Vueling

Vueling (the V actually sounds like a W) is a Spanish budget airline. They offer different tier prices of tickets that fit many budgets. The cheapest fare will get you a seat on the plane and one small handbag weighing no more than 10kgs and measuring no more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, a smaller personal item and also a bag that holds purchases made at the airport.

We have only flown Vueling from Spain to London and each time they have asked us if we want to check in our handbags (only if they are handbag size) for free–which is wonderful. I don’t know if this is because we are a family and it’s something special they offer to families or if it’s standard practice. I haven’t been able to find anything online regarding this, so I pack accordingly but hopeful when we do fly Vueling.

One thing to keep in mind when flying Vueling is that if you do not have a UK or EU passport, you will not be able to check in online or put your passport information into their system. Plan on getting to the airport early so you can check in at the ticket counter and have them scan your passport (and maybe they’ll ask if you want to check in your handbags for free).

As with almost every other budget airline, the seats are sit-able, there’s not a whole lot of leg room (unless you’re sitting in the emergency exit rows), they have food for purchase (bring cash just in case your foreign credit card doesn’t work), and the plane will get you from point A to point B.

Overall, I’ve been really happy with Vueling, their wonderful customer service and great family friendly-ness.

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