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Old 26th Jun 2012, 15:56
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I believe that is what is says??
"NCL - 1x A320 (2x A319)"
You may have misread NCE (as in LFMN (Nice)) which has 1x A319 and 1x A320.

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Old 26th Jun 2012, 23:25
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EDI has 2 320's and 3 319's
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 00:34
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DRS - 1x A319
Not sure where you mean here, but there are no aircraft based in Dresden.

Do you mean an A319 that nightstops in Dortmund (DTM)?
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 10:57
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ezydriver... that is what the list says, 3x A319's and 2x A320's.

Zippy.... Thanks for that, meant DTM and not DRS, and for some reason forgot to put it by LTN's based a/c list.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 08:41
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easyJet Plus card membership

Myself and my good lady are Plus card holders. Our current cards expire at the end of August.

This morning, we both received emails from easyJet, advising that our cards were about to expire and we should renew. Just five minutes later, two more emails arrived, advising that our cards had expired today.

Are easyJet so short of cash that they are attempting to trick people into renewing Plus Card membership two months early and cut the membership for the current year by two months?

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 14:43
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Someone mentioned on the BFS thread a few weeks ago that ezy plan launching 2 new routes from BFS anyone here know what they are?
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 15:46
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Originally Posted by IB4138 View Post
easyJet Plus card membership

Myself and my good lady are Plus card holders. Our current cards expire at the end of August.

This morning, we both received emails from easyJet, advising that our cards were about to expire and we should renew. Just five minutes later, two more emails arrived, advising that our cards had expired today.

Are easyJet so short of cash that they are attempting to trick people into renewing Plus Card membership two months early and cut the membership for the current year by two months?
The first email seems sensible enough. Warning someone about 8 weeks before their card expires seems perfectly reasonable to me. Enough time for someone to consider renewing and give them enough time to do so before they are left without a plus card. If you renew now then presumably you will get 14 months until the benefits run out, so not a con. They may also be increasing the price soon, so perhaps nudging you to accepting the current price?

The second email just seems like an error as if your cards really do expire in August then an email containing the wrong date is obviously incorrect. Email them back and point it out.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 19:10
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Allocated Seating

Apparently easyJet are to roll out out allocated seating!
Nothings been announced yet but it looks as though its most likely to happen.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 20:41
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Bad mistake to remove this USP.

If you are different from the rest and successful, why change the formula?

It ain't broke, no fix needed.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 20:49
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IB4

Agree

Easyjet have been a follower for a long time rather than being innovative.

I expect to see U2 being added to another airline in next 3 years as think they lost their way.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 21:06
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You think??
I can see Ryanair following our lead on this, very shortly.

Easy are a very different airline from the one that I joined a few years ago.
It's all about evolving and moving with what the markets are asking for.

Stand still and expect to be overtaken.

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 21:08
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Racedo,

Just do not get too disappointed after next 3 years
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 21:11
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Doubt it, Market value way above what any airline group could afford. They could merge but don't see it. Stretch target probably exceeded this year and aviation analyst liking the strategy thus far. Then again it's aviation so who knows!!
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 21:32
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Rumour has it however that easyjet Plus cards will remain in one form another allowing pax to choose their seats via this channel. They're trying to incorporate it into the allocated system, that as easyflyer83 said WILL be coming as the trial is going very well by all accounts.

Racedo, I very much doubt that. If we've lost our way then certain other airlines must have gone waaaaay of course!
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:09
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So, if a Pluscard holder books the day before a flight is due to depart and they want to sit in the first 5 rows of the cabin, all of which have already been allocated, are they going to bounce someone down the cabin to accommodate the Pluscard holder? That is what I will expect if the Pluscard holder is me. It is the ONLY way it can work...or you reserve the first 5 rows for Pluscard holders, some of whom may be late bookers.

If you do not,you devalue the benefits and in this case remove one of the main benefits of having a Pluscard.

This really has not been thought through.

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:13
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The vast majority of people have been crying out for allocated seating. A lot of people choose not to use easyJet because of the current boarding process.

The trial is showing that the passengers like it and they are able to board quicker since nobody is faffing about with what seat to use. You also do not have to pay for an allocated seat as one will be given to you regardless but no guarantee that it would be one that you want unless you pay a small fee. I understand plus holders will not be charged to select any seat and will still be boarded first.

easyJet is not making a mistake, it's just for once listening to its customers and giving them the option if they wish to choose it.
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:14
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IB4138 Don't get ya knickers in a twist. I never said I knew how it was going to work, I just said that this is what I believe to be being looked at in conjunction with the allocated seating trials.

Also to be fair, a pluscard does not guarantee that you will be able to get the first 5 rows now anyway, it just means you will be one of the first on the aircraft. Say for example we have a large number of assistance passengers, plus a large number of speedy boarders on that particular flight and your at the back of the SB queue those first 5 rows may already be gone.

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:25
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easyJet chairman expected to resign in next few days, to take over chair at Barclays.

it's just for once listening to its customers
It clearly is not. The majority of Pluscard holders do not want it. It's the passengers who don't want to pay for a Pluscard or Speedy Boarding that want it, the concept having been "mis-sold" to them, to get a "Yes" opinion. They see something for nothing as being potentially on offer.

Say for example we have a large number of assistance passengers, plus a large number of speedy boarders on that particular flight and your at the back of the SB queue those first 5 rows may already be gone.
Far too many seats are usually blocked for passengers requiring assistance and are often released later in the boarding pattern.

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:29
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Being one of the first to board an all economy cabin in itself is not a particularly valuable perk. Combined with a free seating policy its value goes up dramatically as it then allows a pretty good choice of seating. Move to allocated seating and the perk then diminishes in perceived value even if all the legal wording remains valid.

Suppose that on Monday-Friday flights, the first couple of rows are reserved for allocation to card holders with a proviso that cabin crew move people before departure to ensure emergency rows are not vacant. Would that solve the conundrum ? Loyalty card holders (which is what they are effectively) still have a useful perk for their money. Other passengers can either pay up to sit wbere they want or get luck of the draw (back of the bus) for free instead. Easyjet increases the average ancillary spend per passenger.

Plenty of legacy airlines have managed this balancing act for years between gold card holders, late bookers, those paying full fare in respective cabin and the cheapskates. Easy are a large airline - they should be capable of achieving the same objective

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:31
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Not going to happen.

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