Phxtravelboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 221 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
Hey all, my boyfriend and I will be leaving on Saturday for a trip to Austria, Hungary, and Germany (I'll be doing a great trip report with tons of pics once we get home) and we have a flight from BUD to STR on Germanwings. Has anyone ever flown on them? How is their service, punctuality, etc? I heard they are owned by LH, is this true? Their website portrays them as being similiar to legacy carriers in terms of baggage allowance so that's a good thing as we'll have a bit of luggage. Thanks for any info.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
I flew them from CGN-BHX in February as opposed to a long coach journey and ferry crossing. I booked the flight 48 hours before it left and got a reasonable fare, the flight was comfortable, almost on time, and I had a whole row free to myself. I didn't buy anything onboard, but you could, however the prices were fairly steep. All in all I would fly them again, for a LCC they are good.
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Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
Yes I did a couple of trips between London, Cologne, Munich and Budapest. They were mostly on time, with good comfort, good serivce, and their snacks on board are of good quality. Try the combo thing, which would include a German Beer. Enjoy your flights.
Eurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
I fly 4U regularly between STN and STR or CGN and have always found the service to be punctual and reliable. The aircraft always seem clean and the staff friendly and helpful.
On the two occasions I've known serious delays, 4U have been very professional in dealing with the problems. A colleague was taking the evening STN-STR flight last year and the aircraft went tech on the taxi out to the runway. 4U arranged overnight accommodation for all of the passengers in the nearby Radisson SAS Hotel and flew them back the next morning as well as giving vouchers for a free flight out to all those affected.
Earlier this year, 26th January, I was on the morning STN-STR flight which was held on the ground at STN because STR had closed following an ER4 slipping off a taxiway in heavy snowfall. We were kept well informed and provided with free food and drink for the 1.5 hours before ATC cleared us to depart.
Even when you have to buy the food on board, its better value for money than some other European LCC's I could mention...
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