Questions tagged [low-cost-carriers]

Questions about transport carriers using the low-cost carriers (LCCs) business model, which seeks to offer lower fares by providing reduced services.

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Does Ryanair transfer checked luggage to its final destination on connecting flights?

I'd like to fly from Brno (CZ) to Riga (LT) via Milan-Bergamo (IT), and both legs are with Ryanair, with a sensible 2h45 layover. Does Ryanair handle my checked-in luggage like other airlines, so ...
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How strict is AirAsia with 7 kg carry-on limit?

https://www.airasia.com/ot/en/baggage-info/cabin-baggage.page The total permitted weight for two (2) pieces must not exceed 7 kg. My carry-on bag on the way here had plenty of print materials and ...
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Ryanair cabin baggage & MacBook 15"

According to Ryanair policy: What you CAN bring on board All passengers are entitled to bring 1 small personal bag on board which must fit under the seat in front of you (35cm x 20cm x 20cm). ...
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Avoiding RyanAir's rip-offs in a really cheap ticket

I got a pair of really cheap return tickets from Ryanair. I have never taken flights for so little money. It was so cheap that it makes me nervous, Ryanair being what it is. So, we are not checking-...
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Australian Telcos: Telstra vs. Boost

I’m going to take a journey through the Australian bush (from Perth to Darwin then from Cairns to Sydney) and I need a SIM card for my phone. I have heard unanimously that Telstra is the best for ...
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Low-cost airline [closed]

Is there a low-cost airline between South-Asia (or the Middle East) and Europe? I don't mind changing flights and staying overnight. I want to know if there are some. I know about Scoot, Norwegian to ...
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IATA rule regarding passenger right to drinking water [duplicate]

As we know, according to IATA passengers allowed to carry no more than 100 ml of liquids on board. Yet when traveling with low-cost airlines, you are not offered any water on board. This is quite ...
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When booking a flight online is the checked luggage fee included in it?

Planning on booking a holiday abroad with expedia.com and was wondering is the fee for checked luggage so the suitcase that you check in covered with the holiday booking? I was under the impression ...
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Are there Spirit Airlines kiosks at the airport on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands?

Are there Spirit kiosks at the airport on St Thomas, USVI? I want to avoid the $10 fee and will not have a place to print my boarding pass on the island.
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Booking with Czech Airlines but getting on SmartWings flight, any consequences?

I've recently booked a flight with Czech Airlines in order to get a somewhat less "low cost" experience (meal on board, luggage included and so on). After hearing several stories about flights by ...
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Why do Low Cost Airlines charge for checked baggage? [closed]

I understand that most LCCs base their business model on the assumption that they will accommodate as many traveller budgets as possible by providing everyone with a "pay only for what you need" ...
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Can you get better prices by flying without checked-in luggage on intercontinental airlines?

I am searching for a flight from Madrid, Spain to Singapore, or any nearby airports. Basically, I would like to get from Spain (or Europe) to Southeast Asia. I would like to travel only with my ...
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English-language meta-search engine with good coverage of Korean airlines?

When I search for flights from South Korea to nearby countries on Google Flights, there are usually many flights from airlines which don't share fare data with Google, for example: T'Way, Eastar Jet, ...
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Budget airlines, US to Canada

Are there any low-cost airlines flying from the United States to Canada? Especially looking for any companies not listed on the travel ticketing sites (Orbitz, Expedia, and such ). For example, ...
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Folding strollers allowed as hand baggage on Norwegian?

Norwegian's checked baggage policy mentions that travelers with children and infants may check a car seat or stroller free. They also recommend putting your stroller in a Stokke PramPack to avoid ...
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Flight flown + operated by completely different, non-code-share airline?

Yesterday (March 3) I flew Jetstar Pacific 596 from SGN to DAD. The airplane contained markings for vueling.com, the crew was wearing vueling uniforms, and despite being a domestic flight in Vietnam, ...
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Canada Low Cost Airline

Are there any low cost airlines that operate within Canada and fly out of Vancouver? As a European I have very limited knowledge of flying within the US and Canada. I am struggling to find any, ...
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Travel on low cost airlines

I've touristic Schengen visa and I need to know is possible to travel on low cost airlines like Raynair between different EU countries and cities?
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Can food or cosmetics get overheated on intra-European flights?

