Wizz Air – reduced size hand baggage.Back to Forum
AnonymousGuest19 Feb 2016
I really got caught by Wizz air in Bristol on a newly introduced flight to Eastern Europe – their cabin bag luggage has now literally reduced to a handbag – so my normal cabin bag cost me £31 plus £5 admin fee. Only a bag 42X32X25 is now allowed. My usual cabin bag which has traveled on Ryanair (55X40X20 plus 35X20X20) and Easyjet (no weight limit 56X45X25) many times was refused unless I paid up.
As the overhead lockers easily take the Easyjet bag – why restrict the size so much – stupid me – it is to get another £37 from passengers who thought that a a cabin bag was what most low cost airlines accept in the cabin.
It really is time that the European Airline Authorities clearly defined the size of a ‘cabin bag’ so that travelers would not have to buy a different bag for each airline they fly on – a real problem if you don’t do a round trip with the same airline!
Alex19 Feb 2016
Shades of Spirit in the US. Enraged pax arguing about being asked for a $100 payment for a roll-aboard.
I’ve just looked at the Wizz Air website and whilst a passenger does have to choose either small or large cabin bag (£8 extra – prebooked) no sizes are given for either, which is a poor show IMHO.19 Feb 2016
It really is about time that airlines that call themselves serious carriers rather than holiday con artists came out with a proper definition of a hand bag – both size and weight!
maybe additionally there should be a distinction between PAX who check hold baggage and those who choose to do without.
No problem with giving frequent fliers extra bags but as a FFer MY travel is either hand bag only (often sadly messed about as serious camera lenses weigh heavy but never on size). I don’t ever find extra hold bags a bonus other than once/twice a year on a ski trips and I’m happy to pay on those occasions (though naturally I might make a point of flying with Swiss)
Stupidities like the difference in size/weight of handbags on Qantas and other carriers is a pain in the neck.19 Feb 2016