Archive for the ‘Prague’ Category

Wednesday’s deals: Bargain flights from European cities.

January 19th, 2011


Hi there travellers, nice to see you back. Interested in really hot airfare deals? You came to the right place. Let us see what we have got on stock these days.

«Always think ahead» should be the motto of all air fare deal hunters, that is why we ought to look for bargain air tickets for the summer season 2011 already now. And that is where Aer Lingus comes into play with its discounted flights both across the Europe and over the Atlantic. The point of departure is Airport Dublin and as for the destinations, you can choose from a wide range of European cities (such as Amsterdam or Berlin) or book a flight to Boston or New York. Every seat and every route is now discounted by 20%. Buy until January 24, 2011. Take a look at all the destinations.

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Aer Lingus, Airfare Deals, Airlines, Airports, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Prague, Tips and hints

Airport security control. Some of the most outrageous stories

January 13th, 2011


Some say we live in a culture of fear and if there is one sphere of life it is quite apparent, that sphere is aviation. And if there is one single country that stands out in this respect, that country has got to be the United States of America where the fear-driven security measures strike way more the passengers of airlines of than anyone posing any threat. Let us take a look at some of the most appalling stories.

Concussion at Airport Washington

Robin Kassner will never forget the security control at Airport  Washington. Oblivious of the fact that she had a small bottle with contact lens liquid, she went through the security control gate and was literary assaulted by the security officers. The result was concussion, arrest and a lawsuit against her. Luckily the situation was captured by cameras and then the roles were reversed as she launched a lawsuit against the airport authorities.

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Airport Newark, Airport Washington, Europe, London Heathrow, News by Continent, North America, Other, Prague

Weather situation at airports

December 20th, 2010

From all around Europe news are flooding in about travel chaos, cancelled flights and stranded passengers. Crowds of tired travellers are camping in airports waiting for updates concerning their flights.

The worst situation so far seems to be on airports in the United Kingdom, in particular London Heathrow and other London airports as well as Paris Charles De Gaulle, where travellers can expect cancellation of a quarter of flights and Airport Frankfurt where some 500 flights were cancelled on Sunday.

Although more airports is reported to be affected, e.g. Airport Brussels or Airport Prague has cancelled 16 flights so far on Monday in addition to the flights cancelled on the preceding days.

Judging by the flow of Twitter messages, the airlines whose passengers will suffer the greatest problems are British Airways, Air France, Ryanair, Lufthansa or Virgin Atlantic.

Worst yet, more snowfall is expected. Travellers, be prepared to plunge into a new ice age…

Air France, Airlines, Airports, British Airways, Europe, London Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Prague, Ryanair, Tips and hints, Virgin Atlantic

WizzAir adds third aircraft to Prague

September 2nd, 2009

Low cost airlines WizzAir announced that it would further expand at Prague Airport. The company will increase frequencies on some of its existing routes already from September and October and add a third aircraft enabling new route openings from June 2010 with announcement coming shortly.

Wizz Air has also announced a special rescue fare of €30 all inclusive one way fare to passengers who hold a valid SkyEurope booking for travel between September 1, 2009 and March 26, 2010. To benefit from the special offer passengers should go to or call the Wizz Air call centers. Seats are subject to availability and the rebooking should be made by September 15.

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Airlines, Airports, Europe, Prague, Sky Europe, WizzAir

Czech Airlines: fast solution for SkyEurope customers

September 1st, 2009

Czech Airlines has a solution for SkyEurope customers. The Airline extended its offer for those passengers who have purchased a ticket from one of the selected carriers and then encountered problems. Upon the presentation of the original ticket and the payment of €50, they can use the next available Czech Airlines flight to the given destination. The same option applies to the return trip. This special offer applies to tickets purchased up until August 31, 2009.

Taking advantage of Czech Airlines’ offer is easy. A passenger who holds a valid ticket from his original carrier only needs to contact the Czech Airlines Call Centre at +420 239 007 007, or visit a Czech Airlines sales desk at Terminals 1 and 2 at Prague Airport, and book the earliest available flight with Czech Airlines. The passenger will pay the price of EUR 50 for each direction, and if there is a seat on the Czech Airlines flight, he can fly to his destination.

