A new study that has been conducted in the UK shows that many people who are looking for cheap flights are likely to be duped by budget airlines. Researchers at Idealo.co.uk spent a good deal of time looking at the major discount carriers and what they offer and in the end they determined that the average family booking a flight on a budget carrier are likely to spend as much as £87 more than they would be spending on a standard carrier.
Researchers selected what appeared to be a cheap flight and then they took the time to examine that flight in detail, including all the hidden fees and add-ons that were not disclosed at the time of booking. They took into account pricing plans and structures of the top ten budget airlines serving the UK, which included the likes of industry leader Ryanair as well as Germanwings, Norwegian, and EasyJet. They also examined the standard carriers servicing the same route, including KLM, British Airways, Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Air France, in order to make a comparison.
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