Fare and Square

It seemed almost too good to be true, an opportunity to escape London's dreary non-summer and fly to Pisa for a weekend for an improbable $7, excluding airport taxes and a handling fee. Seeing the offer on the website for Ryanair, the no-frills Irish airline, I immediately tapped in a couple of convenient dates, credit card at the ready. But excitement soon turned to disappointment as I realized that not only were all the promotional offers gone, so were the seats in the next price bracket ... and the next ... and the next. The cheapest seat I could find was...

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