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BUDGET AIRLINES

Updated: Mar 7



There are many airlines globally, a few big names, and a few you probably would have never heard of. We will add the ones we have flown with and check out each airline's pros and cons.




EUROPE


EASYJET



This is one of our favourites as we have used it many times to hop around Europe. With its bright orange tail and lettering, this one stands out; it also has hotels all over Europe and also branched in U.A.E and offers a no-frill service.


PROS


• Very cheap flights

• Operating in 35 countries so 'easy' access to places

• Punctuality ( our personal experiences)

• The online App is easy to navigate

• Self-check-in kiosks


CONS


• Extra fee for picking seats

• no Wifi

• only one small cabin bag



RYANAIR



Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline and probably 2nd here in the U.K behind Easyjet. It is the airline we managed to get our cheapest ever flights from Exeter to Malta for £5 each way, the total cost for us both £20


PROS


• Operates in 37 countries

• Online app

• REALLY cheap fares can be available


CONS


• Very strict on baggage and will penalise you

• Cramped conditions on the plane

• Many advertising during the flight

• Hidden costs


WIZZ AIR



Wizz air is a company based in Budapest that travels all over Europe and some North African countries, and this is the airline we used on our first flight together.


PROS


• Operates 44 countries

• Online App

• Self check-Kiosks

• Friendly staff


CONS


• Opposition to employees and trade unions

• Very difficult to claim compensation if a flight has been delayed

• Baggage allowance

• Extra cost for picking seats


NORWEGIAN AIRLINES



Norwegian Airlines are a budget airline and the largest in Scandinavia and flies within Europe with their smaller Airbuses. Until January 2021 flew budget long haul International flights that we travelled to New York on.


PROS


• Friendly staff

• Very cheap international flights ( been cancelled January 2021)

• Self check-Kiosks

• Punctual

• Comfortable seats


CONS


• Extra cost for meals on long haul

• Extra fees for choosing seats



ASIA



AIR ASIA



We have Flown with this airline a couple of times around Southeast Asia, and they are one of the most popular budget airlines on the continent.


PROS


• Over 60 destinations

• Cheap fares

• Complinmentry meals, even on short flights

• Comfortable seating

• Self-check-in kiosks


CONS


• Strict baggage allowances

• not much legroom



NOK AIR



Nok Air is Thailands budget airline flying mainly domestic flights out of Bangkok airport.


Cheap domestic flights

• Less cramped on the plane, being not as popular as Air Asia

• Flight staff efficient and friendly

• Travels to 36 destinations


CONS


• Lack of customer support

• Baggage allowances

• Online site difficult to navigate


SCOOT AIRLINES



Scoot is a low budget airline based in Singapore and had been running since 2012


PROS


• Over 67 destinations

• Comfortable seats

• Friendly on flight staff


CONS


• Bad customer Service

• poor options of food and drink

• Cramped seating


Air China



Air China is again one of the biggest Budget airlines in Asia and is based primarily in Beijing with a fleet size of 445.

We travelled on a long haul from London to Chengdu then onwards to Bangkok, and we didn't have the best flight, this is our personal experience.


PROS


• Has 201 destinations with short-haul and long haul


CONS


• Outdated and broken seating and T.v screens

• uncomfortable seating

• Terrible food

• Bad service



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