Do you want to save money when flying with a low-cost airline, but you’re wondering: are low-cost airlines really worth it?
I want to start by stressing that budget airlines are just as safe – no need to worry about that.
The first step is to go to a website like Skyscanner or Kayak and compare the prices of the airline. You need to make sure you’ve collected the flights that are cheap and have little layover time.
With low-cost airlines, even a carry-on can be paid at times. Be sure to check what is included, so you can purchase anything that is missing.
Double-check that you’re not over-packing and your bag is under the maximum allowed weight. Otherwise, additional charges apply.
Besides luggage, there are a lot of different additional fees. These fees are often low, to make it more tempting for you to pay for the additional services. Be aware of them and decide beforehand if you need them.
Avoid fees like this by making sure you spelled your name correctly.
If you have a short flight, bringing your own snacks will do. If you have a longer flight, you can bring entire salads and meals onboard.
Airlines are very smart. When you’re booking, you can choose your seat for an additional fee, but they’ve selected one automatically once you go through the process.
Many airlines require you to print your boarding pass before you fly.
Be prepared and always check where the airport is before you book your flight. You don’t want to have these unexpected surprises.