Monday, September 18, 2017

Wizz Air introduces nameless bookings

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Low cost carrier Wizz Air, which boasts three bases across the former Yugoslavia, has introduced its new “Flexible Travel Partner” service, allowing customers to create a new reservation without including all passengers’ names at the time of booking. This new product has been designed for customers who want to book their trip to secure low cost fares in advance, but are still uncertain who their travel partners will be. When purchasing the Flexible Travel Partner service, Wizz customers only need to provide the name of one passenger, but can book a ticket for up to nine further passengers without including their name at the time of booking. Customers can provide the additional names at any point by accessing their online booking before online check-in is required. Wizz Air’s new Flexible Travel Partner service is available for a fee of ten euros per passenger per flight.

14 comments:

  1. first time i heard of this great product

    is somebody else on the market doing this?

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    1. Don't think so. It really is a good idea.

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  2. This will lead to a lot of reselling, I'm afraid.

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    1. yupp, secondary market will develop for sure. someone will buy popular routes on wholesale and sell them with a profit and average jovans will have to pay higher prices.

      if they didn't foresee how to combat this (maximum number of tickets per flight per bank account or something similair) their revenues might suffer in the end

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    2. If I remember correctly, Wizz is offering this service for years as part of the group booking option.

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  3. I like when airlines are innovative. Bravo Wizz Air, def an added value!

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  4. Adria already use system like that. Well, similar.
    https://www.adria.si/sl/ugodne-ponudbe/skupinska-potovanja/

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  5. Thank you! Finally! Though I never fly Wizz Air I hope this will push other companies into doing the same. I don't mind the names that much, but sometimes you need date of birth and passport number. It's the one most annoying thing about group bookings

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    1. For a family of 4, you would rather pay additional 3 x 10 eur per person = 60 eur for both ways when you can just grab their passports? What an *****!!!

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    2. Maybe he has money so he doesn't need all these pointless schemes?

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  6. Alen Šćuric PurgerSeptember 18, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Very clever. I will use that for sure! Congratulation for innovation!

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  7. Great product. Just booked Wizz flights and noticed the feature. Good to buy tickets in advance when they are cheap and then figure out who will travel. YOu can offer a ticket for sale to if someone in your party can't make it.

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  8. Imagine if this was a typo and if Air Serbia introduced this service. Comments would have been horrible: Air Serbia is charging me 10 eur just because I don't have my family's passport info with me! Narrow seats and now this 10 eur charge! They are turning into horrible LCC, etc.

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