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Wizz Air cabin baggage rules explained: Learn how to maximize your luggage allowance

What size cabin bag can you bring on Wizz Air flights? How much does it cost to check a bag in? Find everything you need to know about Wizz Air new cabin baggage allowance. Keep these tips handy so that you can avoid unexpected luggage fees before your next flight!

Wizz Air hand luggage allowance: weight, size, and fees

Ticket Type Items Allowed Size Restrictions Weight Allowance
Non-Priority

One free, small cabin bag

40x30x20cm (15.7×11.8×7.8″) 10kg (22lb)

Wizz-Priority costs ₪22-₪52 (€5-€12) at booking or ₪110 (€25) at the airport

One small cabin bag

One larger bag such as trolley

40x30x20cm (15.7×11.8×7.8″)

55x40x23cm (21.6″x15.7″x9″)

10kg (22lb)

Wizz Air hold luggage allowance: weight, size, and fees

Wizz Air hold baggage size Wizz Air hold luggage weight allowance Number of hold bags allowed Cost of Wizz Air hold luggage
55x40x23cm (21.6″x15.7″x9″) 10kg (22lb)

1

₪30-₪52 (€7-€12)
149x119x171cm (58.6″x46.8″x67.3″) 20kg (44lb)

Up to 3 online plus 3 more at the airport, 

₪60-₪302 (€14-€70)
149x119x171cm (58.6″x46.8″x67.3″) 32kg (70lb)

a total of 6 per passenger

₪82-₪371 (€19-€86)

How much hand luggage are you allowed with Wizz Air?

As of 1st November 2018, Wizz Air flight ticket includes only one small carry-on item. The maximum size is 40x30x20cm, and it must fit under the seat in front of you. For example, you can take with you into the cabin handbags, laptop bags, and small backpacks.

Can I take a larger item into the cabin?

Yes, but you will have to pay some extra money for it. You can purchase Wizz Priority at the booking process for a fee of ₪22-₪52, depending on the destination. You can also buy it at the airport for a higher charge of ₪110. The additional bag must not exceed 55x40x23 cm; 10 kg; and it must go into the overhead locker. It can be a trolley or a backpack, as long as it fits the baggage sizer (including wheels and handles) – it’ll be allowed.

How much is it to check baggage with Wizz Air?

As of 1st November 2018, non-priority customers can purchase a 10kg Check-in Bag online for €7-€12 (₪30-₪52). You must check your bag at the drop-off counter, before proceeding to security. You can also purchase the “traditional” 20 kg checked baggage allowance. Depending on the destination and season, you’ll pay €14-€70 (₪60-₪302). Still not enough for you? Purchase 32 kilograms in advance and pay €19-€86 (₪82-₪371). Avoid paying excess baggage fees at the airport, it’ll cost you €10 per kg.

Are babies allowed to carry hand luggage as well?

You are entitled to carry baby accessories on board, excluding pushchairs, foldable strollers, and cribs. Prams and pushchairs shall be checked in with other baggage and will be carried free of charge.

How do I get the most out of my hand luggage allowance on Wizz Air flights?

Follow these tips to make sure your cabin bags won’t incur high airport and gate fees:

Bigger luggage allowance

1. Pay luggage fees in advance

The new cabin baggage allowance means that even if you are on your way for a weekend getaway, you won’t be able to fit everything into the small free bag but you’ll need to “classic” trolley or a larger backpack. For a fee of ₪30-₪52, you can travel with two items and be worry-free at the airport. If you just show up with it at the airport – the prices will be higher – ₪110.

2. Purchase WIZZ Priority

In addition to the small bag, you will be allowed to board with a second larger bag up to 10 kg and 55x40x23cm. It also means that after landing, you won’t need to wait by the baggage belt for your belongings. WIZZ priority costs ₪22-₪52 (€5- €12) online or through the Wizz Air Call Center, and ₪110 (€25) if you buy this service at the airport. This fee is non-refundable, but it has several more benefits, such being called first for boarding, and when boarding by bus, you will have a seat in a dedicated section at the front. The door of the bus in your section will be opened first.

3. Buy luggage

Need more space or saving room for shopping? Consider buying a larger allowance. 20 kg costs ₪60-₪302 if you buy it online. Higher fees apply if you do so at the airport. You can also purchase a 32 kg allowance for ₪82-₪371. You will pat over ₪500 if you do so at the airport. As always, it’s better to buy extra baggage allowance in advance; otherwise, you’ll pay ₪43 per kg.

Airport fees are higher

4. Wear your luggage

This method is becoming more popular in Europe, and if it works for them, it can work for Israelis too! It’s efficient especially during the winter when you can wear thick coats with many pockets. What you wear cannot be sent into the hold, meaning – no annoying fees! Instead of wasting precious space in your suitcase, stuff your pockets with socks, underwear, even the cables for your smartphone and laptop can fit in there. Add that to the new Wizz Air cabin baggage allowance – and you’ll save hundreds of Shekels.

5. Join the Wizz Air discount club

Usually, low-cost airlines don’t offer frequent flyer programs. But Wizz Air offers a membership for only €29 a year (or €49.99 a year for a group of up to six people). You will get at least €10 discount on every flight. You will also get at least €5 discount on hold luggage that you purchased online. Also, you will gain access to exclusive premium sales offered for members only. The discount on your first round-trip flight can be as high as the annual membership!

6. Compare baggage allowances

Similarly to Ryanair, Wizz Air reduced its free cabin baggage allowance. However, there are still airlines with better offers. For example, easyJet still allows a standard trolley on board. Moreover, it’s larger than Wizz Air cabin bags: 56x45x25 cm, and it has no weight restriction and long as you can lift it without help.

*Published October 2018. All prices are the lowest estimated prices only and are subject to changes by the airline. Charges may vary if you book through an online travel agent rather than the airline direct. Always check the terms and conditions applicable to get up to date information. Exchange rate EUR-ILS may change.

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