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Wizz Air Baggage Restrictions: Your Comprehensive Guide

Wizz Air Baggage Restrictions: A Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Wizz Air baggage restrictions. As a leading provider of travel luggage, we at Tripp understand the importance of knowing your airline's baggage rules. In this post, we'll break down everything you need to know about Wizz Air's baggage restrictions, from carry-on bags and cabin cases to hold luggage.


Introduction To Wizz Air

Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has gained popularity for its affordable flights across Europe and beyond. With its competitive pricing and extensive network of over 200 destinations, it has become a go-to choice for many travellers. But before you book your next flight, it's essential to understand their baggage restrictions to avoid any unexpected fees at the airport.

So, why is Wizz Air so cheap? The airline operates on a low-cost business model, which means they cut costs wherever possible. This includes operating from smaller airports, offering no-frills services, and charging for extras like baggage and seat selection. This model allows them to offer lower ticket prices, making air travel more accessible to a broader audience.

Despite its name, Wizz Air is not a British airline. It was founded in 2003 in Budapest, Hungary, and has since grown to serve numerous countries across Europe and the Middle East. From London, Wizz Air offers flights to a wide range of destinations. These include popular European cities like Budapest, Bucharest, Krakow, Tirana, Vienna, Lisbon, Rome, Naples, Milan, Malaga, Madrid, and Athens. Additionally, the airline has expanded its network to include destinations in the Middle East, such as Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Amman, Muscat, and Tel Aviv.

Wizz Air also offers a range of services to enhance your travel experience. Their mobile app allows you to search and book flights, organise your entire holiday, and even check in for your flight. The app also offers real-time flight tracking, the ability to share flight searches with friends and family, and the option to save your ticket and other important travel documents for ease of access.

For frequent travellers, Wizz Air offers a Discount Club membership, which provides access to discounted flight fares. Additionally, through partnerships with other companies, you can reserve hotels, book taxis to and from the airport, and even rent cars at a discounted rate.

In-flight, Wizz Air offers an extensive menu of meals, snacks, and drinks that can be ordered in advance. They also offer duty-free alcohol and gifts for purchase. For entertainment, you can download the ‘WIZZ’, their in-flight magazine before you board.

Wizz Air's affordable pricing, extensive network of destinations, and range of services make it a popular choice for travellers on a budget. However, it's essential to understand their baggage restrictions and additional charges to avoid any unexpected fees.


Understanding Wizz Air Baggage Restrictions

Wizz Air Carry-On Bags

Every passenger on Wizz Air is allowed to bring one personal item onboard for free. This item, such as a small backpack or handbag, cannot be larger than 40 x 30 x 20cm and must not weigh more than 10 kilograms. 


Tripp Recommendation

We offer a range of bags that will fit Wizz Air’s personal items restrictions. The Full Circle II and Style Lite Flight Bag are our top picks. Both of these feature adjustable shoulder straps, and a back sleeve, making them an ideal luggage topper bag. 


Wizz Air Cabin Cases

If you're planning to bring a larger bag into the cabin, you'll need to be aware of Wizz Air's cabin baggage restrictions. Wizz Air Priority allows you to bring an additional piece of luggage onto the plane. The maximum size for cabin baggage is 55 x 40 x 23cm, and it cannot weigh more than 10 kilograms. The cost of bringing a cabin bag on Wizz Air varies, but it's typically between €5-€35 if bought ahead of time, and €20 or more at the airport. It's always a good idea to invest in a bag that fits within the size and weight limits to avoid any unexpected fees.

 


Tripp Recommendation

We offer a variety of cabin cases that fit Wizz Air’s Priority restrictions. Our top picks are the Escape and Horizon collections. They both come in various colours to best suit you, along with an integrated TSA lock and 4-wheels. 


Wizz Air Hold Luggage

For those who need to bring more luggage, Wizz Air offers the option to check in bags. Passengers can check a single item weighing up to 20 kilograms for a fee. If you're on the Wizz Plus tier, you can check up to 32 kilograms for free. You can also book extra baggage spots, but six is the maximum. Keep in mind that no item can be larger than 149 x 119 x 171cm. The cost of checking in bags varies depending on the season and the length of your flight, but it typically ranges from €16-€60 if bought ahead of time, and €80 or more at the airport.


Tripp Recommendation

We have a great selection of suitcases that compile with Wizz Air’s requirements. Our top picks are the Holiday 7 and Chic collections. All three sizes of these cases will fit the hold luggage restrictions. Both cases also feature retractable handles and come with our 5 year guarantee.


