Due to the catastrophic impact of Covid-19 to the travel industry, many airlines come up with new ways to consolidate losses. Emirates is basically giving out two year valid vouchers, Etihad adds 50% to the purchase value of actual vouchers and Easyjet lowered its bag fees to €1 for a couple of weeks.
Low-cost carrier Wizzair is the next airline to attempt something new, giving you the choice to add WIZZ Flex to new bookings at the cost of €1 per flight per passenger (€2 for a roundtrip) until June 21, 2020. While this offer might seem attractive, the benefits of WIZZ Flex aren’t good enough to justify a new booking because of it.
WIZZ Flex allows passengers to change the flight date, flight time or destination up to three hours before your departure once without a fee. However, you still need to pay the price difference between your old and your new flight. Further, you need to pay changes in taxes and surcharges. You can find the rules of WIZZ Flex here.
This option can be added for €1 to any flight that you book today or tomorrow, but only to new bookings. There are no restrictions regarding origin, destination or travel dates. You cannot add it to existing bookings.
In comparison to other offers and cancellation policies we have seen, this offer is simply not good. It is very similar to what most other airlines offer for free. Since you’d still have to pay the price difference, you are still in danger of paying more than €100 if you make changes to your flight.
Even worse, by agreeing to receive a credit to your WIZZ Account, you may forfeit your right to monetary compensation – since you told you the airline that you’re fine with an alternative compensation. While it shouldn’t be impossible to get a refund, it certainly makes it much harder.
Thanks to our source fly4free!