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Old 17th May 2018, 18:44
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Scheduled turnaround is min 30 mins for the 320 and 35 mins for the 321.
Obviously your opinion whether Wizz have place in Europe is perfectly valid based on observations on a single leg.
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Old 17th May 2018, 19:15
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Merely pointing out the things which are factually incorrect. I did not defend the crew you mentioned.
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Old 17th May 2018, 22:06
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I must be lucky, out of 32 flights with them last year none of them were late or in any way eventful.

The boarding process is a painful experience I'll admit, this is especially true at Luton with the stairway holding area which becomes seriously uncomfortable after 20 minutes of waiting either in the boiling heat or freezing cold. It's not uncommon for them to call for boarding while the inbound aircraft is still over half an hour away. In most cases half the passengers are processed before the holding pen/stairway becomes full and those with priority boarding are pushed up against the fire exit and windows. Other airlines are guilty of this process but Wizz appear the worst offenders.

The actual physical boarding of the aircraft always seems very orderly, there's always enough room in the overhead lockers, passengers take their seats quickly and there's very little seat swapping or lingering in the aisle, it's usually a far better experience than Ryanair or other low cost carriers of similar calibre. I've never had a problem with crew or their professionalism either, most of my flights are operated by Lithuanian or Polish based crews so are well established with Wizz and have plenty of experience at this point but I'd hazard a guess that Wizz UK or staff at newer bases are inexperienced, rushed and potentially trained with a "learn on the job" attitude thrusted upon them.

All flights on time, crew are usually well groomed and professional but not exactly friendly, flight crew informative and aircraft are spotless and comfortable. Experience on the ground varies from average to horrendous depending on the handler, Luton and Budapest being horrendous and Vilnius being average.
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Old 17th May 2018, 22:54
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Flown with them a lot, no real issues.

Only airline I have been mega delayed and got an EU261 payment for..................... which used for more flights with them.
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Old 18th May 2018, 06:53
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I notice it has also reintroduced the 1-hour-delay gamble on its website, where if you pay an extra 10 or so you get 100 back if you're an hour late. It takes a genius to make ancillary revenue out of delays! It goes without saying that Wizzair is more likely to make money from this than its customers; last year I flew 11 W6 sectors; only 2 were on time, and the *average* delay on the other 9 was 25 minutes. Welcome to Luton, where you can consistently run late and make even more money!
As daft as it sounds, it's a genius idea. Now just need to wait for other airlines to introduce it and we'll all be rich
(just a shame it's WIZZ credit, not cash )
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Old 18th May 2018, 10:04
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Making conclusions about the delays (waiting etc.) can be somewhat one-sided if observed in big airports only. Recently have flown with them several times from a smallish airport to an even smaller one, all flights ahead of schedule, no disappointments.
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Old 24th May 2018, 17:32
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Full year results
http://cdn.static.wizzair.com/static..._F18_FINAL.pdf
http://cdn.static.wizzair.com/static...n_FINAL_UK.pdf
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 17:44
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Next milestone: Wizz Air received its 100th aircraft
https://wizzair.com/en-gb/informatio...s-100-aircraft
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 10:07
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New routes from Luton: Tromso, Verona, Grenoble an Eilat (starting OCT/DEC).
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 10:45
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Tromso is a brave and outside the box development, there doesn't seem to be a good track record of non Scandinavian airlines companies on routes to Norway and Sweden...
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Old 28th Jun 2018, 08:13
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Wizz Air pilots,

I'm looking for a responsible and honest contact to PM me to help me out with some questions I have regarding the company. I'm an FO with 5500hrs total time and B737 rated (not RYR pilot). If there is a good Samaritan out there, please PM me.
Thanks
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Old 28th Jun 2018, 10:39
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD View Post
Tromso is a brave and outside the box development, there doesn't seem to be a good track record of non Scandinavian airlines companies on routes to Norway and Sweden...
You must mean excluding Stockholm surely! Ryanair and Easyjet exist on the route from London?
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 07:25
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More impressive figures from Wizz. A total of 3,029,121 passengers travelled in June up 21.8 per cent on the corresponding month last year with the load factor 93.3 per cent up one per cent. The rolling 12 month figure is 31,055,268 up 23.2 per cent with the load factor 91.6 per cent up one per cent also.
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 10:42
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
You must mean excluding Stockholm surely! Ryanair and Easyjet exist on the route from London?
And Oslo area, where Ryanair have had a good operation for the last 20+ years
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 13:33
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Birmingham - Cluj starting December 16th 2018
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 20:08
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A ninth aircraft is to join Wizz Air UK this winter. A new daily service Lisbon is to start at the end of October with a three times weekly service Kharkov in Ukraine subject to the necessary approval. Increased frequencies to Tirana, Pristina and Satu Mare will make a total of 14 extra weekly flights

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Old 6th Aug 2018, 11:27
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11 NEW ROUTES


Prishtina to Basel
Prishtina to Memmingen.
Prishtina to Dortmund
Tirana to Dortmund
Warsaw to Vienna
Budapest to Doncaster
Craiova to Charleroi
Lviv to Vilnius
Kharkiv to Bratislava
Kharkhiv to Wroclaw
Kharkiv to Gdansk
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 11:43
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And for all these new routes there are canceled routes or reduced freequences to accomodate them.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 07:07
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If you didn't know alm1 that is the nature of a low cost carriers business. If routes are not performing as they expect drop or reduce frequencies and try somewhere else.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 16:09
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There is fine distinction when routes are discontinued and when they are on sale and then get canceled when lots of people have already bought tickets. Wizz always does later. And they do not send notification immediately, they wait till 2 moths till departure.

If I didn't look at my account, I would think I still have Christmas flights from Vilnius to Rome. But that route got canceled with many others to make room for flights from Vilnius to Marrakesh and to move one aircraft elsewhere. My account showed that I have flights to London instead with the suggestion to accept this little change. Oh, and the new route from Vilnius to Marrakesh is now canceled too before even starting after people bought tickets (obviously too little of them), so now is Vilnius to Lviv on sale. And many other routes get time changed when they make these changes.

They also just remove frequencies mid week outside of peak season (like in September, October) on non performing routes with just several weeks notice keeping aircraft on ground to save costs, passengers with tickets be damned.

They to this all the time. And they still manage to get away with simple refunds as Ryanair already has been forced to add clauses about rebooking on other airlines to their policy and notifies customers about such possibility.
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