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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:57
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Not going to happen.

Not even after half a bottle of of Rioja will I swallow that !
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 23:10
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Majority of the passengers who fly with easyJet are not plus card holders. I do not know what or if there will be improvements for plus card holders. I'm sure there will be some changes to off set the point you've made.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 08:32
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easyflyer83; I agree with you comments, easyJet is a good airline, I think they are great to fly with and I find the experience very enjoyable, they fly to locations that are convenient for me and the addition of pre assigned seating will mean a much more relaxed and stress free boarding experience.

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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 13:18
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I would like to see the evidence Plus Cad holders dont want allocated seating I do.
I would also ask the question are there any regular flyers that like unallocated seating?
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 13:29
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As Plus Card holders pay £238 per year for a couple, I would not be surprised if the majority were not in favour of allocated seating as it makes the main benefit worthless.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 13:31
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I'm a regular flyer with Easyjet and like the unallocated seating. When flying alone it means I have a very good chance of a seat near the front of the aircraft. For a 2 hour flight what matters to me is being able to get out of the airport when I arrive quickly. If flying with only hanx luggage, no need to wait for the baggage handlers and I prefer to go through immigration without having to queue behind everyone else.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 13:36
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TSR2; I was reading the various emails that easyJet sent out re Allocated Seating and Speedy Boarding. It seems clear that the trial period will give Speedy Boarders 'some of the best seats on the aircraft' but I cannot find anything that says that this wont be the case going forward, though the very 1st suggestion of pre assigned seating did say something about it.

It will be good to see what the finished product looks like, ie vis a vis speedy plus card holders. Speedy Boarders are technically the 1st to board so if they dont get the pick of seats prior to the flight then technically it is not very beneficial buying speedy boarding. They will have to leave it as per the trial, ie Speedy Boarders get the choice.

I find the card exceptionally good value for money under the current arrangement.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 14:44
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" far too many seats are usually blocked off for Asisstance pax, and then later released during boarding ".

This is because we only get told how,any assistance pax there are, not how manyare travelling with them. Some also have assistance booked by insurance company, and have paid for three seats. We as crew don't get this information till the passenger arrives., hence so many seats blocked. There is nothing worse than not having enough seats blocked off , and then tryin g to move pax after.......,ost of which are speedy boarders in front rows, and will Not move as they have paid for the right to sit there. Then you delay boarding and stress people out!!!! It's best to over allocate and release, than under allocate and move!!!!!!

We also have no idea of their condition on boarding....whether they are a complete carry on ( which they need the row in front and behind empty to enable them to be lifted into position ) or have broken legs ( need to have leg on the three seats) or what. There is a reason why seats are blocked off, so please don't assume that it's always overly blocked off.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 14:57
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The problem with your explanation is that in the past, I have witnessed seats being blocked on boarding and then used by off duty crew and their families traveling to/from holidays.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 17:22
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Personally I am all for allocated seating as it would make the whole process quicker, less stressful and in my opinion that little bit extra value for money.

From my opinion the current boarding process only seems to work at some airports, I only fly from Liverpool in the UK and it is very organised there.

However in spanish airports for example there is no queueing system so some passengers force their way to the front to try to get good seats and there is virtually no control of who is and who isnt speedy boarding. You can tell people are anxious to get good seats! So much so that as soon as they see a gate agent walking over everyone jumps up from their seats and runs to get into a queue, its the same around FIDS - a little crowd gathers and as soon as the gate is announce people are literally running and pushing. Im sure most people will consider this a vast improvement.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 17:59
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However in spanish airports for example there is no queueing system so some passengers force their way to the front to try to get good seats and there is virtually no control of who is and who isnt speedy boarding.
What a load of bullocks! I never encounter problems at Spanish airports and the SB queuing system is far better organised than at several UK airports.


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It is MAN and LPL crews that I have found guilty of this practice and to be fair, has never happened to me with a LGW based crew.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:16
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we're all speedy boarding plus card holders
You may be, but the rest of the family are not, unless they have purchased cards at the massive discount that staff family members are offered....and friends certainly are not....and they board late with hangovers.

Most crews are brilliant, but you still have a few who need weeding out.

It has happened to me twice with a MAN based crew and once at LPL. PM me and I can describe the guilty parties. They may already have left the company, as I have not seen them on flights this year.

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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:21
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IB4138,

I am easyjet crew and as ef83 states all employees are SB card holders and frankly most of us willingly pay the extra for SB for our families when we go on holiday. The one thing we can do for our work colleagues is look after them when they do fly on one of our flights. Dry your eyes princess!

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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:25
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Why, Ivor, should they receive preferential treatment to any other Plus card holder, as they should not?

I think your post answers this! You do give them preference!
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:32
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IB4138,

thats just the way it is, no one said life was going fair (I will always try and look after my work colleagues), deal with it or go elsewhere!

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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:52
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Oh dear Ivor !

I don't think your CEO will like your attitude or practice....but thanks for that, I shall print it off and send it to her.

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It's flight crew who blocked these seats for use of their late boarding, holidaying, colleagues and family.

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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:53
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I have a friend and he will always sit in an aisle seat in the hope noone will sit in the other two seats, I suggest that is blocking seats. So as said passengers do it in their own way.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 18:59
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I'm sure we shall now all wait for a memo saying that off duty or positioning cabin crew cannot be looked after in any way, shape or form due to busy bodies emailing the CEO ...
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 19:03
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Perhaps you don't get the point bmibaby.com.

On one occasion, it was two whole rows (3 and 4)..12 seats in total.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 19:15
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We're these crew in uniform or not?? We're they all crew ?. How do you know this if they are not in uniform. If they are positioning crew...uniformed or not, they may have reason to have been in the font of the aircraft I.e connecting to another aircraft waiting for them on their arrival? Just asking - just can't see why you are so upset?
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