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Wizz Air launches UK’s first flight subscription service

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By Jacob Lewis

22 May 20244 min read

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Are you a frequent flyer who loves to jet off on weekend adventures, but find yourself drained by the constant search for the best deals? Enter Wizz Air's new Multipass, the UK's first-ever flight subscription service.

The Multipass has been available in select European countries for over a year, and now it's finally landing on our shores. This subscription plan promises to lock in low fares for an entire year, allowing you to budget your trips more effectively.

Sounds tempting, right? Before you whip out your credit card, let's take a closer look at whether this offering is truly a game changer for your holiday plans

How does the Wizz Multipass work, and what are the subscription plans available?

The Wizz Multipass is a 12-month subscription that allows passengers to travel once a month on eligible Wizz Air flights by paying a fixed monthly fee.

When you sign up for the Multipass, you are committing to a full year of monthly payments. Passengers can choose between one-way or return flight options and decide whether to include additional services like Wizz Priority and checked baggage allowance.

The subscription plans for international routes to and from the UK are as follows:

1. Ticket only: £59.99 for one-way, £119.99 for return

2. Ticket + Wizz Priority: £92.99 for one-way, £185.99 for return

3. Ticket + 20 kg checked-in bag: £102.99 for one-way, £205.99 for return

4. Ticket + Wizz Priority + 20 kg checked-in bag: £135.99 for one-way, £271.99 for return

Where can I fly to?

The Wizz Multipass includes a range of destinations across Wizz Air's extensive network, from Reykjavik, Iceland to Cairo, Egypt. Subscribers can fly from eight UK airports, including Luton, Gatwick, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Is the Wizz Multipass worth the money for the average holidaymaker?

For most holidaymakers, the Wizz Multipass may not provide significant savings. A search by TravelSupermarket of Wizz Air destinations over the next three months revealed that only Varna, Bulgaria (£124.42) and Tel-Aviv, Israel (£160.42) had higher lead-in prices than a Multipass season ticket.

If you're flexible with your travel dates and can take advantage of off-peak prices, you'll likely find better deals without committing to a monthly subscription.

Who might benefit from the Wizz Multipass?

The Multipass is best suited for travellers who frequently take weekend city breaks. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are often the most expensive, so the Multipass could help you save money. For example, the cheapest weekend return flight from Luton to Lisbon until the end of August is £143.22.

However, even for weekend city break enthusiasts, there are plenty of Wizz Air destinations that offer cheaper fares than the Multipass subscription price. Return flights to Prague, for instance, until the end of August are from only £82.42, even on the weekend.

Are there any other issues I should know about before subscribing to the Wizz Multipass?

Yes, there are a few important points to consider.

Firstly, the Wizz Multipass has black-out dates for every bank holiday weekend during which flights on the subscription plan will be unavailable.

Secondly, if you wish to unsubscribe from the Wizz Multipass plan, you can only do so by emailing their complaints line. This process may not be as straightforward as some customers would prefer.

And while the Wizz Air website states that you can choose "any flights which are eligible," it doesn't provide detailed information about how many flights are actually eligible for the Multipass. This lack of transparency may make it difficult for potential subscribers to assess the true value of the Multipass for their specific travel needs and preferences.

How does the Wizz Multipass compare to other loyalty programs offered by Wizz Air?

Wizz Air also offers the WIZZ Discount Club Standard, which costs €39.99 (£34.16) per year. This membership provides exclusive onboard coupons, discounts on flight fares and checked-in baggage for you and a companion.

According to Wizz Air's calculator, you'll break even with two return flights without checked luggage. This might be a more suitable option if you plan to take two or more return flights with Wizz Air in a year but don't need the monthly commitment of the Multipass.

Are there any other budget airline loyalty programmes worth looking into?

Yes, the easyJet Plus membership, which is not a subscription for flights so much as a perks membership. For an annual fee of £215, members receive benefits such as allocated seating, speedy boarding, fast track security, and additional cabin bags. It can be a valuable investment for frequent easyJet flyers who value convenience and typically pay for these extras separately​.

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