My sampling of low-cost-carriers in Europe continues with a flight on Wizz Air.
I may regret it, but sometimes ultra low-cost-carriers are too good of a deal to pass up. When we are talking sub-tw0 hour flights, I really don’t need much legroom and certainly don’t need a meal or drinks onboard.
Then again, I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about Wizz Air, the Hungarian-based carrier with the motto, Now we can all fly. Horror stories tend to be exaggerated, but I had one client who told me he was stranded for two days and Wizz Air offered no other viable alternatives. I suppose that is the risk you take when you fly a budget carrier, especially when it does not operate daily flights to your destination. In some ways, you always get what you pay for.
These were my choices, by the way — it’s not like I could escape a budget carrier if I wanted to fly nonstop:
It seemed that Wizz Air was the far better choice, both based upon departure time and price. In fact, it was a no-brainer. Now the question, the hope, the wish…is that it simply runs on time.
If you’ve flown Wizz Air before, has it worked out okay for you? Any tips?