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Cheap Flights on WizzAir.....is it a con ?


spiritus 68 | 666  
6 Jan 2007 /  #1
Every so often Wizz Air announce on their website a promotional offer of very cheap flights often for only £ 0.01 + taxes and fees etc.

The trouble is when you start looking for these cheap flights via their booking system they are nowhere to be seen.

Is this a genuine offer you think ?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
6 Jan 2007 /  #2
nope, get it booked I went with skyeurope to Krakow return for £17 quid - it was a 1 pound for the flight the rest were tax

they're mainly flying mid week as a posed to weekends if you have the flxibility go for it
telefonitika  
6 Jan 2007 /  #3
They have them offers also on via Doncaster Robin Hood Airport here in Doncaster (surprisely)as they serve Katowice airport at the present time 4 times a week and from July 2007 will serve Gdansk 4 times a week from Doncaster :)
wozzy 8 | 206  
6 Jan 2007 /  #4
Is this a genuine offer you think ?

It's genuine alright......Flew with Wizz air in late october 2006 Liverpool-Katowice return
paid £1 outward 1p homeward . Plus taxes £139. for three of us.

Thought there would be some kind of hitch but no, trouble free flight. If you can get it go for it.

Didn't have any trouble booking via the booking system, I should try again.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
6 Jan 2007 /  #5
Plenty of Wizz Air penny flights from GLA Prestwick to Poland - the tax and stuff brings it up to around 40 pound return.
Centralwings can be quite cheap, starting around 9.99 one way before tax, flying out of Edinburgh.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
6 Jan 2007 /  #6
Every so often Wizz Air announce on their website a promotional offer of very cheap flights often for only £ 0.01 + taxes and fees etc

with ryan air i normally pay less than a pound for my flights - plus taxes... penny flights are not unheard of
Lonman 4 | 111  
16 Sep 2007 /  #7
I am flying into Katowice late friday night flight and am staying in Krakow. I see you can book a bus thru Wizz. I wont book that part for another week.

Can anyone comment on the bus service? I see I wont get in until almost 0200.
wozzy 8 | 206  
16 Sep 2007 /  #8
I wont book that part for another week

I should book it as soon as you can, its a very popular shuttle.

Very reliable too. Drop off is at the bus station in Kralow, from there you can get a taxi at a reasonable rate to wherever you are staying.

Have a good trip.............
Frank 23 | 1,183  
16 Sep 2007 /  #9
Be sure to use one of the flight checker sites to pick the right flights and to save endless searching on each airlines site!

travelsupermarket.com/travelmerge/travelsearch.aspx?package =4

skyscanner.net

kayak.co.uk/flights

lowfareflights.co.uk
johan123 1 | 228  
16 Sep 2007 /  #10
I have even heard of an airline that pays you $9.99 for every flight you take
Lonman 4 | 111  
16 Sep 2007 /  #11
I should book it as soon as you can, its a very popular shuttle.

Thanks for the tip... will get it done soonest.

Frank thanks for the tips on low fare UK sites... I was using a US Kayak with little joy until a Polish friend put me on to Wizz....

Just sucks getting in late but guess can stay up when I get in and see the town late late at night...

Cheers

Just to follow up. I took a late wizzair flight on a friday night out of Luton, near London. Though the flight was delayed 6 hours due to plane problems I think the staff handled well. I was worried that the transfer shuttle would not be there when we got in at 530am to Katowice but it was and drove us safely to Krakow.

Return was from Warsaw the early 0600 flight. No problems nice flight. Though no need to get there any earlier than 430 as the security is not open until then. So expect a line if much after that.

On both flights the flight crews appeared professional and were helpful.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
24 Nov 2008 /  #12
can i just ask something, i booked a flight with wizzair but it says in the luggage bit (just read it now) that i'm not allowed to carry any liquids in my CHECKED baggage. no shampoo, shower gel, perfume or vodka (lol)? that's not the carry-on luggage is it? it's just that i can't obviously have any of that in my hand luggage so now i'm pretty cheesed off that i can't take my lotions and potions with me! am i just being paranoid? can i still put them in the big bag (which i paid for bloody £8 each way) like i always used to do? flew with them before and all that was fine. please help!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Nov 2008 /  #13
You are right, Justysia. I was stopped at Balice for possessing for than 100ml's of liquid in my main baggage. That was back in Dec 2006, just after they brought in that new rule. I wasn't allowed to take my shaving foam. However, they are so friggin lax with enforcement at times.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
24 Nov 2008 /  #14
flew with wizzair last time almost 2 years ago and had all my toileteries in my main big bag and that was perfectly fine, they actually told me to move any larger liquid bottles to the main luggage as well cos they were not allowed on board. flew with BA last xmas and it was the same, i thought these rules applied for the hand luggage only???!!!

ps: don't wanna call costumer services cos it's £0.65 per minute! they have no e-mail help centre!
tulipan - | 28  
24 Nov 2008 /  #15
Once I booked a flight from WizzAir, Roma-Katwoice and... they delayed it 24 hours... not counting people that should have taken off two days before us, then they told them that they gonna fly with us and THEN they had to wait another day. Niceee

Break from WizzAir, break from Roma Ciampino...
miranda  
24 Nov 2008 /  #16
i thought these rules applied for the hand luggage only???!!!

that would be my understanding too. Double check because it sounds really strange.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
24 Nov 2008 /  #17
i quite liked wizzair but with all these stupid fees like that one for extra leg room or if you wanna fly with your laptop you need to book a SEAT for it ha ha, it's really going the same way ryanair is...

that would be my understanding too. Double check because it sounds really strange.

let me copy and paste:

Any piece of baggage to be checked-in is subject to a fee, payable per bag, per flight and per passenger. The number of bags you wish to check in must be indicated and paid for during the booking process. If further pieces of baggage are paid for later, a higher Baggage Fee applies. If passenger checks in fewer pieces of baggage than had been paid for, Baggage Fee will not be refunded.

