Ilyag From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 136 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 2167 times:
I was checking for flights between Germany and Italy this July and found Germanwings to be consistently the chepeast option both one these and many other routes. For instace, it is cheper to fly FCO-STR than CIA-HAN on Ryanair. Both FCO and STR are major airports while CIA/HAN being secondary airports dominated by LCCs. So how are Germanwings in terms of service/quality/OTP? They use ex-LH A319 which seem to be in a good shape. Is there something wrong with them? If not, why are they so cheap?
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Germanwings are a very good airline, I would put them at a par with any of the "full-cost" airlines, better than most. Leather seats, decent pitch and to top it all off a very good livery! We even got given a complimentary chocolate each on leaving the plane - a small touch but it really goes a long way
We flew STN-CGN-STN for £13 each including taxes! It was not long after they started operations, but I think they charge a lot more now.
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Germanwings is definitely not always the cheapest, but from my experience on many low cost carriers I would rate it one of the best so far. I don't need a 1 EUR fare like on FR if I can be treated in a decent way for just a few Euros more.
Quoting Leskova (Reply 6): Not to be too picky here, but HAN is Hanoi... the one you probably meant is HHN, or Hahn (the airport mistakenly advertised by itself as Frankfurt-Hahn).
@ Frank: Are you really sure that Ryanair is nor marketing Hanoi as Frankfurt-East?