The Hungary-based low-cost airline, Wizz Air, regularly introduces new rules and routes to make its operation more profitable and offer the best service possible for its passengers. The latest news about the airline was that they would like to reopen their route to Moscow, Russia. They closed that after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, they changed their mind due to the strong criticism they received and postponed the reopening. Now they have introduced a change that concerns everybody. Below you may read the details.
Okosutas.hu says that Wizz Air’s baggage options were difficult enough before. But now, they changed the rules and introduced a new category. The Hungarian travel news website believes they made the system even harder to understand.
Up to now, there were three baggage categories at the low-cost airline. These were, consequently, the 10, 20, and 32 kilos. With their latest decision, the airline introduced a new one, the 26 kilos category. Okosutas.hu says those above 20 but below 32 can be satisfied, but they are not too many.
The news website could not share details about the pricing because that is dynamic regarding each baggage option. They claim Wizz Air keeps the chaos intentionally to blind the passengers. That is because the airline competes with the basic ticket prices on the market. You buy that so you are happy that you can travel for cheap. However, later you may learn that the costs go up significantly after baggage is included. However, people tend to pay anyway reaching that step instead of complaining or rebooking their flight at another company.
Okosutas.hu says everybody should consider that the biggest element of the Hungarian airline’s revenue comes from baggage costs and other extras. Ticket prices, in that regard, are less significant.
The pricing system of Wizz Air is dynamic. Sometimes it is worth taking our baggage in the 10 kilos category on board. In other cases, it is better to label it as hold baggage. But okosutas.hu found flights in which that rule applies even for the luggage in the 20 kilos category.
The lesson is that everybody should carefully check how much their baggage costs because it might be more expensive than the ticket.