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Old 27th Nov 2017, 16:46
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There is also another route axed from Liverpool.

Shift to S EAST.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 18:01
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@Buster

HRK will not be a base but a destination.

TGM base will not resume (the aircraft is flying from CLJ for a while already due to TGM runway closure) but the aircraft will be moved to SBZ (#2).
LUZ base will be closed in June 2018 (however the station will continue to be served with W-pattern flights), the based aircraft will be redeployed to be #7 in KTW.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 18:58
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@TBSC - do you know is Wizz really going to operate flights during New Year midnight or is this schedulling error on new routes that will be fixed? NUE-SOF, LTN-VAR, LTN-KIV have flights that take off in year 2017 and land in 2018 which is very unusual for an LCC. All of these are new routes.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 19:02
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@alm1 LTN-VAR, NUE-SOF, LTN-KIV, LTN-DEB are to be operated on the evening of 31DEC.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 19:39
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TangoAlphad - Wizz usally send emails exactly two moths before departure. But there is precedent with Ryanair mass cancelations now and the result was clarification that passengers are entitled to be reaccomodated on another airline.

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@alm1 LTN-VAR, NUE-SOF, LTN-KIV, LTN-DEB are to be operated on the evening of 31DEC.
Thanks. LTN-DEB looks even more convenient

Then I have another question. New VNO-ATH is schedulled as 5th aircraft in Vilnius which was not announced and there are no other rotations for it. Are we going to get it and even more new routes?
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 19:54
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UK CAA made Ryanair to send this email to affected passengers. So you can demand comparable things from Wizz Air:

We refer to our recent email regarding your Ryanair flight booking, and we write to remind you that you are entitled to choose between a full refund of the cost of your ticket, or re-routing as well as a refund of certain expenses (as detailed below).


If you wish to avail of re-routing, you can transfer online (free of charge) to the next alternative Ryanair flight to the same destination airport (subject to seat availability) click here. If you require other rerouting options, such as departing / arriving from another airport served by Ryanair or (if a suitable Ryanair flight is unavailable) an alternative airline, train, bus or car hire, please contact reservations, click to chat with one of our advisors (subject to opening hours) or go to the airport ticket desk. If you avail of re-routing via an alternative airport, you will be entitled to a refund of the reasonable cost of transferring to that airport. Also, if you avail of rerouting and, as a result, incur expenses in respect of accommodation, meals or refreshments, you will be entitled to a refund of such reasonable expenses.


If you were notified of a flight cancellation more than 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure date, you are not entitled to EU261 compensation (as opposed to expenses as detailed above).

We again sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. If, following our previous email, you have already made a choice of a refund but now wish to change your decision, please contact our Customer Service team and we will assist you to alter your preference. For example, if you chose a refund and re-booked an alternative comparable transport option (flight, train, bus, car hire, etc.) yourself, we will refund the difference in cost, to be assessed on a case by case basis.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 21:58
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I can't believe that in this day and age they think they can get away with what is essentially a credit note.
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 00:17
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Originally Posted by alm1 View Post
UK CAA made Ryanair to send this email to affected passengers. So you can demand comparable things from Wizz Air:
And this is the point that Ryanair made whilst that whole situation was going on when they started speaking about British Airways and other airlines and looking forward to the CAA taking enforcement action.

The CAA's response to Ryanair was was essentially a paltry: 'we wrote to a number of other airlines and asked if they were complying with EU261 regulations.' because yeah, I can just see them all queuing up to admit to it.

I won't hold my breath of the CAA getting involved with this.
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 00:20
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
Oh and Wizz air have been telling people in my group no refunds. A refund to their Wizz account is only option to spend on their network.
You should write to the Department for Transport in the UK and tell them to sort their regulator out and make them start applying their rules rigidly and calling all the airlines out who are doing such practices no matter who they are.

As predicted, they went after Ryanair but have done Eff all about the fact the practice is endemic in the industry whilst claiming to be on the passengers side.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 15:16
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I'm sure the CAA will get their pitchforks out this time too. They have to find out where they're stored and dust them off, and wait for complaints, ...
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 15:10
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Wizz November passenger volumes up 22% | interactive investor
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 16:50
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There are a few countries, where Wizz has almost monopoly in the low-cost sector, among them Georgia. Apparently strengthening its position there with just announced new route from Riga to Kutaisi, this new service will operate two weekly flights from 25 March 2018.

Also in the news... Wizz reinforces its position in Turku (Western Finland). From end of March there will be as much as 11 weekly flights on the route TKU - Gdansk. In spite of great popularity of this route, none of the low cost carriers links any of the Finnish airports with Warsaw, what amazes me a bit.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 17:15
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This flight comes in expense of Riga-Liverpool, which was sold till yesterday with the same departure times. That's another discontinued route between UK regions and Eastern Europe.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 07:46
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I think it is clear the only focus for Wizz in the UK will be at Luton
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 11:24
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
Oh and Wizz air have been telling people in my group no refunds. A refund to their Wizz account is only option to spend on their network.
And if you do insist on a cash refund, Wizzair charges a fee of 60 Euros PER PASSENGER PER SECTOR.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 07:33
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Luton-Athens, Bari and Reykjavik.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 11:57
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7 aircraft to be Luton-based, including 2 A321.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 16:45
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+ LCA increased to 10 weekly
https://wizzair.com/en-gb/informatio...london-luton#/
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 19:59
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
I got cash back in the end. Informed the lady on the phone I worked for an airline and was very familiar with the rules and the options of going via the CAA.. worked a treat.
Well you are the big man aren't you
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 10:01
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Wizz have cut their winter schedule back further at DSA. Poznan and Gdnask now only twice weekly as opposed to the original 4.
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