Booking Site HotelQuickly folds – the dangers of hotel meta-search!

The last-minute hotel booking site HotelQuickly has gone under, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded without hotel rooms and with worthless vouchers instead of refunds. The company based in Singapore was a copy cat of successful hoteltonight, offering last minute hotel stays at low prices. Meta-search sites that compare hotel and flight bookings across hundreds of sites and focus only on … Continue reading

Iceland Air buys local competitor low-cost carrier WOW Air

WOW Air was one of the low-cost carriers that sparked the fare wars over the North Atlantic, with one-way fares as low as $69 one-way, forcing competitors to respond. From their base in Iceland, they were able to fly across the Atlantic with narrow-body planes, which made for cheap, if uncomfortable flights. Now, their local competitor Iceland Air responded and bought … Continue reading

Wizz Air adjusts carry-on policy to match Ryan Air

Wizz Air (read my snapshot review here) the Eastern European low-cost carrier, is adjusting their baggage policy to match the recently tightened policy of Ryan Air. But, in this case its actually an improvement over their even more stringent and costly policy before! They are introducing a new 10kg check-in bag at a lower fee, making it potentially less expensive … Continue reading

Eurowings – Facts & Figures

Euowings started as a regional airline in Germany, was acquired by Lufthansa and transformed into a low-cost carrier. The airline is growing rapidly, adding new hubs, destinations and planes, resulting in head-spinning changes and some bad press from operational challenges. So, who really is Eurowings today, what destinations does Eurowings serve and what planes do they fly? … Continue reading

Snapshot WizzAir – Fast growing low-cost carrier from Hungary!

Wizz Air is a fast growing low-cost carrier (LCC) based in Budapest, Hungary, focused on connecting Eastern European cities with the rest of the region. Similar to other LCC, they connect many secondary cities non-stop, often with no direct competition, and they offer low, low prices. And you won’t be able to miss their planes in their bright pink/purple livery! … Continue reading