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Looking for information on flying within Spain!

Aug 25th, 2014, 11:23 AM
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Looking for information on flying within Spain!

Hi everyone!

My fiancé & I are planning our honeymoon and we are doing a tour of inland/south & coastal Spain. We'd like to fly from Granada to Barcelona in order to cut down the amount of time we spend traveling from place to place - I've found a couple flights but they all have stops in Madrid. Would a one hour layover give us enough time to make our connecting flight/check-in/pick up our luggage if necessary? Has anyone flown within Spain & have some advice?
I've flown from the US internationally but never within Europe (I always take the train) so I want to make sure we don't have any issues! Thanks!
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Aug 25th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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Try Vueling and Easyjet.

Please remember that sometimes they use airports that are not as convenient and they have strict, if not ridiculous, restrictions on luggage that are vigorously enforced.

That said, they can be a great way to great around Spain and other countries.

Just make sure you know the rules before hitting the send button.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Vueling is a Spanish low cost carrier, the best bet, and I think it does go direct between those cities. Easyjet doesn't fly within Spain, just from Spain to other countries. Easyjet uses regular airports and their luggage policies are not ridiculous (nor are Vueling's) at all. They are fairly reasonable, you just have to pay to check a bag, that's all, but the fare is cheaper than if you'd pay for some major carrier and got a checked bag, so why is that so terrible. Their carryon allowance isn't bad at all nor is the allowance for the checked bag in terms of size and weight. Vueling doesn't use weird airports either, besides those two cities only have one airport each.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Veiling has direct flights three times a day.
Their rules are not as strict as Easyjet
AirEuropa is another local airline
Ryan air also flys some routs in Spain.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Aug 25th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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I fly Vueling a lot - you pay 20 euros or something to check one bag, and the restrictions are not bad at all. The flights aren't always super cheap though, unless you fly really early in the morning or really late at night.

Definitely a no brainer in your situation. vueling.com
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Aug 25th, 2014, 09:02 PM
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Thanks so much everyone!
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Aug 25th, 2014, 09:15 PM
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All the airlines mentioned here are low-cost carriers, and as a rough rule of thumb, none guarantee connections.

It is your job to ensure you arrive at the gate, with luggage already checked (as has been said, all have tight regulations about carry-one) by a specific time. Failure to do so (even if caused by the late arrival of the same airline's incoming flight, or by long checkin queues) will cancel your reservation, without refund.

In some cases, you might be eligible for compensation for the incoming flight's late arrival - but this may not necessarily equal the cost of rebooking at short notice, and compensation will rarely be given immediately.

Each airline has slightly different rules about this, and cutoff times vary by carrier (and sometimes by airport or by destination). You must familiarise yourself with them (usually tucked away under "conditions of carriage" on the carrier's website) before booking journeys involving connecting flights.
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Aug 26th, 2014, 07:06 AM
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I don't particularly like Easyjet's rules, but the 45 euros fare from Madrid to Lisbon is worth
following whatever they say.
We flew Vueling several times ,Barcelona to :Madrid, SS, Seville and Granada . No problems .
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