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WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

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WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

WizzAir says on their website they have a 70 euro "missed departure fee". Can anyone please explain what this means? Cause I booked a flight with them and I am not going on that, it was only 20 euro so i don't bother about getting money back or anything like that. Does it mean that the missing departure fee is for passengers getting on the next flight if not getting to the airport in time?

Cause surely they can't just take 70 euros from the card I payed with, right?

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1. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

While no one here works for WizzAir, I just looked and it say s80 Euro. Why would you book a flight if you plan not on going. AND depending upon the actual terms of the contract between you and Whizz Air--they could take the $$.

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2. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

Is it me or does Wizz air that the wizz.

From the T&C

Additional items on board

"You can take the following items on board free of charge:

a coat

mobile phone

a pair of crutches for physically disabled passengers"

Seriously? To even mention any of that seems more then petty

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3. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

My understanding is that the Missed Departure Fee is linked to allowing you to rebook

If you simply don't turn up then you won't be charged - I have had members of a group booking that I made not turn up with no consequences.

I'd suggest it's not unusual to book a cheap flight as an 'option' that you don't actually take as plans change, etc. I can think of at least 3 occasions I've done this in the last couple of years - but still made significant savings by booking my flights further in advance than when I have certainty about plans!

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4. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

I booked a cheap flight but I have decided to stay at the destination for a few more days, so I booked a new flight a few days later, for the same price. The changing fee was higher than actually buying a new ticket, so I just bought a new ticket and plan to not show up on the other flight.

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5. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

Okay, just found this in the Terms and Conditions

"MISSED FLIGHT FEE: means the fee payable in certain cases described in Article 9.13 if You miss Your flight and wish to transfer to another flight operated by Us. The amount of the fee is defined on the Website."

Should not be any problem then

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6. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

What does post #2 have to do with the original questjon? Nothing!

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7. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

Anyone who has experience with this company who can tell?

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8. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

I'm not sure that other people's experiences will have a lot of relevance to your own situation, Magnus.

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9. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

Well, if others had no problem missing a flight I guess I'm okay too. Thats what I meant with others experiences

Edited: 10 April 2017, 20:19
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10. Re: WizzAir "missed departure" fee, what does it mean?

Hi Magnus

Can you update the info regarding your flight?

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