Red Wings airline – Deceptive prices, made up additional charges and rudest staff ever
I must warn all travelers about Red Wings airline because they are the most unprofessional and untrustworthy airline I had a misfortune of dealing with. I am a frequent traveler and I traveled through Europe, Asia and Africa and I never encountered such treatment. Me and my husband and mother flew fr om Belgrade, Serbia to Moscow Domodedovo airport (outbound: march 23rd and return march 30th 2019).
First – they make the booking process really complicated and you don’t have the option to get a ticket with check-in baggage (I purchased tickets via skyscanner, sent them additional baggage request just to be informed that the airline does not offer that option). I contacted Red Wings and got the response I can purchase the baggage on their website, but since I didn’t purchase my ticket via their website but via third-party site, that was impossible. So they told me I could purchase additional baggage at their counter at the airport and that the price would be 2500 Russian rubles (around 35 euro). That was not true – because they charged me 50 euro for that (I kept the receipt)!
Second – the airplane personal was the rudest ever – I never saw such treatment, no smiles, no please – they were fighting with some passengers in the rudest manner.
Third – on our way back – they CHARGED US ADDITIONALLY for the carry-on luggage! I flew around the world with that suitcase and low cost and regular, and NEVER, no one ever charged me the price of a 23kg suitcase for a 5kg bag that fits the global carry-on standards but only in Russia it is bigger than allowed (!!!). Just to be clear – in Belgrade (wh ere we were flying from) they regularly checked it and let us pass without problems, this was just on the way back.
Fourth – since we made a complaint at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow not just because it was outrageous to charge for a bag that was free on our way over, but because the staff at the check-in was extremely rude, unhelpful and even dismissive and sarcastic – all three of us were shocked at that behavior. That was March 30th, and to this day (April 8th) no one from the Red Wings airline made contact or responded to the complaint.
So to sum up – I honestly recommend you avoid this airline because you will get overcharged, disrespected and mistreated and that is something you don’t want when you travel. They are deceptive about their prices and very rude to their customers so it is safe to say I will never travel with them again, nor will my friends and acquaintances.
Just horrible. I took a charter flight from Moscow last month. The plane was 5 hours late in leaving. No effort made to explain the delay, ground staff ignorant and absent, cabin crew were appalling, food disgusting, and the pilot could barely disguise his irritation at having to make the routine address to the passengers. No apology from him for being late, nothing, they could not have shown more disdain towards their customers if they had actually tried to. Cattle traveling in a rail car get more courtesy. If you can avoid them, then avoid them!