We have to get from Dubrovnik to Berlin on either May 7 or 8, 2022. We are finishing up one Rick Steves tour May 7 in the AM, and beginning another May 8 at 5 PM. I'm looking at two direct flights that might work.
Easyjet has a flight on Saturday, May 7 at 19:55 that lands in Berlin at 22:15. (But no flights on Sunday.)
Eurowings has a flight on Sunday, May 8 at 8:50 AM and lands in Berlin at 11:55 AM. (But no flights on Saturday.)
All things being equal, I would prefer the Sunday flight, as that would give us another day and night in Dubrovnik. Also, the idea of landing in Berlin at 10:15 PM and finding our way to the hotel, doesn't thrill.
My question is: I've never flown either of these airlines, and I'm wondering if their schedules might be subject to as much fluctuation over the next 8 months as is expected of the major airlines. (I haven't booked our flights over and back yet.)
I know this one of those questions where nobody "knows," but I thought someone with more experience flying the budget airlines within Europe might have thoughts on whether their schedules might be any more or less stable than the major airlines. I'd be happy to book now if I thought the times were dependable.
Austrian and Croatia Airways also offer flights, but they all require a change and take up a good part of the day, but could be a fallback option.
I know there is not much turnaround time between the two tours, but this is what worked for our schedules and what we wanted to do, carried over from last year.
Thanks in advance!