The summer has arrived! Many of you will be thinking of, or will already be planning your summer Holiday. We’ve got some great offers up for grabs on our vacation apartments around the world, now we have taken it upon ourselves to find the most cost effective and efficient way to get you to your chosen destination. Booking a budget flight can often feel like investing in the stock exchange. It’s about choosing the right day and the right time to invest in your annual vacation. Holidaymakers are now avoiding the package deal bundles and are choosing independent travel. Does this sound like you? You’ve come to the right place and its time to embrace your free time and well deserved freedom!
We have devised a list for three of the best budget airlines and found all the information you need to know, making sure you get then best deal possible. From baggage costs to packing a lunch box, we want your vacation to get off to a smooth start…
Wizzair offers an online booking service with a step by step guide. Once the flight has been booked and paid for you will be provided with a booking code that will confirm your reservation (no ticket will be provided) make a note of this code and save your confirmation email, print this out if you want a tangible receipt. The confirmation will include your flight time, flight number and booking cost. The booking fee will be broken down so you can see how much you have paid for each provided service. There will then be the option to acquire and other service you feel necessary. A booking fee will be added to the final cost, you can use Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Diners Club and Switch/Solo debit and credit cards to make your payments. You must also be over the age of 18 to make reservations with this airline.
It starts two hours before you flight is scheduled to depart, you must be checked in 40 minutes before your flight leaves, this is when check in closes. Once you are in the departures lounge further information will be provided; your gate number and time of departure will be disclosed at information points.
The maximum dimensions for free hand luggage is 55×40x20cm, weighing in at 10kgs. Each passenger is allowed a maximum of six item of luggage, costing 15 EUR / 13 GBP, per person, per bag, per flight. Additional cost and booking fees are stated on their website.
If you have and special requirements then check out the Wizzair website, which will also provide you with a list of services available on bored. You can also book through a travel agent or on the telephone.
The best way to book you flight with this budget airline is at RyanAir.com, the web discounts don’t apply when you book via different routes such as a reservations centre. The cheapest fares are usually available if you plan on flying off peak. This period is usually classed after 12.00 Monday to 12.00 Thursday and after 12.00 on a Saturday.
Prices tend to ascend the closer you get to your departure date so its best to purchase you flight at least 14 day before you plan to vacate. Once booked, you will be provided with confirmation via email; this will act as a receipt and proof of reservation. Check out the website to see additional charges, taxes and booking fees, the website will also provide you with advice on how to pay.
Baggage allowance & checking in…
The baggage allowance can be booked as either 15 kilos or 20 kilos when making reservations. Each passenger is entitled to check in two bags with the dimensions of no more than 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). It the bags weigh is over this allowance then you will be charged an additional 20 pounds per kilo (we recommend at this price you weigh your luggage before hand to avoid extra costs). One item of hand luggage is allowed per person weighing in at 20kg per item. Again you need to check your luggage in at least 40 minuets before the flight departs and provide all the necessary required documents.
The website allows you to brows through the various offers and destinations have a look to see if RyanAir is offering discounts to your destination, it could be the right budget airline for you!
Booking a flight with Easyjet is similar to booking cheap flights with the above two budget airlines. Once you have book your flight with easy jet online it is important that you provide the airline with details of documentation. You are required to supply information of photographic ID (such as you passport or driving license), you will then need to show the same ID on arrival to the airport at the check in desk. There is also the opportunity to check in online, with means you can jump the queue and avoid the airport rush. If you decide to do so it is also important to arrive at the airport at least 25 minuets before the flights scheduled departure time. They have the motto ‘if you’re late, we won’t wait’, so it’s important to stick to the quoted guidelines and ensure a stress free beginning to your vacation.
You will be allowed one standard item of hand luggage sized at a maximum of 56×45x25cm. Eight bags may be checked in with this airline each weighing 20kg. Do not exceed these weight restrictions as you will be charged and additional fee for each kilo (the cost of extra weight is extortionate!).
What you need to know…
Don’t forget you’re…Passport or any other required visas and your lunch (budget airlines do not provide you with this luxury). Remember you are guaranteed cheaper flights if you book in advance, the closer to the departure day the more likely it is that the ticket costs will increase. Make sure you weigh your luggage if you exceed the limit the airlines are likely to charge you a small fortune.
We’ve done all the planning for you. Book your flight and enjoy your stress free vacation holidaymakers…