Low-cost and regular airlines

  • Over 950 airlines
  • Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air
  • PLL LOT, Lufthansa
  • Flights up to 50% off

Where do low-cost airlines fly to?

Low-cost airlines are for people who don’t want to spend a lot on travel, and would prefer to use the money they save buying low-cost tickets for other things.

  • The network of connections offered by budget airlines is very extensive, and some airlines with complementary routes cooperate with their competitors to offer low-cost flight tickets to the farthest corners of the world. Budget airlines that land at the USA airports primarily serves destinations within the country.

  • Carriers fly to the most popular cities and resorts, primarily along the seaside. Keep in mind that low-cost airlines are very focused on profitability, which is why a number of connections are only available during the summer holiday season, a time when they are sure they can fill up their planes with passengers.

  • If a given city has more than one airport, you can be sure that budget airlines will fly to the one that is the furthest from the centre of the city. This is because of the costs involved – the closer an airport is to the city centre, the higher the fees it charges.

Airlines ranking

  Airline Ticket prices Comfort Punctuality Staff Overall rating No. of reviews
1. Ryanair Ryanair (FR) 3.9 3.5 4 4.2 3.8 17156
2. easyJet easyJet (U2) 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.3 3.9 2758
3. Wizz Air Wizz Air (W6) 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.4 4 8695
4. Blue Air Blue Air (0B) 3.6 3.5 4.1 4.2 3.8 170
5. Aer Lingus Aer Lingus (EI) 3.7 4 4.1 4.4 4 202
6. Flybe Flybe (BE) 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.3 3.7 1091
7. Bulgaria Air Bulgaria Air (FB) 3.5 3.8 3.6 4.2 3.8 849
8. British Airways British Airways (BA) 3.6 3.8 4 4.1 3.8 315
9. Tarom Tarom (RO) 3.5 3.7 3.7 4.2 3.7 69
10. LOT LOT (LO) 3.3 3.8 3.8 4.3 3.8 2233

Which airlines are the cheapest?

When analysing the cost of airplane tickets, you should think about more than just the price of the fare.

  • When it comes to low-cost airlines, when you pay for the ticket you aren’t paying for any checked bags or other services available on-board or before you enter the airplane. Because airports served by budget airlines are often located on the outskirts or even dozens of kilometres beyond the borders of the city.

  • Remember to check how much you’ll pay for transport from the airport to your hotel. In extreme cases, it can turn out to be even more expensive than traveling by plane to another airport. This is another reason for you to think about the total cost of travel.

  • Of course, you can buy cheap tickets for budget airlines and spend very little money to travel. But keep one golden rule in mind – if you don’t absolutely need to, it doesn’t pay to take checked bags that you’ll pay extra fees for. You can buy most of your toiletries after you arrive to your destination.

Airline sales

Ticket prices change frequently. This is your chance to hunt for the cheapest flight tickets.

  • These changes happen for many reasons – because of the season, because of the number of other passengers interested, or changes in airport fees. Some travellers, if they’re patient enough, can find exceptional offers that cost as little as 10% of the standard fare.

  • Changeability of prices can also result from one other thing that all bargain hunters are waiting for – special sales run by airlines, which are sometimes offered regularly, in connection with a specific event, or even without any notice or special occasion. For example, American Airlines runs a promotion few times in a week, lowering flight prices for selected routes.

  • Low-cost airlines also organise fare sales, during which some tickets can be bought for just a few euros. There is almost always a pool of cheap flight tickets offered when a new route is opened. It’s worth looking out for these events, because when the sales are on, airline tickets sell out very quickly.

Low-cost airlines in the USA

  • In recent years, traveling by budget airlines has become very popular. This is due first and foremost to the rich offer of budget airlines, which reach almost every corner of Europe, and sometimes even further. Every Polish airport offers flights from at least one low-cost airline.

  • The most popular budget airlines in the USA are Spirit Airlines and JetBlue. Both are based in the USA. This isn’t so important, however, because apart from domestic routes they also offer flights to Europe.

  • In the USA, there are several other budget airlines in operation, including Virgin America. So don’t be surprised when you look for a connection and see offers from low-cost airlines in the search engine as well.

  • Which airlines are the safest?

    The standard of travel in airplanes is not uniform. Levels of comfort depend on both the airline and the class of ticket. Chairs can be wider, and there can be more legroom. But this has nothing to do with safety. Before take-off, every plane has to meet the very same conditions to be allowed to fly. Of course, this also applies to airplanes operated by budget airlines. Before every take-off the same parameters are tested, and machines are subjected to the same regular inspections. Various organizations and companies regularly publish safety rankings of airlines. Diverse parameters are taken into account, which is why these rankings are not always exactly the same. However, for years, the same airlines have been at the top of the safety rankings, and these include low-cost carriers.

  • Where should I look for budget airlines?

    We’d all like to travel quickly, cheaply, and comfortably. Usually we can satisfy two of these conditions. However, if we’re going to be traveling for only a few hours at most, it’s worth dealing with the lack of luxuries and selecting an offer from low-cost carriers. Where can you find them? The best place to look is where bargain hunters go for the cheapest fares. Of course, we’re talking about flight search engines that display results for all airlines in one place. Just choose the city we want to fly from, our destination, and the dates we want to travel. The search engine will scan current offers from hundreds of carriers, including low-cost airlines, and will display the cheapest way of getting where you want. This is a very comfortable way of doing things, because in one place we can check the offers of all the budget airlines on that route for a given day, and also compare offers for dates close to our target. This makes it easy and quick to find the cheapest and the most convenient flights.