Recently released figures show that Spain has seen an increase in the number of people visiting the country using low cost budget airlines. Considering figures released by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism recorded from January 2018 till January 2019 there is a trend towards people using airlines companies such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2 when visiting Spain. Just …
Best short-haul airline for flights from the UK
Travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine Skyscanner has done their research and come up with what they think is the best short-haul airline flying out of the UK based on price, baggage charges, seat reservations and onboard catering. Skyscanner’s John Ritchie said, “When booking flights travellers can often be confused by what is deemed to be a …
Wear the right stuff
Given that most low cost airlines charge quite a bit for checking in baggage and some, like Ryanair, now not only have a smaller sized hand luggage specification but a weight limit of 10 kilos, here’s a Wacky way to beat airline baggage charges
Customers of budget airline bmibaby are routinely asked at departure gates to put their hand luggage in a metal cage to ensure it met size restrictions. Fair enough. But the dimensions of the cages at their departure gates (at all airports) were smaller than those on the main concourse, meaning a £30 each way surcharge as the bags then had …
Decline in air traffic in 2009
Last year, 2009, saw the biggest decline in air traffic since the war according to the International Air Transport Association, IATA.
Iberia to charge for baggage
FACUA, the consumer watchdog, has criticised plans by the national airline Iberia to start charging for checking in baggage as from October 20th.
Airlines belonging to IATA (International Air Transport Association) are no longer providing paper tickets, thus saving not only costs but also about 50,000 trees.
EU warns airlines about their websites
The EU is warning airlines to get their websites in order within the next year or face punishment. Around 700 million passengers book their airline tickets online each year.