I intend to travel with cheap airlines, in a single flight between the Continent and England (in this time of year, i.e. winter). I would like to take some traditional food with me (like fried fish) ...
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Checked luggage on AirAsia in a journey involving two airplanes

A friend is planning to use a low cost airline for a travel from Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), India to Singapore with Air Asia, though his booking is combined there is a stopover for a short while at Kuala ...
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Date Limitation of Low Fares in Far East

I'm looking to travel from Tokyo to Seoul and have found a number of airlines that fly the route (or similar) and offer reasonable prices. However, these prices do not extend to my desired travel date....
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Is India's Jet Airways considered a budget airline?

Is this airline run like a discount airline? Less legroom, restrictive baggage policies...? Or is it standard?
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Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?

I just started flying recently and over the last two years I was on an airplane about once a month. All my trips were between European cities. I have been successfully using Ryanair, Wizz Air and ...
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Are there low-cost airlines operating from Europe to Dominican Republic?

Are there any low-cost airlines operating from Europe to Dominican Republic?
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May I take a parcel as my “personal item”?

Due to the baggage restrictions by Allegiant Air, I am pretty sure I can't declare my 30L backpack as the "free personal item" (16"x15"x7"). Nonetheless, I may be able to compress the backpack along ...
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On budget travel from Orlando Florida to Lake Charles LA [closed]

What is the most economical way to travel from Orlando-Florida to Lake Charles-Louisiana, I am travelling on my own. I can compromise in terms of the trip duration and level of comfort if I can cut my ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?
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Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines?

This question is a bit specific. I hope someone can help. I want to travel around Europe with my hula hoop, it's folding but still can't fit in my bag. If I tied it behind the bag it does not exceed ...
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Multiple flights with low cost airlines

I want to travel with Ryainair and/or Easyjet from my hometown to a destination that those companies do serve but not directly from my hometown. Is there a site that can help with these kind of ...
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Cheap method from Hamburg to Paris [closed]

What is the cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Paris and back? I think flights are comparatively expensive, specially, as I know of no Ryanair hub around there. A slower way than flying is ...
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What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?

Recently I was denied a receipt, when I had to pay a fine to an LC company for not complying with all their rules. I can understand the strict rules in order to keep competitive prices. In other hand ...
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Airline (lowcost) has changed my reservation, what are my options?

An airline in question has 3 flight a day to my destination, one ridiculously early in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one late night. Because the afternoon one was the only one convenient for ...
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Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
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Can there be a price difference between online checkin and checking in at the airport?

I've just heard that some airlines, low-cost-carriers in particular can charge a fee if you check in at the airport rather than having checked in online in advance. Is this true? Are there some ...
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Can I estimate the real or final price of a plane trip?

I am not so sure that LCC are really "low cost". The hidden fees, usually tend to increase the total price to a similar or even higher value than one for a flight on a regular airline. I had some ...
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How strict are European budget airlines in terms of enforcing hand luggage? [closed]

In Australia, I've never seen anybody get done for having carry-on luggage that's too big. It's pretty much whatever you can fit in the top compartments. In fact, I've seen people carry more than one ...
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Most cost effective way to travel with two cats from NY to CA

I've looked into pet transport companies, car rentals and bringing the cat carriers onto a flight as extra carry on luggage. All of those options will cost well over 1000 USD, the flight option being ...
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Low-cost airlines to Azerbaijan?

Wikipedia's list of low-cost airlines does not have any entry for Azerbaijan (or any other country of the area). Is there really no concept of low-cost airline over there? Or is it just an omission?
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Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee

I need to book 2 different flights with Ryanair, but if I book them separately I have to pay GBP 6 as administration fees because I'm paying with a Visa Debit (and most cards are charged GBP 6). I can ...
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Can it be worthwhile buying connecting flights on LCC like Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, or Transavia?

In principle Low Cost Carriers (LCC) like Easyjet, Ryanair, or Vueling offer 1 leg journeys alone. Still they offer some interesting "connecting" opportunities. Especially if you start combining ...
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China Airlines, safe? [duplicate]

I've got a long-haul flight booked with China Airlines (A330 and an A340) from LHR to SYD, and only after I booked it did I decide to read up on their safety record. Suffice to say I regret doing that;...
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Are there low cost airlines to travel within the US?

I'm from Europe where there are a lot of low cost airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, etc... But these operate mainly in Europe. Then, my question is if there are airlines which provide cheap flights ...