Passengers are allowed to carry one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kilograms and with a maximum dimension of 55x20x40 centimetres and to check in a maximum of 20 kilograms without incurring an excess baggage fee. Should the weight of all the checked-in baggage combined exceed 20 kilograms, an excess baggage fee must be paid.

Your checked baggage must not contain:
a) cash, securities;
b) jewellery, precious metal, precious and semi-precious stones;
c) computer, camera, video camera, cellular phone and any other electronic or technical appliances and their accessories;
d) official, business or private documents;
e) travel or other identity documents;
f) keys;
g) liquid (except: acid battery of a wheel chair);
h) medicine;
i) pieces of art and fine arts.
Should your checked baggage contain any of the items listed above, we will not be liable for any loss, destruction, delay of and damage to such items.

:-/
sausage 19 | 777  
24 Nov 2008 /  #18
Your checked baggage must not contain:

Weird... they don't mention aerosols.
It is very confusing they say "must not"
Then they imply that these items may be in your luggage

Should your checked baggage contain any of the items listed above

tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
25 Nov 2008 /  #19
costumer services cos it's £0.65 per minute

Unless you want to do something with your clothes I shouldn't call it anyway.. :P

Anyhow, I think Sausage is right. I think the "must not's" are allowed though not insured.
Robert A 1 | 102  
25 Nov 2008 /  #20
JustysiaS

sausage GOLD MEMBER

OK, this is my area of "expertise" - I work as a Shift Co-ordinator for a groundhandling agent at Luton A/P.

The list quoted by JustysiaS is a guide - it refers to items of personal value and/or necessity. You may carry these items in your hold luggage, but entirely at your own risk. You can even transport weapons such as rifles, pistols and shotguns if you choose; however PPR (Prior Permission Required) is needed before you do so.

Under no circumstances will you be allowed to transport ammunition - nothing to do with security - simply because airlines that operate passenger services only have never been allowed to carry explosives on passenger flights, it's a flight safety issue.

Sausage, as you've observed, they didn't mention Aerosols - surprising indeed as they constitute "dangerous goods". But to clarify: you are allowed to carry aerosol products as long as they have been discharged at least once (if new) prior to packing in your hold luggage.

Finally, insurance: when you purchase your ticket you purchase a seat on a specified flight. Insurance is a seperate matter and should be dealt with accordingly. You can purchase insurance from the airline you're flying with - but be aware that, generally, the list that JustysiaS quoted will undoubtedly be included in the exclusions clause of their insurance. So, best to take out insurance with an alternative provider.

Hope this proves useful. :)
sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2008 /  #21
you are allowed to carry aerosol products as long as they have been discharged at least once (if new) prior to packing in your hold luggage.

I really do learn something new every day. Thanks R. WizzAir's wording is confusing to say the least.
Robert A 1 | 102  
25 Nov 2008 /  #22
You're welcome

WizzAir's wording is confusing to say the least.

Indeed

g) liquid (except: acid battery of a wheel chair);

Under no circumstances would anyone be allowed to transport a Liqiud cell battery. Item g on the list suggests you can!!! You can carry dry cell batteries as long as they are disconnected and packaged seperately.

One more thing, check-in staff are less than consistent when it comes to allowing certain items to travel. If you encounter problems of this nature ask to Speak with the Passenger/Customer Services supervisor or Duty Manager. :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2008 /  #23
oh wow, thanks Robert A that's brilliant :D
Robert A 1 | 102  
25 Nov 2008 /  #24
thanks Robert A

You're welcome.

Delighted that I could contribute something of practical value. :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Nov 2008 /  #25
just one more question lol i got an e-invoice from wizzair do i need to print it out and take it to the airport, or do i just keep it for my records? do i need to sign it and send it off somewhere? i dunno cos i never got one off them before?! i hate paperwork!!
Robert A 1 | 102  
27 Nov 2008 /  #26
e-invoice from wizzair do i need to print it out

I think you're talking about the booking confirmation. If so, you can print it out and keep it with you as it will have your booking ref. on it.

Easyjet & Ryanair operate the same system and it can speed up the check-in process - especially if the check-in system fails, which happens from time to time. Also, if there is a problem at check-in, relating to your flight booking, you will have a "hard copy" of your booking confirmation.

You shouldn't have to sign anything - it's for your information. You only need to print one copy, as your booking ref is valid for both legs of your journey (if return flight was booked at the same time as departure flight).

If you have more questions, I'll be glad to answer them - if I can. ;)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
27 Nov 2008 /  #27
thank you again Robert A you are very helpful! usually i'd get one email with my booking reference and confirmation of payment, but wizzair made it look pretty complicated, it wasn't like that last time i used it. i just had to make sure this time. last minute holiday you see, i'm paranoid that cos of all this rushing around and organising stuff i got myself into a mess! thank God for this forum ha ha...

Related: Wheelchairs on Wizzair (Brussels-Warsaw flight)

My family is coming over next weekend BRU-WAW. Does have anybody experience in taking their own (or a relative's) wheelchair on a WizzAir flight?
It looks as quite a hassle and the costs are nowhere mentioned :(

Not from my own experience but from Wizzair regulations:

Baby carriages and wheelchairs are checked in with the rest of the luggage and carried at no additional charge, provided that the user of this equipment is traveling on the plane.

wizzair.com/static/downloads/GCC_WAH_PL2.pdf
- see Art. 14.1.8

But after that time (post over 2 years old) you could let us know how it goes yourself.

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