spantrout wrote:cheap airlines no longer exist
They certainly do (Maybe not to BG).
I have flown Ryanair 6 times last year and never once paid more than £15 a flight. Get on their email list. My last return flight cost £5 each way including taxes. In fact, if you really keep on top of Ryanair and plan ahead I had a flight last year cost 99p including taxes.
They do have a £6 admin charge but this is waived if you pay with MasterCard Prepaid Debit Card (which is free to get).