About this flight
The carrier: Germanwings
Now owned by Lufthansa,Germanwings is an indisputable giant, one of Germany's big three budget airlines. In addition to its German destinations, 'wings' flies to destinations in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia and other Eastern locations. It benefits from one of the best and most wide-ranging destination tallies among the airlines we profile. Unlike many carriers, Germanwings' route map is broad and well-distributed across Europe. An added bonus we love? With the airline's "Smart Connect" one-stop booking tool, it is possible to purchase connecting flights as single fares.
One of Europe's bigger low-cost airlines, with very good reach into the Balkans. The website has a helpful low fare calendar in the upper right hand corner.
Operates in part on a connecting flight model, feeding passengers via hubs.
* Carry-on: Baggage cannot measure more than 55 x 40 x 20 centimeters and must weigh no more than 8 kg.
* Checked: Up to 20 kg of baggage (online €8 per piece is charged, at the airport €7 per piece); over this a charge of €20 per item).
* Please visit Germanwings’s website for more information on its baggage policy.
Pre-booking is allowed online during or after the booking process until 3 hours before the flight. Standard seats cost €6 and XL seats with extra legroom cost €15. Before midnight the night before your flight, you can also reserve a “private seat” via the call center for the same price as your own seat. This means that the seat next to you will be kept empty for a more comfortable trip.
Check-in and Ticketing
Web check-in is available between 72 and 3 hours before departure. At a German airport you can check-in online up to one hour before departure. Passengers with checked luggage can also check- in online.
Germanwings hosts monthly offers, so check in often. Avoid early morning flights, which tend to be packed, out of their hubs. In general, allow extra time for check-in.
There have been many liveries for Germanwings in order to promote the destination city. There is a special livery to promote the City of Berlin (named "Berlin Bearbus"), and there have been special liveries for the German cities of Hamburg (named "Hamburg Shopper") and Stuttgart. There have also been liveries for T-Mobile and two others with a mouth with a tongue, one of them with a speech bubble across the aircraft.
Departure: Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich (Kloten) (ZRH)
Zurich Airport, also known as Kloten Airport, is located in Kloten, Switzerland. Location: Zurich Airport is located 9 km (5 miles) outside of Zurich's city center. Transport: - Rail: The airport contains a Swiss Federal Railway station with trains to central Zurich. Trains take about 10 minutes, and access many other city and tourist destinations across Switzerland. - Bus: The bus terminal is located next to car park 2 and contains several regular bus lines that serve regional towns and villages. There is also a coach network that connects the airport to destinations all over Switzerland, including all major ski resorts. - Taxi: Taxis at the airport can be found outside Terminals 1 and 2. Service: In the Arrivals Hall, there are multiple information desks. Other services include a bank, currency exchange, post office, and Wireless Internet hotspots. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, snack bars, and shops (including duty-free) as well as a medical and dental center, pharmacy, nurseries, pharmacies, and a bicycle and baby cart rental.more...
Arrival: Salzburg, Austria - W A Mozart (SZG)
W.A. Mozart Airport in Salzburg, Austria is named after Salzburg-born composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Location: The W.A. Mozart Airport is located 4 km (2.5 mi) from the center of Salzburg and 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Austrian - German border. Transport: - Rail: From Salzburg "Hauptbahnhof" main railway station you are 15-20 minutes away from the airport and many tourist resorts. For exact rates and times consult the Austrian Railways Official Website. - Bus: Buses operate at regular intervals (every 10 minutes) between Salzburg main railway station and Salzburg Airport. Sundays and public holidays every the buses run every 20 minutes. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes - Taxi: A taxi stand can be found both directly in front of Salzburg "Hauptbahnhof" main railway station and the airport terminal taking travelers directly to the check in desks. Service: The W.A. Mozart Airport offers many opportunities for travelers to shop and eat whether visitors would like a sit down dinner or a quick snack. The restaurants can be found on the first floor.more...