fiver extra. I will balance that by acknowledging that a programme is thrown in with any Friday enclosure booking. That's worth fifteen notes to most/many visitors.

There's logic stated as to why the P&V station shuttle buses have been dropped - very poor take up. No surprise really.

For sure, FRIAT looks better value than ever.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby The Baron on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:06 am

I'm not impressed by the full ticket price for Friday. Not only are people getting half a flying display but a good amount of showground is closed too for the same price as the weekend.
I'm happy to pay a reduced rate for Friday because it's actually an enjoyable day, bit this isn't on.
Perhaps RIATMarketing could explain this?
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby cg_341 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:09 am

Surely no rehearsals whilst people are in the showground on Friday?

I agree that paying full price to have a third of the showground off limits is massively unfair to those planning on attending on that day, and smacks solely of profiteering. I also would like to hear from RIAT Marketing as to why this is the case.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby boff180 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:16 am

cg_341 wrote:Surely no rehearsals whilst people are in the showground on Friday?


No issue with rehearsals, the issue is with display validations with the public on the showground. If the act has already been validated they can rehearse as much as they want with the showground occupied.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:22 am

If you think Friday looks bad value, why not buy a weekend ticket instead? :dunno:
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Wissam24 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:29 am

boff180 wrote:
cg_341 wrote:Surely no rehearsals whilst people are in the showground on Friday?


No issue with rehearsals, the issue is with display validations with the public on the showground. If the act has already been validated they can rehearse as much as they want with the showground occupied.


I mean, I can kind of see the logic behind it, but it's such a silly system given that P&V remains open during arrival days for validations.

I can see that ending at some point given Freccegate last year, mind.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:32 am

MiG_Eater wrote:If you think Friday looks bad value, why not buy a weekend ticket instead? :dunno:


Because some people are there for arrivals throughout the week till depatures on Monday? :dunno:
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby cg_341 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:34 am

MiG_Eater wrote:If you think Friday looks bad value, why not buy a weekend ticket instead? :dunno:

Because not everyone is free to make the weekend dates :(
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:39 am

Airshowhammer wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:If you think Friday looks bad value, why not buy a weekend ticket instead? :dunno:


Because some people are there for arrivals throughout the week till depatures on Monday? :dunno:


In which case FRIAT is an unbelievably good value option.

cg_341 wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:If you think Friday looks bad value, why not buy a weekend ticket instead? :dunno:

Because not everyone is free to make the weekend dates :(


Fair. I wish they were doing another full day's flying - but I always enjoyed the shorter Fridays as well. Kind of a holiday within a holiday!
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby capercaillie on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:13 am

Anyone going to have a guess if anything's announced today? :whistle:
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby boff180 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:17 am

Super Earlybird Prices for Friday

2015 - £26
2016 - £29
2017 - £29
2018 - £45*
2019 - £47
*one-off full show day

Super Earlybird Prices for Weekend

2015 - £36
2016 - £39
2017 - £42
2018 - £45
2019 - £47
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:30 am

capercaillie wrote:Anyone going to have a guess if anything's announced today? :whistle:


That's a thought, it is a Thursday after all! :lmao:
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Adie1980 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:38 am

boff180 wrote:Super Earlybird Prices for Friday

2015 - £26
2016 - £29
2017 - £29
2018 - £45*
2019 - £47
*one-off full show day

Super Earlybird Prices for Weekend

2015 - £36
2016 - £39
2017 - £42
2018 - £45
2019 - £47


The price hike for the Friday show is crazy!! A 60% increase from Friday at RIAT 2017 :dizzy:
I would love to hear a good reason from RIAT marketing at why this is?
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:46 am

Has the FRIAT 6 month pay option form been sent out does anyone know ?

The year before last I paid over 6 months and got a DD form in the post to complete. Last year was by credit card, but reverting back to the 6 months for 2019. Just wondered if anyone has heard anything as yet ? I posted my request form back in July.

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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Duffer on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 12:02 pm

They usual email out details for you to set up standing order
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby nacl1 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 12:03 pm

Spoke to FRIAT today. They are currently processing the applications which were numbered and issued at the show. Currently, they have done about 30, and they do not expect to get them all done before the first payment is due in October. In which case, you will get 6 monthly instalments due from the date that they process. FRIAT as ever, very helpful and courteous on the 'phone, but they did sound very busy.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 12:03 pm

Cheers, I'll drop them a line just in case they have missed me off.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Georgeconna on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 1:41 pm

Great, Get the money off the Punters quickly before anything is announced. I'll have to unsubscribe from the email list as no doubt it will be a reminder every week from now....
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 2:50 pm

Adie1980 wrote:The price hike for the Friday show is crazy!! A 60% increase from Friday at RIAT 2017 :dizzy:
I would love to hear a good reason from RIAT marketing at why this is?

As previously cynically speculated, put them on sale soon after this year's show & trade on peoples goodwill ( and hope they don't cotton on to the fact that they're paying more for less ) :whistle:
Whatever justification DBH may give, it won't be a good reason.....unless they plan to fill Friday's show with Phantoms, B-1s, Russian display teams & the AN-225.
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby Gonzo230 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 7:55 pm

iaint wrote:I think it’s asked every year and the following years I always forget - but has anyone got a history of entry prices over the last 10years, for example?
Price continues to creep up and what’s the justification for continual rises? Super Earlybird tickets edging closer to £50, full price near to £60! :hypno:
Aware there will be those who try to counter by saying it’s only a £2 increase, very small, only 4% up on 2017 SE ticket price, but it’s yet another rise. Do the advertised prices also include admin and booking fees? Add a couple more quid on top then if not and you are at the £50/60 mark already...

Hence the question about a historical view of prices as it surely was much less than 10 years ago that Super Earlbirds were mid-£30 and the full price tickets also sub £50


Devils advocate......how much did your car insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, electricity, gas, petrol/diesel et al costs increase by over the past 12 months?

How much do we think RIAT’s costs have increased by since last year? Hotel accommodation for crews? Vehicle rental? Catering companies, fuel (aircraft and vehicle) etc?
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Re: RIAT 2019

Postby cg_341 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 8:59 pm

Just to make it clear that personally I have no issues with percentage price rises, just with the fact that Friday customers are - quite frankly - being ripped off.
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