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Old 27th Mar 2012, 16:37
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
As if we weren't being ripped off enough about hidden charges they come up with something else:

EasyJet to charge £12 for a bit more leg room in latest stealth charge to push up the cost of flying | Mail Online
Hardly a hidden cost. If you don't want extra leg room then don't buy it. The Mails claim of a stealth charge is laughable, do they even know the meaning of the word? Nice to see the usual "rent-an-outrage" commenters who've probably never even set foot on an aircraft leaving the usual drivel as well.

EZY are quite slow to act on this, really, seeing as how BA, UA, LS, BE, FR and countless other airlines the world over all charge extra for the exit or bulkhead seats, low cost or not, it's a simple, easy money maker guaranteed to bring in extra revenue on any given flight. £12 is pretty generous, really.

Quit what took them so long, I don't know.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 17:06
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Don't Jet2 already use a very similar system?
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 20:11
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Originally Posted by kriskross View Post
Don't Jet2 already use a very similar system?
Yes, LS charge a varying fee for certain seats on board, you can also buy them at the airport too for, I think, the same price as online. Different rates for different routes as far as I am aware.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 21:13
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CX charge a load more for extra legroom seats in economy... Seems to be fairly standard practice now
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 22:44
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·******** LTN-AGP-LTN and LTN-SSH-LTN
·******** LTN–SAW–LTN, LTN–ALC–LTN and GLA–ALC-GLA
Was expecting allocated seating to be put on LGW-AGP-LGW. Think that route is one of the most popular EZY routes, if not the popular.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 23:39
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RE: Allocated seating the routes were decided primarily because they want to test the system across varying boarding arrangements, handling agents and airport systems aswell as over a mixture of leisure/City and short/long distance flights.

RE: Takeovers. Carolyn McCall right up until the other day has always insisted that they anticipate organic growth. They apparently 'half heartedly' looked at bmi but LHR was never going to be an option. There is however a couple of rumours around the company. That said the board would never really admit anything such as that but by the same token rumours are always rife in this industry as we always know.

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Old 28th Mar 2012, 11:20
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RE: Takeovers. Carolyn McCall right up until the other day has always insisted that they anticipate organic growth. They apparently 'half heartedly' looked at bmi but LHR was never going to be an option. There is however a couple of rumours around the company. That said the board would never really admit anything such as that but by the same token rumours are always rife in this industry as we always know.
Showing naievety and inexperience here.....

Never comment on takeovers until they happening and you 100% sure can get full board / shareholder approval which is unlikely given Stelios.

Ms McCall is commenting because she feels she has to rather than deflecting and saying nothing at all.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 16:34
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Flew out of LPL yesterday on the silly O clock flight to GIB, and every seat was taken . Due to this they took a different approach to cabin baggage. we went to the gate early and were asked if we wouldnt mind putting the largest of our bags in the hold to help with space in the cabin. In return the volunteers were boarded immediately after the speedy boarders leaving our bags at the bottom of the steps. Have to say worked well and freed up on board storage space.

The cost..err nothing actually and a nice thanks from the gate staff for our co operation. As a result we got exit seats for nothing. Now can you imagine O`Leary???????.......No neither can I......Big thanks to all the crew you looked after us well
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 21:58
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Yes definately a different way than normal. And I hope you enjoyed the new terminal at GIB as well
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:16
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EZY have been using this method for quite a while now, as have several other airlines. However, it isn't universally popular with all pax. On some flights it can be difficult to get the required number of bags, even with the offer of pre-boarding.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:47
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I was "offered" this at LTN 10 days ago but declined. Pre-boarding vs baggage reclaim at CDG was not a very attractive offer.
Incidentally, French pax were approached as well and they didn't understand what was being asked of them so they declined as well. No French speaker seemed to be available at that particular gate.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 08:49
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I have found this to be the norm on all easy flights this year, followed certainly at Gatwick, by extra scrutiny for oversized cabin bags, with appropriate charge for offending items.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:26
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In my experience, it's a policy that so far seems to be working quite well. I am seeing far fewer delays due to offload of bags from the cabin to the hold. You're not obliged to volunteer your bag - indeed I don't when I'm travelling as a passenger - but people do, and it works.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 20:52
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This policy would be fine if you could pick up your bags as you dis-embarked the aircraft. When I have only carry-on luggage, the last thing I want to do is wait at baggage re-claim for my small hold-all when other pax have forced their supposed carry-on luggage weighing 18kg into an over-head locker!
Personally I believe that Easy have too lenient a policy regarding cabin baggage. They should more strictly enforce baggage size restrictions [not weight], thus reducing the need to ask pax to 'donate' luggage to the hold.
Whilst on my rant, why cannot pax realise that putting luggage into a locker 'length-wise' [ie wheels parallel to the fuselage] is just plain WRONG! Sorry - just going to lie down, wheels facing fore and aft!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 21:08
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Grrr

Why would you volunteer to put your approved cabin luggage in the hold, just to get on the plane sooner? Your wait 'at the other end' will be significantly longer!

Basically easyJet cannot cope with 155 passengers bringing their allowed cabin bags on board?

I assume that the bags going into the hold DO NOT contain electrical items banned from the hold?
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 21:46
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Electrical items aren't banned from the hold - items such as lithium batteries and cigarette lighters are however. That is down to the check in staff to ask. From my recent experience however they failed to ask.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 06:33
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The Winter schedule seems to show SEN as retaining its three based A319s, while still leaving a few gaps for additional routes.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 07:36
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How is the Luton base looking for the winter 2012/2013?
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 09:21
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Exchange cabin bag for priority boarding

Did this last night on the way back to BFS from LTN. I have to say it is a good idea - got a over-wing window seat in exchange for a 5 minute wait in BFS on the case. I did it mainly to get away from a group of 50 excitable schoolkids who were in the queue behind me!

I have had this before with hand luggage on CRJ's where they can't fit the bigger roller bags into the overhead bins. With Lufthansa they tag it and you leave it at the bottom of the A/C steps and collect it there at the other end.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 19:22
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What percentage of passengers already have a bag in the hold? No loss for them going pick the bags at the other end, just one more to collect off the carousel.
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