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EasyJet from Amsterdam to Vienna

Has anyone had experience flying EasyJet from Amsterdam to Vienna? We are flying on air miles direct from Portland, Oregon to Amsterdam in September and plan to jump to Vienna for our vacation in Austria. Want a direct flight and EasyJet has the least cost option. However, I am not opposed to spending more. Thank you!

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Haven't flown that particular route but have EasyJet from England to Scotland and would not hesitate to fly them again. The do have a STRICT one carryon bag (and that includes a purse) rule, BUT one can pay just a little bit more and be able to take on two bags. That also gets you "speed boarding" so you are assured room for your luggage.

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Michele,

I haven't flown that particular route, but easyJet is my preferred budget airline in Europe and I book flights with them every year. In order to get the best prices, it's important to book early. Note that the cheapest tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. As someone else mentioned they're very strict with luggage, so be sure to read the luggage rules carefully. I always pay extra for Speedy Boarding and seat selection, as it makes the "budget experience" more comfortable. There's no free food on the flights so be prepared to buy anything you want, or pack something from the airport.

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So, Michele, could your carrier really not find space for you all the way to Vienna on your mileage award? Although they have to check the space available on each flight leg, the same number of miles can usually take you to any European destination served by your carrier and their code-share partners. For instance, Delta code-shares with KLM and an award under the (popular around here) Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan would cover the whole thing.

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Our miles are with Alaska Airlines. My husband is in the top award tier. The issue getting to Munich or Vienna from Portland is the travel time and the number of legs to get there. Plus travel there would be on British Airlines which includes a $400 surcharge. We realize how fortunate we are to travel the way we do on miles and for so little out of pocket cost. For us, we can get a direct flight from Portland to Amsterdam, first class. Then pay less than $400 per person for the flights out from there. Thank you everyone for your feedback. We are working on our itinerary now that our dates for travel are set! Getting excited!

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We have used Easyjet and had totally good experiences with it. In our case it was Paris to FLorence. It was like Southwest, open seating when we did it. The baggage rules are strictly followed but not onerous. The single bag check which cost us 12 Euro was for a 20 kg bag which is about the same as the baggage allowances on the much more costly legacy airlines. They also have cheap one way flights not requiring a round trip ticket. They have no weight limits on carry ons so since we were in Europe for 90 days and had clothes for 2 seasons, I just made sure all the heavy stuff was in the messenger bag we carried on. I also have a Scottevest.com trench coat that has 18 hidden pockets where books, electronics and other heavy things can be carried. The carry on size is small -- smaller than a traditional US airline carry on bag, but our messenger bags were way under the size and I also have an expansion bag I used on one trip to enclose the camera bag and my messenger bag as one bag and still be under the size limit. They allow ONE carry on, not a carry on and a 'personal item.' We did see people who had to check bags from the boarding line and THAT is super expensive.

We use either Easyjet or Vueling when flying within Europe.

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We are actually now looking at flying Lufthansa. We are more concerned with comfort and luggage and timing versus cost. But the cost was not that much more when I was looking last weekend.

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Michele,

If you review their rules, easyJet is quite comfortable and luggage isn't too much of a problem. Timing is a different matter. If you don't mind paying more, Lufthansa or the others will also work.

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I guess that you plan to stop and visit Amsterdam, in which case EasyJet makes sense for a flight a few days later.

I thought you were trying to get straight to Vienna, in which case Delta/KLM can get you there with just the one connection in Amsterdam, 15 hours total travel time.

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Our plans seem to constantly be changing. We need to firm up this week. We have been to Holland several times and using the airport only as a stop to hop somewhere else. Easier with our Alaska Airline miles. Right now we plan to fly from Amsterdam to Munich. Travel Germany and Austria and fly Vienna to Amsterdam to catch our flight home. :)