Travelling with low-cost airlines? This infographic may well be your best friend next time you're packing you bags.
For 16 popular low-cost airlines we compared their baggage allowances, costs and fees and bring you the ultimate guide for your next trip. Did you know it can actually be cheaper to pay for your friend to fly with you and carry a piece of baggage, rather than pay up to €135 in Ryanair fees? Or that leaving toiletries at home and buying replacements when you get to your destination can be cheaper than taking them with you?
To help make it all clearer, WhichAirline.com went through the costs related to checked-in baggage and the fees for excess weight from various airlines in Europe and put it all together in one infographic. Check our infographic and find out how to save and what to avoid.
Overview of baggage allowance and fees
|Airline||Checked baggage allowance||Checked baggage fee online||Excess baggage fee|
|Ryanair||15 kg*||€ 25||€ 20 /kg|
|Wizz Air||32 kg||€ 20||–|
|Flybe||15 kg*||€ 18||€ 14 /kg|
|Air Berlin||23 kg||€ 15||€ 100 /bag|
|Volotea||20 kg||€ 15||€ 12 /kg|
|easyJet||20 kg||€ 12||€ 14 /kg|
|Vueling||23 kg||€ 12||€ 12 /kg|
|Air One||20 kg||€ 11||€ 11 /kg|
|Germawings||23 kg||€ 10||€ 50 /bag|
|Transavia||15 kg*||€ 10||€ 10 /kg|
|Norwegian||20 kg||€ 9||€ 9 /kg|
|SmartWings||15 kg||free||€ 50 /bag|
|Widerøe||23 kg||free||€ 50 /bag|
|SAS||23 kg||free||€ 45 /bag|
|JetAirfly||20 kg||free||€ 35 /bag|
|Corendon||20 kg||free||€ 7 /kg|
*more options and conditions can be found at airline's website
The infographic is also available in GBP.
Note: Prices shown in the infographics and the chart are valid for short-haul flights within Europe only. Always check your airline's website before your departure to get the latest information about baggage allowance for your flight. Prices may slightly differ due to exchange rates conversion.
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