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How does wizz air compare with ryanair?


ukangel 8 | 56
17 Oct 2013 #1
How is wizz air compared to Ryan air? Traveling with infant...
vjmehra 16 | 80
17 Oct 2013 #2
On some routes they charge for hand luggage, so watch out for that, but when we've flown with them we've had no problems (other than the fact they don't fly from London to Krakow)!
delphiandomine 83 | 17,861
17 Oct 2013 #3
How is wizz air compared to Ryan air? Traveling with infant...

They make it very difficult for those with infants. Infants must board last (because they tend to irritate other passengers) and there is a rule on board that parents will be charged if their infant makes life a misery for passengers by crying constantly. They will also not tolerate you taking one of those huge "travel systems" to the plane, too - you will have to check it in and pay for it.

Wizzair is a fantastic airline for those that can't abide infants.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Oct 2013 #4
Thanks for this info, very useful to know! I wish I could book with them now because the screamers always gravitate to where I'm sitting when I fly on other airlines.
OP ukangel 8 | 56
17 Oct 2013 #5
how can parent with infant/small child be boarded last.....can you show me where is that rule that "parent will be charged if infant makes life misery for passengers by crying constantly"....
sobieski 107 | 2,128
17 Oct 2013 #6
Wizzair is a fantastic airline for those that can't abide infants.

Strange. I am flying with WizzAir on the Warsaw-Eindhoven route minimum once per month. They always announce to parents with small children to come forward on the gate check-in. Great airline though, not comparable to these Irish gangsters.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,861
17 Oct 2013 #7
It was more wishful thinking than a factual statement :(

Having said this, I'm totally against parents with children boarding first - Ryanair have it absolutely right - if you want to board first, you have to pay.
OP ukangel 8 | 56
18 Oct 2013 #8
Thanks Sobieski for your positive input.it is first time I will be traveling with my baby by wizzair.Ryan is horrible to travel with baby....
sobieski 107 | 2,128
18 Oct 2013 #9
Having said this, I'm totally against parents with children boarding first -

I am actually in favour. If only because then you can take a seat far away from them. I have nothing against children, but nothing is so torturing as a crying baby in the seat near you.
cjj - | 281
18 Oct 2013 #10
I have nothing against children, but nothing is so torturing as a crying baby in the seat near you.

It's a torture for the mother, too. It's an education to travel as the mother of a young child - especially a crying baby. First time I travelled with my child I felt like a leper in ancient times .. social outcast ... viewed with fear ... not accepting my place was somewhere closed, dark and far away ...
Monitor 14 | 1,820
18 Oct 2013 #11
Wizzair's hand luggage is smaller than Ryanair's. Wizzair doesn't advertise lottery during flight. So if you ignore this adds, then Ryanair with the same price as Wizzair is 10 cheaper, because with Wizzair you have to pay 10 eur extra to have the same hand luggage size as in Ryanair.
Harry
18 Oct 2013 #12
But Wizzair's prices for hold luggage are a lot cheaper than Ryanair's. The Mrs and I fly to Budapest a few times a year on Wizz, each with a small piece of hand luggage and one big suitcase between the two of us: Wizz is always significantly cheaper than Ryanair.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
18 Oct 2013 #13
But Wizzair's prices for hold luggage are a lot cheaper than Ryanair's.

Exactly. Wizzair allows 32 kgs of hold luggage, which is a lot more as Ryanair. Also never heard stories about them like about Ryanair, e.g. planes having to make emergency landings because they ran out of fuel.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
18 Oct 2013 #14
then it's another factor to consider. When flying without registered luggage then Wizzair is cheaper, when without then Ryanair. Another thing which everybody interested knows is that Wizzair flies to Warsaw Chopin Airport and Ryanair to Modlin next to Ryanair.
Ant63 11 | 403
18 Oct 2013 #15
how can parent with infant/small child be boarded last

Simply not true in my experience. Usually they are pretty helpful. Both airlines I'm talking about. It tends to be Polish passengers that are intolerant and hurl abuse. The English passengers tend to keep their intolerance to themselves. Just ignore the the selfish buggers. I do.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
18 Oct 2013 #16
Also never heard stories about them like about Ryanair, e.g. planes having to make emergency landings because they ran out of fuel.

No.. other airlines have fatal air-crashes instead.

Ryanair, for all their dislike-able features, have never had a passenger death or serious accident.

A refueling stop is also common with a lot of airlines, especially with winter flying from east to west in the USA because of headwinds.
Harry
18 Oct 2013 #17
Ryanair, for all their dislike-able features, have never had a passenger death or serious accident.

Neither has Wizz. Neither has EasyJet. Neither has Air Berlin. Neither has FlyBe.

However, none of those have had three planes on the same day declaring a Mayday due to lack of fuel: Ryanair has.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
18 Oct 2013 #18
First, its a fuel emergency not mayday. Second, it was a particular airport due to weather conditions and Ryanair were not the only airline affected.

Thirdly, its not an accident, simply a demand to jump the queue and land first.

I don't like to defend Ryanair, because they are *****, but crashing because of incompetent airmanship is infinity worse (AirFrance and many others)
Vincent 9 | 805 Moderator
18 Oct 2013 #19
Having watched a TV program about this incident , the report from the airport concerned Spanish) spoke of 4 mayday calls that day (3 from Ryan Air) and didn't mention anything about weather conditions.

