Flying on Budget Airlines

Flying on Budget Airlines

Anybody who has taken a short flight to a nearby destination will have considered taking a budget airline at some point or another.  There are countless budget airlines all over the world.  Europe has Ryanair, Asia has Air Asia and Tiger Airways and Jetstar service Australasia.  In exchange for low fares people who book with these airlines will need to sacrifice some creature comforts.  Many travelers will be wondering if flying on a budget airline is worth the hassle.

Those who want a comfortable ride with good entertainment and food will be severely disappointed.  Many of these airlines do not serve a meal as part of their airfare.  Instead passengers can purchase low quality food using cash or credit cards.  It should also be noted that these airlines do not have entertainment systems.  Some of them will let passengers rent them at an additional cost.  However sometimes there are not enough units for every customer that wants them.

The reality is that flying on one of these airlines will be an uncomfortable experience.  Due to this people should avoid booking them for long haul flights.  Those who do decide to book flights should be aware that some of these airlines have a reputation for canceling or delaying flights.  This could leave passengers stranded until they are able to find another flight.  While using these airlines is not ideal, they are very cheap.  Those on a tight budget may be willing to put up with a few annoyances for a low cost fare.