The extra charges on low cost airlines

With many of the low-cost airlines introducing new ‘booking’ fees during 2012, Airport Parking and Hotels (www.aph.com) has updated their extra charges research to help travellers plan ahead and keep travel costs to a minimum. The research compares the extra charges imposed by budget airlines flying from UK airports, including checking-in fees, excess baggage fees, credit card charges, seat reservation charges and costs for cancelling or making changes to the flight.


Bmibaby

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

Online Free for hand luggage only

£8.00 per person, per one way flight

Call Centre

£11.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£11.00 per person, per one way flight

No Fee Tier 1 Destinations*Online

£13.99 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

Call Centre

£20.00 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

At Airport

£20.00 per bag,  per one way flight (22 kg)

Tier 2 Destinations*

Online

£14.99 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

Call Centre

£20.00 per bag, per one way flight  (22 kg)

At Airport

£20.00 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

Tier 3 Destinations*

Online

£15.99 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

Call Centre

£20.00 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

At Airport

£20.00 per bag, per one way flight (22 kg)

Baggage Fees at Departure Gate (not correctly checked-in)

Online

N/A

Call Centre

£30.00

At Airport

£30.00

Online£9.00 for each additional kilo of weight

Call Centre

£9.00 for each additional kilo of weight

At Airport

£12.00 for each additional kilo of weight

Credit Card£5.00 charge per person, per one way flight

Debit Card

£3.50 charge per person, per one way flight

No fee for Visa Electron

CancellationOnline

N/A

Call Centre

£40.00 per person per one way flight, plus any difference in fare

At Airport

N/A

Flight Change

Online

£35.00 per person, per flight (plus difference in fare)

Call Centre

£50.00 per person, per flight (plus difference in fare)

At Airport

£50.00 per person, per flight (plus difference in fare)

Name Change

Online

N/A

Call Centre

£40.00 per person, per flight (plus difference in fare)

At Airport

£40.00 per person, per flight, plus difference in fare
£100 at the departure gate, plus difference in fare

Pre Booked SeatsOnline

£5.50 – £9.00 per person, per one way flight (variable depending on length of flight)

Call Centre

£11.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£11.00 per person, per one way flight

Extra Legroom Seats

Online

£8.50 – £11.50 per person, per one way flight (variable depending on length of flight)

Call Centre

£15.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£15.00 per person, per one way flight

Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/ Airport (price fluctuates)


Easy Jet

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

No fee £9.00 per booking 1 Bag (20 kg)£20.00

If passenger brings more than one piece of hand luggage following fees apply:

Online

£25.00 per bag

Boarding Gate

£40.00 per bag

£10.00 for each additional kilo over 20kg Credit Card2.5% charge of total transaction, minimum £4.94

Debit Card

Booking fee of £9 per overall booking

Cancellation£30.00 per passenger, per flight

Flight Change

Online

£35.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Call Centre

£40.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

At Airport

£40.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Name Change

Online

£35.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Call Centre

£40.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

At Airport

£40.00 per passenger, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Pre Booked Seats£12 per booking (Band 1)
£8 per booking (Band 2)
£3 per booking (Band 3)

Extra Legroom

£12.00 (included as part of pre-booking seats)

Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/ Airport (price fluctuates)


Flybe

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

No fee Online£8.00 per booking

Call Centre

£8.00 per booking

At Airport

£8.00 per booking

EssentialsOnline

1 bag (15kg): £11.99

1 bag (20kg): £13.99

1 bag (23kg): £17.00

2 bags up to 40kgs: £30.00

Call Centre

1 bag (15kg): £18.00

1 bag (20kg): £20.00

1 bag (23kg): £35.00

2 bags up to 40kgs: £50.00

Airport

1 bag (20kg): £20.00

New Economy

Online

1 bag (15kg): Free

1 bag (20kg): Free

1 bag (23kg): £17.00

2 bags up to 40kgs: £30.00

Call Centre

N/A

Airport

N/A

Plus

Online

1 bag (15kg): Free

1 bag (20kg): Free

1 bag (23kg): Free

2 bags up to 40kgs: Free

Call Centre

1 bag (15kg): Free

1 bag (20kg): Free

1 bag (23kg): Free

2 bags up to 40kgs: Free

Airport

1 bag (15kg): Free

1 bag (20kg): Free

1 bag (23kg): Free

2 bags up to 40kgs: Free

Essential/ New Economy/ Plus Online

N/A

Call Centre

N/A

At Airport

Up to 3kg: £12.00 per additional kilo of weight
4-6kg: £15.00 per additional kilo of weight
6kg: £20.00 per additional kilo of weight

Credit Card£9.00 per booking

Debit Card

No charge

CancellationOnline

£25.00 per person, per flight

Call Centre

£30.00 per person, per flight

Flight Change

Online

£32.50 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Call Centre

£37.50 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

At Airport

£37.50 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Name Change

Online

N/A

Call Centre

£40.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£40.00 per person, per one way flight

EssentialsAssigned seating at check-in

To select seat:

Online

£6.50

Call Centre

£8.00

At Airport

£8.00

New Economy

Assigned seating at check-in

To select seat:

Online

Free

Call Centre

N/A

At Airport

N/A

Plus

Assigned seating at check-in

To select seat:

Online

Free

Call Centre

Free

At Airport

Free

Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/ Airport (price fluctuates)
Extra Legroom SeatsEssentials

Online

£15.00

Call Centre

£16.00

At Airport

£16.00

New Economy

Online

£8.50

Call Centre

N/A

At Airport

N/A

 

