The more eagle-eyed of you may have today noticed that we’ve added a new destination to our upcoming trips on the sidebar. Reykjavik, Iceland.
We’ve never been to Iceland before. However, it’s somewhere that seems to be popping up on a lot of travel blogs recently.
Unfortunately, that alone wasn’t enough to convince us to visit. Post our trip to Norway, we’re very conscious as to the cost of certain locations, Iceland being one of them.
However, when I saw this little gem of an offer pop up on one of my favourite sites, Secret Flying. I knew we were going to be heading to Iceland.
Notice the little ‘Members Only’ phrase in brackets. That refers to what I know as the only airline to have a discount club, Wizz Air.
Table of Contents
- What Is The Wizz Discount Club?
- Wizz Air Discount Club Price
- What Are The Benefits Of The Wizz Discount Club
- My Wizz Discount Club Experience
- How To Calculate If The Wizz Discount Club Is Right For You
- How To Cancel Wizz Discount Club
- How To Fix The “WDC Membership Has To Be Purchased Before Continuing The Booking With A WDC Fare” Error
What Is The Wizz Discount Club?
The Wizz Discount Club is an annual subscription that allows you to save money on Wizz Air flights & the cost of baggage.
Wizz Air Discount Club Price
The Wizz Discount Club is made up of two parts.
The first is the Standard Membership. This is designed for solo and couple travellers. The cost of the membership is €29.99 a year and covers the member plus one companion.
It’s worth noting however that the leading member must always be travelling if you want the companion to get the discount.
The second is group membership. This is designed for small businesses and families. Access to the group Wizz Discount Club membership costs €59.99 and covers the member plus up to 5 companions.
The companions can vary between trips, however, it’s important that the leading named member of the Wizz Discount Club is travelling for the discount to be applied.
This is the same price regardless of where you live. For example, we still had to pay €29.99 even though we’re based in the UK.
What Are The Benefits Of The Wizz Discount Club
The benefits of the Wizz Discount club have been reduced significantly over the past number of years and right now the two benefits of the Wizz Discount club are a saving of €10 per flight ticket along with a saving of €5 per checked-in bag.
While this might not seem like much of a saving (especially if like us you don’t travel with checked-in bags) it does quickly add up.
The Wizz Air website has an intuitive calculator that can help you map out how much you might save over the course of a one-year annual membership.
As a standard member if you do any of the following with Wizz Air over the course of a year you’ll break even (or more) on the cost of a discount club membership;
- 2 people on 1 flight (break even plus €10 saving)
- 1 person on 2 flights (break even plus €10 saving)
- 1 person on 1 return flight with checked in baggage
My Wizz Discount Club Experience
Here’s an insight into one of our years as a Wizz Discount club;
Doncaster to Sofia
Our one-way flights from Doncaster to Sofia were €19.99 each (€39.98) and at this point, we also purchased our standard membership to Wizz Discount club for €29.99 which brought our total flight cost down to €9.99.
- Cora’s Flight – €9.99 (Saved €10)
- Helen’s Flight – €9.99 (Saved €10)
- Wizz Discount Club Membership (€29.99)
We didn’t take any baggage on this flight so at this point our savings were €20, however, we still had another €9.99 to make our money back from the membership.
Bucharest to Budapest
Our next Wizz Air flight was from Bucharest to Budapest, this flight was also €19.99 each (€39.98) and as such we saved a further €20.
- Cora’s Flight – €9.99 (Saved €10)
- Helen’s Flight – €9.99 (Saved €10)
At this point, we’d not only broken even but saved €10.01 by having the Wizz Discount membership.
It’s worth mentioning that at all times Wizz Air was the cheapest airline for us to fly with.
If you’re going to be paying more to fly with Wizz Air even though you have a discount club membership when compared to another airline, then it’s clearly not worth it…
London to Iceland (Return)
By this point, we were already in profit as a result of being Wizz Discount Club members. However, we managed to save even further by grabbing two return flights to Iceland from London Luton.
These flights were €29.99 each, however, thanks to the Wizz Discount club we only paid €19.99 each (€39.98 in total).
- Cora’s Flight – €19.99 (Saved €10)
- Helen’s Flight €19.99 (Saved €10)
From our two one-way flights and one return flight, we saved €30.01 by becoming Wizz Discount club members. This is based on the two of us travelling using that standard membership.
These savings are based on two people taking two one way flights and one return flight on the €29.99 standard membership.
How To Calculate If The Wizz Discount Club Is Right For You
Unless you’re planning on booking all your flights for the next year deciding whether or not the Wizz Air discount club is right for you can be difficult.
As a rule of thumb, I’d try and ensure that there’s two of you using the membership.
That way the savings are automatically twice as easy to achieve when compared to a solo traveller (who would have to achieve twice the amount of savings compared to a couple to make the discount club worthwhile)
Next, look at the flight or flights you are planning on taking with Wizz Air. In our case, it reduced the cost of the membership down from €29.99 (around €26) to around just €10 based on the savings we were making.
Finally, have a think about where you’re planning on spending your next twelve months. For us it was Europe and that’s where all of Wizz Airs flights are based.
Therefore it was likely even after our first flight from Doncaster to Sofia, that we’d be flying with Wizz Air again over the course of the next 12 months.
Of course, unless you can guarantee that you’re going to save by getting the Wizz Discount Club membership the day you buy it. i.e. booking multiple flights or saving the cost of the membership or more from your one set of flights then it is going to be a calculated risk that you’re going to want to consider.
How To Cancel Wizz Discount Club
Unlike other subscriptions, this membership discontinues after a year unless you renew it when booking a flight after your subscription end date.
For example, our Wizz Discount Club standard membership expires on the 25th May. If I was to book a flight at any point after the 25th of May then I’d be asked to renew my Wizz Discount Club in order to get the Wizz Discount Club price.
How To Fix The “WDC Membership Has To Be Purchased Before Continuing The Booking With A WDC Fare” Error
If you notice the error “WDC membership has to be purchased before continuing the booking with a WDC fare” upon trying to book your flight it means you’ve selected a Wizz Air Discount Club fare, without having an active membership.
If you have a Wizz Discount Club membership be sure to log in to prevent the error, alternatively if you don’t have a Wizz Discount Club membership you’ll need to purchase one in order to be able to capitalise on the discounted fares available to members.