"AirBaltic" Riga Transportation Tip by VirtualVittorio
Riga Transportation: 139 reviews and 230 photos
AirBaltic flights Amsterdam - Riga; Helsinki - Riga
Too expensive for what it is, plus persistent problems with baggage.
My baggage was delayed for about one day this year, flight from Amsterdam, the same way as it was with AirBaltic last year, flight from Helsinki. My conclusion is that AirBaltic cares less about passengers baggage then about commercial baggage. Another problem: the food and drinks are for sale only, and are overpriced. Be ready to pay EUR 2.50 for one small bottle of plain water. Another way to get money : every AirBaltic passenger pays a fee of EUR 20 or 30 per one way of travel for every checked-in piece of baggage with weight limit only 20 kg.
I have compared the cost of a round trip flight in October, from Helsinki to Riga, with AirBaltic and FINNAIR, economy class. AirBaltic: ticket is EUR 117, plus EUR 40 or 60 for a checked-in baggage, this is EUR 157 or 177 without a glass of water or snack. FINNAIR: ticket is EUR 146, including one piece of baggage and a snack. No wonder AirBaltic now has big problems up to expecting bankruptcy.
On the other hand, AirBaltic check-in staff in Riga is competent and courteous, and FAs performance is efficient, maybe lacking smiles a little. Another good thing is AirBaltic taxi and buses, green cars and minivans.
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