Flying to ski resorts with 20 low cost airlines - INFOGRAPHIC
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are now in full spring. Have the winners inspired you to hit the piste? You may be surprised but transferring your skis and boots may cost you quite a lot. The recent research made by WhichAirline.com shows that they make a big impact on the final cost if you choose “wrong” airline.
The most expensive & the cheapest: who wins the SKI battle?
In the research, WhichAirline.com went through fees of 20 most popular European low-cost airlines to find out how much passengers have to pay when travelling with their ski equipment (= skis or snowboard, ski poles and boots). The results can be quite surprising as the difference among the fees can raise up to €120 per return flight.
Even though many of us would expect Ryanair to be the most expensive, the truth is that it comes in at 3rd place with €50 per one-way flight. So who charges the most? Two airlines are the most expensive when it comes to skis – Volotea and Smart Wings – both charge €60 per one-way flight.
On the other hand, there are airlines that will take your ski equipment free of charge – these include germanwings, Jetairfly or Air Berlin (when flying with their basic FlyDeal class). And that’s what makes the difference of €120.
For €120 you can rent carving skis, ski poles and boots for up to 7 days e.g. in some famous ski resorts in Austria, France or Italy. So is it worth bringing them with you?
Petra Vaškových, Feb 11, 2014
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