If you don't educate yourself, you will be fined and the later you are discovered to not following the rules, the more punitive they are. I've flown Wizzair with no issues. All discounted airlines require an understanding and following of the rules.
They never bend. Checking in in advance and baggage size are two important ones. And do some research next time before travelling - 2 minutes on this forum would have told you to be careful. I have just flown in and out of Budapest with Whiz.
I have carefully read all the instructions of the baggage, eventually buying the smallest 20 inch suitcase which was below their official baggage size the large one paid for the cabin. And no one in Budapest airport even talked with us about the baggage, no one checked it, no one measured it, nothing Given that the Wizz website has been down all day i thought I was going to be reading a warning that they had gone bust or something I suppose if you were flying today and left it until the last minute you might just have a valid complaint, but they will say, "why didn't you do it yesterday", when it was working yes, it was.
If you don't pay you get allocated seats randomly starting from the back. I agree that it does seem unfair not to put people who have booked together adjacent to each other, but they aren't going to bump you up to the more expensive part of the plane to achieve that, so perhaos thay couldn't do it in the "free" section.
Or perhaps the allocation at booking is very new the last time I used then was several years ago and by the time you got an allocation at the aiport that was all that was left. Reason I came on here is that it would appear maybe someone can confirm that they will be operating a "new" route from Budapest to Bucharest from September - with some fares starting from as little as FT. Ok - if you wanted to take bags, that cost increases to around FT for baggage plus large cabin bag - I have never travelled with Wizzair before.
However, I am aware of Ryanair and Easyjet - but I do think Wizzair have a reputation of being stricter in terms of the baggage - I would never aim to break the rules - but if I believe I have a suitably sized cabin bag only for them to tell me it's 5 cm too big and that'll cost me 40 Euros, that would not make me happy - effectively doubling the cost of the said flight example I gave above. Anyway - can someone confirm this is a new route? The site "is it down right now" is for any site I see no indication wizzair is down frequently.
My niece flew once and had no problem with the carry on at check-in.. It is budget airlines There is also a charge if you don't print your own boarding pass or you don't indicate a bag during pre- on line check in. Wizz is good for weekend trips or overnight trips when you have little or nothing with you. Its not good if you are using for your dream vacation. There is no real 'acceptable carry on size'.
I bought a cheap sewing kit since my husband and I are full time travelers, I occasionally sew on a button, etc. In the kit is a tape measure. Before I fly any airline , I measure our bag versus the carry on size listed on the carriers web site. Pre purchased checked baggage fees are almost always cheaper than when paid at the airport. I put this into 'live and learn'.
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Sure, they go hard on the upsells, but the website and app are both very user-friendly and easy to navigate. While the in-person staff are actually pretty nice, trying to reach the company to amend bookings or anything via phone or email is a downright nightmare. Airports at Wizz Air Destinations: Often Wizz Air flights will be flying into small, budget airports that are far away from main cities and lack solid airport amenities.
If you are interested in this option, you can buy it during the booking, after the booking process , by calling the telecentre number or directly at the airport. Please specify the age of the children. They have the worst luggage policy of all the low-cost carriers in Europe. Wizz Air varies from other airlines, such as British Airways , in that you can't book a specific seat on a plane. Its legal name is Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. Departure date.
Everything costs extra: Food, bags, even checking in at the airport — you name it, Wizz Air has found a way to charge you. Yay capitalism! All that said, one of the biggest takeaways you should have from this review is that making a Wizz Air booking is fine so long as you have your expectations in check and know a few important things.
I mean, did you really expect a 10 euro ticket in a flying sky box to NOT have a catch? Come oooon.
Want to change your name? This is how budget airlines fend off bankruptcy. You will need to pay for bags. To avoid paying for bags, you will need to pack light i. You will need to pay if you want to choose your own seat. Triple check everything before you make the booking.
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Any changes that you require will be practically impossible or very expensive to make. You must check in before your departure. This is probably the most common trap that people fall into. Check in in advance, get your boarding passes ready printed or app and relish in that dodged bullet. Even customer service will cost you. No joke.
Oh my gosh, trying to buy your flight without any extras is hilarious. Buuuut yes, they are masters of the upsell. Like many budget airlines, Wizz Air typically flies into smaller airports that are a total pain to get to. So, keep these additional costs in mind before making that Wizz Air booking. Last but not least, I need to say the airports at Wizz Air destinations are often not the best either, at least from my experience. You should know that budget airlines often make their money through baggage fees and Wizz Air is no exception.
For an up-to-date list on Wizzair luggage price, visit the official Wizz Air site.
Make sure your carry-on bags fit in these boxes. Wizz Air has a pretty strict cancellation policy. You can get the full scoop here on their official site. If you pay this fee, then you get a full refund. Considering how cheap the flights are anyway, it might even be worth it.
Totally, 1 million percent worth it. So I will say this: while Wizz Air priority boarding is certainly worth the miniscule 4 euro price tag, the systems in place for priority passengers are genuinely hilarious and terrible. I hope you enjoy judgey stares. Once you get past the priority line, things get even weirder.
Us few priority passengers got to enjoy the luxury of enough space for cartwheels, while the regular passengers crammed like sardines into the other half. It was awkward, and avoiding eye contact was a must. The awkwardly thin line that separated priority from… not. Basically, you pay 30 euros a year for the Standard Membership which gets you and one travel companion a minimum 10 euros discount on each flight, plus 5 euro discounts on checked bags. They also have a group membership that lets you extend your benefits to 5 companions for 60 euros a year.