Additional Wizz Air Luggage  Extras

Wizz Air offers several additional paid extras to make your travel experience more comfortable. These include priority boarding, extra legroom seats, and the option to add baggage after booking. The cost of these extras varies, so it's best to check Wizz Air's website for the most up-to-date information.


Wizz Air Seasonal Variations In Baggage Fees

Wizz Air's baggage fees vary based on several factors, including the weight of the baggage, the season of travel, and the method of booking. Below, we've organised a comprehensive table that breaks down these fees, providing you with a clear picture of what to expect.

From lightweight carry-ons to heavier checked bags, and even special items like sports equipment, this table covers it all. Take a look to find the information that's relevant to your travel needs, for the most up-to-date details check Wizz Air's official website.


View The Table

 

Weight Limit

Season

Booking Method

Fee Range

Max. 10 kg

Low Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£4.45 – ‎£52.60

 

High Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£5.34 – ‎£63.74

Max. 20 kg

Low Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£7.13 – ‎£70.43

 

High Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£8.02 – ‎£84.70

 

Low Season

Airport

‎£53.50

Max. 26 kg

Low Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£10.69 – ‎£80.24

 

High Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£11.59 – ‎£95.40

 

Low Season

Airport

‎£80.00

Max. 32 kg

Low Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£16.94 – ‎£94.50

 

High Season

Online & Call Centre

‎£17.83 – ‎£111.45

 

Low Season

Airport

‎£107.00

Sports Equip.

N/A

Online & Call Centre

‎£40.00

 

N/A

Airport

‎£58.00

Excess Weight

N/A

Airport

‎£11.50 per kilo

 

High Season: March 29th - April 7th, June 8th - September 22nd, December 14th - January 6th

Low Season: All other dates


FAQs About Wizz Air Baggage Restrictions

To help you further, we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Wizz Air's baggage restrictions


Does Wizz Air measure hand luggage?

Absolutely, Wizz Air does measure hand luggage. The airline has strict rules for hand luggage size and weight. The maximum dimensions for a bag are 40 x 30 x 20cm, and the bag must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. The weight limit for the bag is 10kg. Oversized bags may incur an extra fee at the gate.


What size is a Wizz Air cabin bag?

The size of Wizz Air's cabin bag is strictly regulated. The maximum dimensions allowed for a cabin bag are 55 x 40 x 23cm, and the weight should not exceed 10kg. This is applicable for priority passengers. Non-priority passengers are allowed a smaller bag with dimensions 40 x 30 x 20cm.


Is Wizz Air strict on backpack size?

Yes, Wizz Air is strict on backpack size. The backpack is considered as hand luggage, and its dimensions should not exceed 40 x 30 x 20cm. If your backpack is your only piece of hand luggage and fits under the seat in front of you, you can take it on board for free.


What luggage can I take on Wizz Air?

Wizz Air allows one piece of hand luggage measuring 40 x 30 x 20 cm and weighing up to 10 kg for free. Priority passengers can bring an additional larger item measuring 55 x 40 x 23 cm and weighing up to 10 kg. For checked luggage, Wizz Air offers options of either 3 pieces weighing 20 kg each or 3 pieces weighing 32 kg each when booked online, with additional charges applying.

 


How much is 10kg Wizz Air luggage?

The cost of 10kg Wizz Air luggage can vary depending on when and how you purchase the luggage allowance. It's generally cheaper to purchase luggage allowance online at the time of booking rather than at the airport. The exact prices can be found on the Wizz Air website.

 


How to check in with Wizz Air?

You can check in with Wizz Air online via their website or mobile app. Online check-in opens 30 days before the flight and closes 3 hours before the scheduled departure time. If you haven't checked in online, you can also check in at the airport for a fee.


Can I add baggage after booking with Wizz Air?

Yes, you can add baggage after booking with Wizz Air. You can do this online via the Wizz Air website or mobile app up to 3 hours before your scheduled departure time. Additional fees apply for adding baggage after booking.

 


Can I have a handbag with hand luggage on Wizz Air?

Yes, you can have a handbag with hand luggage on Wizz Air if you have purchased Wizz Priority. Wizz Priority allows you to bring an additional small bag (max. 55 x 40 x 23cm) on board in addition to your free hand luggage.

 


Thank you for exploring our comprehensive guide on Wizz Air's baggage restrictions. At Tripp, we're committed to making your travel experience as smooth, hassle-free and, of course, stylish. Explore our wide range of suitcases and luggage that comply with airline regulations, and take advantage of our regular special offers. Safe travels!

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Posted by Emma Smith
6th November 2023

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