(PRWEB UK) 11 October 2012
Hungarian airline Wizz Air is set to be the first operator in Europe to introduce charges on their passenger’s hand luggage. From 24th October, the airline will charge customers £9 (€10) to bring their hand luggage onboard with them. Wizz Air said it the new scheme will allow fares to be reduced by £4.05 (€5) a flight.
Passengers who carry baggage larger than 42cm x 32cm x 25cm are subject to the fee whereas smaller bags will be allowed onboard providing that they fit comfortably underneath their seat.
The policy has already been implemented in North America by two carriers; Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air.
A spokesperson from Smart Luggage shares her thoughts on the subject:
“The introduction of cabin baggage fees is not a new concept for global airlines, but this is the first example of its implementation in Europe. A recent survey by Skyscanner, a flight comparison service, revealed that 88 pc of travellers saying they would choose to fly with another airline than pay for carry-on fees.”
Smart Luggage is the UK’s leading online luggage retailer. The company was created to provide a comprehensive collection of the finest quality of luggage at competitive prices.