Flight: Wings Air IW 1888
Date: 14 May 2014
From: Denpasar Bali (DPS) To: Labuan Bajo Komodo (LBJ)
How I Booked: Searched via Skyscanner.
I flew with Indonesian airlines Wings Air from Bali to Flores. Wings Air is a subsidiary of Lion Air – the largest privately owned airline in Indonesia. Wings Air operates as a regional airlines, flying to the smaller cities using ATR 72 twin-engine turboprops.
Wings Air bookings are made via the Lion Air website. When you make the booking there is no indication of what your luggage allowance is. In the case of Wings Air there is a 10kg checked luggage allowance, and anything over you have to pay at the airport. In this case I was given a slip and told to go to another counter and pay in cash before being able to come back and check in. I get that airlines charge for checking bags, but not telling you when making a booking is just annoying. I would rather just pay when booking.
Another related annoying thing (though not by Wings Air) is the Indonesian tradition of paying the airport tax in cash at the airport, rather than having it built into the ticket during booking.
On the flight itself there is no drink/snack service, which made sense given how short short the flight was.