Thursday, 2 July 2020

New ticket types for airBaltic flights

As of July 1, the Latvian state airline airBaltic now has four ticket types GREEN, GREEN plus, GREEN classic, and BUSINESS.

From now on date change is available for all tickets,  here's the basic details on the different ticket type.

GREEN
For those who travel light! GREEN is a basic, low cost ticket that comes with the option to change the flight date for a fee – this includes special offers and cherry deals on airBaltic.com.  This is just the basic airline seat and 1 small cabin bag up to 8kg's ticket,  everything else is charged as extra.  You need to check-in online for this deal,  otherwise, you'll have to pay an exorbitant $35 fee to do so at the airport. 

Also interesting to note,  that unlike other airlines, especially US ones,  airBaltic doesn't operate a middle seat free policy to help with social distancing, if you want the seat next to you free,  you'll need to shell out $50 minimum basically its the net fare of a ticket price + surcharge fee, now here's the kicker - you can't buy this online and if you do buy the extra seat free at prices above $50,  you'll still have to pay the $35 airport check-in fee. Also worth remembering is,  you can't have it in the emergency exit row. Oh and its not refundable either and it has to be given up if the flight is overbooked - the standard overbooking factor on airBaltic is an average of 20%.


GREEN plus
Great value for money, available exclusively on airBaltic.com. GREEN plus tickets include checked baggage for 1 smallish bag, the rest of the 'extra's'  are charged at the same rate and GREEN tickets.


GREEN classic
This is basically is what standard flight tickets used to be, before the low-cost  high-fee mentality came in from airline bosses.  For the proce you get a seat, checked baggage, seat selection, airport check-in and flight date change.


BUSINESS
A consistently great choice. When you travel in business class, you can enjoy plenty of benefits, excellent service and total flexibility to change or cancel flights as much as you wish. You get priority boarding, welcome drink, seat in front of the cabin with extra free seat for more privacy, three-course gourmet meal, unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks, latest press, and quick exit on departure.  Check-in online 5 days before departure or use specially designated Business class check-in counter at the airport. Breeze through the Fast track airport security line and spend your time in Business lounge.

Baggage allowance in Business class is 2 cabin bags (55x40x23 cm each), 1 personal item (30x40x10 cm), 2 checked in bags with a joint weight of up to 40 kg and sport equipment.

More on airBaltic ticket types with comparison is available here.

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