Wizzair WIZZ Flex Sale: Add โ‚ฌ1 To Make Your Booking More Flexible

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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 โ‚ฌ1 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 โ‚ฌ1 per flight per passenger (โ‚ฌ2 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.

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WIZZ Flex for โ‚ฌ1 – An offer worse than it sounds.

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 โ‚ฌ1 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.

Bottom Line

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 โ‚ฌ100 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!

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  1. CAREOL says:

    I don’t fully understand the forum’s hesitations about rebookings. Although, in principle, I don’t fly with any low-cost airline (even as a connecting flight), it should be clarified that Article 8. of (EC) No. 261/2004 is binding on all scheduled airlines, including low-cost carriers. In this respect, the case law of the European Court of Justice is quite clear if an airline cancels a flight (a ticket), the passenger has the right to request free rebooking instead of a refund by cash (not a voucher!), even if the cancellation is due to force majeure by airline’s reference. The other issue is, if the passenger decides – in advance of the airline – to ask for the cancellation, then of course he is no longer entitled to free rebooking. In this respect, the real problem is more noteworthy, and it could even be addressed in a separate post here, that I’m increasingly noticing: the OTA, and some “tactical” airlines are looking for the passenger with issued ticket, and in view of “future schedule changes” ask for his ticket to be canceled and refunded by the passenger (free rebooking is not offered either, although it’s mandatory). Forum readers should be reminded not to be misled in any way and wait for the airline to cancel their ticket, if the passenger does not do so, will not be able to make a free rebooking (have to pay a tariff difference), but there is even a chance the airline will also apply the passenger cancellation charges in accordance with the general fare rules.

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