Wizz Air implements its new baggage policy next November 1


He November 1st It seems to be the preferred date for low-cost airlines to implement their new measures that affect luggage. This is how we saw it with the Irish Ryanair, when we published it a few weeks ago, and now it is the turn of one of the most expensive low-cost airlines, currently, in Europe.

A little history about Wizz Air

The Hungarian airline Wizz air It has happened, in a couple of years, to be a complete unknown for the Spanish traveler to become a Very firm option for any trip you want to make to destinations located in the center and east of Europe.

Wizz Air was founded in 2003 and has a fleet of 104 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft that fly to 143 destinations in 44 countries, some of them in North Africa and the Middle East. The definitive quality leap came in 2015 with its IPO in the London Stock Exchange.

In Spain, WizzAir flies from Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Zaragoza, Santander, Ibiza, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca to cities in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania.

Photography (c) Wizz Air

New Wizz Air luggage regulations

As usually happens in these cases, The airline's bosses point out that the new changes in luggage policy are intended to favor customers, shortening boarding times and getting rid of damn delays. They are exactly the same arguments that Ryanair leaders wielded when they decided to reduce hand luggage in the cabin of a carry-on bag and a bag to just the bag, unless, of course, you will pass by the box and pay the € 5 of the shipment Priority

And I say, sure there is no other way to avoid delays?

What can I take, from November 1, free in the cabin of the plane?

In the case of Wizz Air, as of November 1, all passengers have the right to take on board, free of charge, a handbag that cannot exceed 40 x 30 x 20 cm.

That is really a woman's bag or a backpack, but the typical cabin suitcases will not be able to put them anymore on board for free.

What can I do if I want to take a cabin suitcase with me?

Well, very simple, pay priority boardingcalled 'Wizz Priority ' in this case.

How much does the 'Wizz Priority' cost and what advantages does it give me?

Service 'Wizz Priority' have a cost ranging between 5 and 15 euros if you hire it online or through the Wizz Air Call Center and 25 euros if you hire him at the airport.

'Wizz Priority' allows you access to a particular counter to leave your bags (in case you have to check in), board the plane before the others, and carry a handbag (40 x 30 x 20 cm) and a cabin suitcase (55 x 40 x 23 cm and a maximum of 10 kg of weight).

What more options do I have?

Wizz Air gives you the opportunity to check a suitcase up to 10 kg at prices starting at € 7.

For example, for a flight from Valencia to Cluj Napoca (Romania) leaving on November 6 and returning on November 13, you can choose to check in a suitcase of up to 10 kg for € 8, one of up to 20 kg for € 27 or one of up to 32 kg for € 44. In this case, buying the 'Wizz Priority' online will cost you only € 5, so, If your carry-on bag weighs 10 kg or less, you are interested in buying the 'Wizz Priority'.

According to Wizz Air, they now give more than 50 baggage selection options on your website I don't get so many, but I guess it's a matter of trying combinations and counting them all.

And what about the tickets purchased before November 1 to fly from that date?

As stated by the airline, through an official statement, Reservations without 'Wizz Priority' made before October 10 for trips after November 1, 2018, they will be updated by adding a free checked baggage of 10 kg (that is, the old technique of putting your handbag in the hold when nothing else could fit in the overhead compartments).

On the other hand, reservations made with checked baggage will be updated by adding 'Wizz Priority'.

If you are going to fly with Wizz Air from November, pay close attention to the new hand luggage regulations!