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Announced back in July, the changes have now come into effect. Wizz Air formerly charged a hidden fee for hand luggage, making passengers pay extra for larger bags that need to go in the overheard locker.
The airline have also introduced a two-bag allowance – and it’s available for less than a fiver with its Priority scheme. For between €5 and €10, passengers will get to take two bags on to the plane, helping them to avoid putting anything into stowage.
Their new policy will allow Priority customers to travel hassle-free. They will be allowed a 55x40x23cm bag(now complimentary to all passengers, thanks to Wizz Air’s new policy) as well as a small bag sized 40x30x18cm to be stored under the seat.
Further perks with Wizz Air Priority service include priority boarding, to allow customers to skip the queue to get on the plane – an initiative similar to airlines such as EasyJet.
Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer at Wizz Air, said: “Here at Wizz Air passenger satisfaction is our priority, which is why we have listened to customer feedback and now offer a large item of hand luggage free with each Wizz Air ticket purchased.
"This is another example of Wizz Air’s commitment to providing a best in class experience for our customers, from the moment they book their WIZZ flight, to landing at their destination of choice. "Our friendly and professional crew look forward to welcoming both new and returning passengers on board soon.”
Wizz Air’s useful new policy follows the controversy surrounding Ryanair’s proposed hand luggage fee. Ryanair is set to add a charge for passengers wanting to store cabin bags in the overhead locker. The transition was meant to encourage passengers to check in their bags more, as the weight restriction for check-in bags was increased from 15kg to 20kg.
They have also reduced the cost of check-in bags, from £35 to £25.
However, the change has now been delayed until after January 15th, to allow passengers to get used to the transition.
Story courtesy of the Daily Express.