Edited. My mistake, there was mention of bad weather at the intended airport, but towards the end of the program , an ex pilot was quoted as saying RA pilots were encouraged to carry the minimum amount of fuel. A very frightening thought indeed.
Harry
18 Oct 2013 #20
First, its a fuel emergency not mayday.

Wrong: all three aircraft declared Mayday, as the Irish Aviation Authority report about the incidents (available here) makes clear.

Second, it was a particular airport due to weather conditions and Ryanair were not the only airline affected.

Yes, but isn't it strange how of all the other airlines using Madrid airport during that storm, only one other airline experienced a fuel emergency and only one plane from that one airline: Ryanair had three planes declaring Maydays. And strangely Ryanair is the only one which has pilots complaining about its fuel policy.

Thirdly, its not an accident, simply a demand to jump the queue and land first.

Mayday is actually a statement that one faces a "grave and imminent threat requiring immediate assistance".

crashing because of incompetent airmanship is infinity worse (AirFrance and many others)

Ryanair only fly the easy routes and do so with well tested aircraft, that's why their accident record is identical to those of the other airlines who do the same thing.
mcm1 2 | 81
18 Oct 2013 #21
Since BA stopped flying to our destinations we have used Wizz.
Of the 14 flights this year only 1 has had a delay of 2 hours so pretty good on that front.
We always pay extra and use priority boarding, if you have only hand luggage it does make it a fair bit quicker to get through passport/customs as you are at the front of the queue.

I have noticed that people travelling with kids do tend to try and push their way to the front of the priority lane, I dont let it get to me!

Have also noticed on our last flight that there were 3 fellas with one kid in the priority lane-thats some strange 'family'. They were spoken to by the cabin crew on boarding.

Lastly I do hope that the check in desk fiasco last Sunday was just a one off, only one check in desk open to accomodate two flights, we were at the airport over 2 hours before check in and waited 80 minutes in the queue to drop our bag, I wonder if any missed their flights.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
20 Oct 2013 #22
A refueling stop is also common with a lot of airlines,

Pilots already reported that Ryanair puts pressure on them to take the minimum qty of fuel. And there are confirmed stories of Ryanair planes having to land on another airport in Spain because they were flying on fumes.
OP ukangel 8 | 56
10 Dec 2013 #23
I want to share my experience with wizz air.I have travelled twice with wizz air to Poland since I posted in this forum.wizz air is lot better than Ryanair.staffs on board are friendly and polite.parents with small children are given priority to board first on plane.however,baby doesn't have luggage allowance,so we bought extra luggage,which allows up to 32 kg.no seat is allocated like Ryan air.but overall,traveling with wizz air is better than Ryanair.
Kevvy 2 | 37
10 Dec 2013 #24
Wizz gives you automatic priority boarding with an infant, I've flown 5 times with wizz with my little one and you can sit where you like, you do pay extra for your child which is a little unfair as they don't get their own seat so you deserve priority boarding, wizz does give the best baggage Allowence though. One problem is that if you're traveling on your own with your little one it's extream lay difficult wi a pram as the airline and airport staff offer no help with stairs and things
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
10 Dec 2013 #25
I want to share my experience with wizz air.I have travelled twice with wizz air to Poland since I posted in this forum.

I have never flown Wizz, but that's simply because they don't go my way at present. That will change in the future and I'm likely to give them a try.

I have flown Ryan Air, however. Staff aboard the plane are usually very pleasant. I have only once encountered someone who was less than A1, and it was probably because her boyfriend was flying as a passenger and they'd had a row or something (I saw her with him, but I am guessing as to their relationship). All Ryan Air cabin crew are seen to take flight safety very seriously, which actually is the real role of cabin crew (serving refreshments and looking friendly is not). On the ground, some Ryan Air staff seem somewhat surly, reasonably often, that's probably because their role can include getting tough with passengers who take the p with hand luggage etc.

I have also found Ryan Air to be pretty punctual. Yes, I have had 2 or 3 hour delays in the past, but it's reasonably unusual. 10-15 mins is more likely, no delay at all is the most common situation in my experience.
AshleytheQueen
7 Jul 2016 #26
I once flew with Ryanair. There was a 10 hour delay.
I flew a lot with Wizzair.Only once there was a delay.it was 2 mins
kpc21 1 | 763
7 Jul 2016 #27
Once. Another time it could be just on the contrary. I don't say so that it's never so the delay is the fault of the airline and not the weather conditions, but I think they are comparable.

Wizzair is more expensive.
jon357 63 | 14,255
7 Jul 2016 #28
I've flown a lot with both, prefer Wizzair, but the only bad delays I've had were with them rather than Ryanair.
Jardinero 1 | 407
9 Jul 2016 #29
Wizzair is more expensive.

All depends.

prefer Wizzair

Same here.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
9 Jul 2016 #30
Not flown with Wizz yet, but prices seem more or less the same as Ryanair, although they have a more generous baggage allowance.
What has put me off from flying with them so far though, is that for all the destinations they fly to from my local airport, arrival times are always in the middle of the night e.g 1.30 am, 3.00 am, which means you have no choice but to try and find a taxi at that hour or try to get accommodation near the airport, which I've found is difficult as it gets booked up months in advance.


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