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Wizz Air to launch Luton to St Petersburg and Moscow

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Wizz Air has announced that it is launching Luton to St Petersburg and Moscow.

Most people were taken by surprise when British Airways announced in May that it was dropping flights to St Petersburg.  Kiev was also closed at the same time.

As I wrote at the time, I assume that the continued economic sanctions against Russia have finally taken their toll.  Russia doesn’t help itself, however, by imposing its tough visa restrictions on St Petersburg.  This should be one of the most popular UK weekend break destinations, but in reality few people are willing to go to the trouble of arranging the necessary paperwork for the sake of a 2-3 night trip.

Wizz Air to launch St Petersburg

The good news is that Wizz Air has announced new routes to Moscow and St Petersburg from London Luton.

The services start on 1st October, just in time for the suspension of the British Airways St Petersburg flight on 4th October.  The only other direct option from the UK is the Aeroflot service from London Gatwick.

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  1. Another good thing from Wizz flights to St Pete and Moscow that it would prompt BA to lower fares which currently are RIDICULOUS! I went to Moscow last week and my return economy ticket with BA was £600! Similar to my trip to St Pete in June (when BA economy was about £600 while business on LH was £450 return). With no normal food, old planes, broken tables, frozen IFE and grumpy stuff. “To Fly. To Serve”
    When easy was flying to Moscow BA kept their prices very low too and £200 return fares were a norm not an exception. I very much hope that competition with Wizz will help to see these fares back soon.

    • If I read the article correctly BA have dropped St Petersburg as a destination. In which case Wizz Air are not competing but filling the void left by BA exiting the route.

      • That’s true but on Moscow route they will compete and customers will undoubtedly benefit from that. Also, we should thank Brexit for those routes to be opened by Wizz actually

  2. Sangamesh says:

    Hi Rob,

    is there any similar cards like Curve? As there is no way to use it after 50 thousand spend.

  3. Talay says:

    Curve isn’t worth £2.50 and unless taken over with equally worthless shares it will IMHO revert to zero.

    Those of us who have lived through the dot come boom have seen this crap before.

    • I did work through that! I was one of those people who would get mobbed at First Tuesday events because I had a VC badge.

      The Gorillapark (obviously long bust and forgotten) launch party on Brick Lane around 2001 remains the most ludicrously OTT corporate event I have ever attended 🙂

      • Talay says:

        Barcap back in 1999 had some place near Horse guards fir the Xmas bash. Full scale dodgems etc. and free flow everything.

        Oh the days of banking to largesse. Ha ha

  4. Curve related – I just paid my monthly virgin credit card statement using my curve card. I thought my curve account was set to use my debit card as a method of payment but it was actually set to use the credit card I’m paying off. The transaction appears to have gone through so far; the additional debit has been added to my virgin card and curve is also showing the transaction. Has anybody ever successfully done this as I don’t want to risk the transaction getting rejected and then missing my payment deadline. Should I just contact virgin up front and explain the error or keep schtum?

    • Grant says:

      Any option to use the go back in time feature and charge it to another card?

      Also, there isn’t much point wasting Curve spending limits using your debit card when presumably you could have just used that direct to pay your Virgin bill.

      • Thanks, I have tried that but it won’t let me go back in time at the minute while the transaction is still pending.

        I wasn’t aware of the spending limits on the curve card. I never seem to get near them.

    • How would Virgin know? Doubt they are smart enough to see a matching debit and credit.

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