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Airlines, Airports, Czech Airlines, Europe, Other, Prague, Sky Europe

Smart Wings offers help to SkyEurope passengers

September 1st, 2009

Low cost carrier Smart Wings, operated by the Travel Service company, offers help to any SkyEurope passengers who got into difficulties.

Smart Wings offers to all SkyEurope passengers with a valid SkyEurope confirmation fly tickets to Paris (Roissy Charles de Gaulle), Rome (Fiumicino) , Valencia and Malaga for €49 /one way including all taxes and fees. Unlike any other low cost carriers, included in the price of the SmartWings ticket is a refreshment, 20kg of checked and 5kg of cabin baggage.

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Airlines, Airports, Europe, Other, Prague, Sky Europe, Smart Wings

SkyEurope bankruptcy close?

August 31st, 2009

Prague Airport announced today (August 31, 2009) that they stopped providing services to the low cost airline SkyEurope. All flights from Prague Airport have been cancelled. In the afternoon the airline also cancelled flights from Bratislava Airport for this day. Travellers, who bought air tickets with SkyEurope,  have very little hope to get their money back if SkyEurope goes bankrupt. The airline has huge debts and there will be probably no money left.

Other airlines seem to think that SkyEurope will end its life very soon and offer special prices to the airline’s passengers. Czech low cost airline SmartWings is offering one-way tickets for €49 including all taxes and fees to the travellers with valid Sky Europe confirmation on flights from Prague to Paris, Rome, Valencia and Malaga. Another budget carrier WizzAir is selling tickets for €30 including taxes to SkyEurope passengers on the routes from Prague to Amsterdam, Milan, Bourgas, Brussels (Charleroi), Rome, London, Malmo/Copenhagen, Naples, Paris (Beauvais), Thessaloniki and Venice. These routes  were also provided by SkyEurope.

Airlines, Airports, Europe, News by Continent, Prague, Sky Europe

Mobile check-in available at Prague Airport

June 29th, 2009

Prague Airport has introduced a new service – a system that enables airlines’ passengers to check in using their mobile phones or PDA devices. The first airline to have extended its service portfolio with the mobile check-in service has been the AIR FRANCE KLM airline group.

Passengers travelling to Amsterdam are able to board with a boarding pass on a phone display. Thus the only paper document required for boarding an aircraft remains passenger’s ID card. Another line operated by the group where the new service will be introduced is Air France’s line to Paris.

How does the mobile check-in work?

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Air France, Airlines, Airports, KLM, Other, Prague

New route from East Midlands Airport

June 26th, 2009

Low cost airline, bmibaby, has announced a new route from East Midlands Airport to Prague for winter 2009/2010. Flights to Prague commence on 4 December 2009 and will operate until the 26 March 2010. The airline will offer flights from East Midlands Airport to the Czech capital on Monday, Friday and Sunday, with extra flights being added over the busy Christmas period. Prices start from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.

Julian Carr, commercial director, bmibaby, said: “We are pleased to announce the start of a new route from East Midlands Airport to Prague. The new service will be launched in time for people to visit the beautiful Christmas markets that take place in the city during December.”

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Airlines, bmibaby, New Routes, Prague

50 airlines will operate regular direct links from Prague Airport during the summer

March 24th, 2009

On Sunday 29.3.2009, operations at Prague Airport will commence according to the new flight timetable for the 2009 summer season. 50 airlines plan to operate direct flights to 127 destinations in 52 countries during the period from the end of March to 24th October. The countries with the greatest number of destinations served from Prague are Great Britain and Italy with eleven, Germany and Russia with nine, and Spain and Greece with seven destinations. The most flights will head to Paris/Charles de Gaulle Airport, Frankfurt, Moscow/Sheremetyevo, Munich and Amsterdam.

The summer flight timetable will bring a number of new features to Prague Airport’s operations. Czech Airlines have prepared two new routes to Central Asia and the expansion of connections to destinations in western and south-eastern Europe, as well as to the Near and Middle East. During the period of validity of the summer flight timetable, Czech Airlines will fly to 70 destinations in 42 countries and will offer flights to a total of 134 destinations in 47 countries in association with the airline’s partner carriers. The company will publish more detailed information on the 2009 summer season during the course of this week.

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Airlines, Airports, Czech Airlines, New Routes, Other, Prague, Smart Wings, Wind Jet, WizzAir