Plane Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts of flying

Getting stuck next to an inconsiderate passenger for a long-haul flight has to be one of the worst experiences known to humankind. We’ve all been there. Unfortunately, we can’t control the actions of others, but we can control our own. So follow this simple guide to plane etiquette and hopefully it will inspire those around…

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Entertainment for children at airports

Airports = waiting times. With flight delays and cancellations seemingly increasing, it’s always important to ensure you have something to do to keep yourself entertained in the terminal. But for those travelling with children over the Easter break, this task becomes even more difficult. How can you keep yourself and your little ones happy? Here…

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Airline cost structures: what’s the real difference? #5: Ryanair

See previous comparisons: Eurowings, Norwegian Air, Air Berlin and Air France. This week: Ryanair  Example flight: Hamburg – Porto, Thursday 18 May 2017 Conclusion Again, it seems like the best/cheapest option is to go for the regular fare and add on the extras you need. Unless you absolutely require a longer 30-day check-in window (for example, if you’re…

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Want to avoid flight delays? Here are the best months to travel

Flight delays and cancellations are inevitable. Luckily, delay compensation exists thanks to EU Regulation 261/2004, and refund.me assists passengers in claiming compensation money from airlines. But if you’re looking to avoid flight delays entirely, our statistics from the past three years highlight which months of the year passengers are most/least likely to experience them. The overall percentage…

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Airline cost structures – what’s the real difference? #4: Air France

See our previous comparisons on airline cost structures: Eurowings, Norwegian Air and Air Berlin. This week: Air France Example flight: Paris ORLY – Nice, Thursday 1st June 2017 Conclusion The only real difference in benefits for these fare classes is the number of Flying Blue Miles awarded. Apart from that, there’s not much difference in…

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Airline cost structures – what’s the real difference? #3: Air Berlin

So far, we have compared the price difference in fare types/classes for Eurowings and Norwegian Air. Both comparisons show that there’s not much of a difference in the low and middle fare types when extras are added on, and the flex options are always monumentally more expensive. We’ll now see how the cost structure of…

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Avoid getting sick when you fly

Whether or not poor quality re-circulated air leads to sickness, being in close proximity to hundreds of other people in a cramped metal tube doesn’t exactly lend itself to good health. Especially during these colder months, bugs are more common than flight delays in July. It’s important to guard yourself against colds and flu while you’re…

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Airline cost structures – what’s the real difference? #2: Norwegian

Last week, we compared the cost structure and different fare types Eurowings offers, and found there is a very small difference between the airline’s basic and smart fare when adding on extras. Today, we look at Norwegian Air. Example flight: London-Gatwick – Barcelona, Friday 31st March 2017 Conclusion If you don’t mind being randomly allocated…

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Airline cost structures – what’s the real difference? #1: Eurowings

With the increased demand for low-cost flights and stripped back services, many airlines have introduced various fare types for passengers to choose from. They range in price from low to high, and include different services accordingly. But what’s the real difference between these tariffs? Is it really worth spending the extra cash outright on a…

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Dog denied boarding: refund.me wins €1200 for passengers

Every traveller will inevitably experience flight delays and cancellations at some point in their life. Unfortunately, they are just part of the deal, especially with the growing popularity of low-cost carriers. In such cases, replacements must be arranged by the airline; otherwise passengers are entitled to a full refund of their ticket price. If replacements…

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