Plus

Online

Free

Call Centre

Free

At Airport

Free


Jet2.com

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

Online£1.00 per person, per one way flight for just hand luggage

£5.00 per person, per one way flight with bags

At Airport

£8.00 per person, per one way flight with just hand luggage

£17.50 per person, per one way flight  with bags, if forget to check-in online

Online3.6% of total fee but minimum charge of £4.99

Call centre £6.00 per person, per flight

1 Bag (22kg)Online

£12.00 per person, per bag

Call Centre or At Airport

£30.00 per person, per bag

Online, Call Centre or At Airport £12.00 per kilo Credit Card3.6% fee, minimum £4.99 Cancellation £35.00 per person per one way flight. All flights are non-refundable Pre booked Standard Seats £3.99 Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/Airport (price fluctuates)
Debit Card2.25% of total fee, minimum £4.99

No charge for Visa electron

Flight Change £27.50 per person, per one way flight, plus any difference in fare

Name Change

£35.00 per person, per one way flight plus any difference in fare, taxes, fees and charges

Extra Leg-Room£4.99 one way


Monarch

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

No Fee No Fee All  prices for one 20kg bagOnline

£15.99 or £18.99 per bag, per one way flight. Price varies according to route.

Call Centre

£25.00 per bag, per one way flight

At Airport

£25.00 per bag, per one way flight

Short haulOnline

£10.00 for first three kilos. £7.50 per kilo thereafter

Call Centre

£10.00 per kilo

At Airport

£10.00 per kilo

Long haul

Online, Call Centre or At Airport

£12.00 per kilo

Credit CardA fee of 4% or £5.00 per booking (whichever is greater) CancellationNot available Pre Booked SeatsOnline or Call Centre

£4.99 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

N/A

Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/Airport (price fluctuates)
Debit CardNo Fee Flight ChangeOnline

£27.50 per person, per one way flight, plus additional fare difference

Call Centre

£40.00 per person, per one way flight, plus additional fare difference

At Airport

N/A

Name Change

Online

£100 per person, per booking

Call Centre

£120 per person, per booking

At Airport

N/A


RyanAir

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

Online £6.00

Call Centre

£12.00

Airport

£12.00

OnlineN/A

Call Centre

£20.00 per person, per flight

At Airport

£20.00 per person, per flight

(per one way flight)
Online
1st Bag 15kg

Low season (Oct-May)
£15.00 – £20.00 per bagHigh season (Jun-Sep) & (21 Dec 2012 – 4 Jan 2013)
£25.00 – £30.00 per bag

1st Bag 20kg
Low season
£25.00 – £30.00 per bag

High season
£35.00 -£40.00 per bag

2nd Bag 15kg
Low season
£35.00 – £40.00 per bag

High season
£45.00 – £50.00 per bag

Call Centre or Airport Booking
1st Bag 15kg

Low Season
£60.00 – £80.00 per bag

High season
£100.00 – £120.00 per bag

1st Bag 20kg
Low Season
£75.00 – £90.00 per bag

High season
£105.00 – £130.00 per bag

2nd bag 15kg
Low season
£105.00 – £120.00 per bag

High season
£135.00 – £150.00 per bag

OnlineOption N/A Online

Call Centre

Option N/A via Call Centre

At Airport

£20.00 per each additional kilo of weight

Credit CardOnline

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

Call Centre

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

No Fee applies to payments made by

Ryanair Cash Passport Holders or MasterCard Prepaid Cardholders

Debit Card

Online

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

Call Centre

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

At Airport

£6.00 per person, per one way flight

No Fee applies to payments made by

Ryanair Cash Passport Holders or MasterCard Prepaid Cardholders

CancellationFlights cannot be cancelled and are non–refundable

Flight Change

Online

£50.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Call Centre

£75.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

At Airport

£75.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Name Change

Online

£110.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Call Centre

£160.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

At Airport

£160.00 per person, per one way flight, plus difference in fare

Pre Booked SeatsOnline

£10.00 per person, per flight

Call Centre

£10.00 per person, per flight

At Airport

N/A

Extra Legroom Seats

Ryanair does not have an option for Extra Legroom

Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/Airport (price fluctuates)RyanAir imposes an ETS Levy tax amongst the general taxes and fees which is currently set at £0.25 per person.

£17.00 per person Government Tax Refund Administration Fee


Thomson Airways

CHECK-IN FEE

ADMIN / BOOKING FEE

CHECKED-IN BAGGAGE

EXCESS BAGGAGE

CREDIT CARD CHARGES / DEBIT CARD CHARGES

CANCELLATION FEES/ NAME CHANGE FEE

PRE BOOKED SEATS / EXTRA LEGROOM

TAXES / FEES

No fee No fee OnlineCost of checking in baggage online is up to 50% off call centre and airport price

Call Centre or At Airport

1 Bag (23kg)

£30.00 per bag, per return flight for shorthaul routes

1 Bag (23kg)

£32.00 per bag, per return flight for midhaul routes

1 Bag (23kg)

£50.00 per bag, per return flight for longhaul routes

A maximum of 5 items of luggage can be pre-booked by each passenger

Online, Call Centre or At AirportPrices start at £15 for 5 additional kilos of weight Credit CardFor Visa Purchasing, MasteCard Credit or Visa Credit there is 2.5% per transaction, £4.95 minimum charge, whichever is greater CancellationFlights cannot be cancelled and are non–refundable Pre Booked Seats£7.00 per child
£12.00 per adult
Air Passenger Duty Tax and Passenger Service Tax administered by Government/Airport (price fluctuates)
Debit CardFree for Maestro; MasterCard Debit; Visa/Delta debit Flight Change £15.00 per person, per one way flight, plus any difference in fare

Name Change

£25.00 per person, per one way flight, plus any difference in fare

Extra Legroom seatsOnline

£30.00 per adult, per return flight

N/A for children


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