Planning on traveling around Europe and not interested in purchasing a Eurorail pass? There are plenty of options airlines wise for you. In the last few years Europe’s subsidized airlines have gotten some noteworthy attention. From cheap tickets to flying to major cities some of these airlines will not only save you a few bucks but will offer you similar options to the major airlines. This being said my favorite European airline has to be Wizzair.
Flights start at 1 Euro or less depending on where you fly to (I was charged less than 5 Euros round trip for a flight from Brussels to Prague);
Wizzair flies into some major airports (not just the secondary airports on the outskirts of major cities);
You can check up to 3 bags (there are weight restrictions and fees listed depending on flight and checked baggage) and carryon 1 bag without extra charge (subject to weight and airport restrictions);
And, Wizzair offers discounts on car rentals and hotels;
Flights are limited by location (mainly to and from Eastern Europe with a few Western Europe options);
If you go over weight restrictions on either your checked luggage (never exceed 32 Kg’s) or your carryon (maximum dimensions 55x40x20 and never exceed 10 Kg’s) the fees can add up quickly;
And there is less flexibility with changing your tickets after they’ve been booked so if your plans suddenly change you may be stuck with tickets or if you purchased tickets months in advance you might be able to negotiate flight credit and change flights (not guaranteed).
Overall my experiences with this airline have lead me to count it as a great option for getting around Europe and if my travel plans fit within Wizzair’s flight plans I will definitely be booking again.