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Old 26th Mar 2013, 21:34
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I agree with Ramper1 on all points except the catering. I don't have a problem with the pricing on EZY's products, but with the quality of the sandwiches and hot snacks. Very poor. Captive audience pricing, I just paid £6.80 for a cider and a packet of chips (Boxsters I think they're called).

On the other hand, it was a packed flight, the CC were helping people stow their hand luggage, we pushed back a few minutes early and arrived on stand 20 minutes early, and as always the entire performance was professional and as good as you can expect when flying economy class.

I am about to have my first experience of Norwegian in a couple of weeks, it will be interesting to compare, I have heard a lot of good reports.
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:17
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........but then again EI-BUD, you do work for easyjet.......
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:27
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but then again EI-BUD, you do work for easyjet.......
Thanks Zag23, but totally incorrect!!
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:28
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hmmmmmmmmmm.............."Apart from based A320, we are getting lots of visits from other bases of A320! Within 2hours this evening there were 2 in and out, one left just ahead of my flight to ALC. "

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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:30
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Grrr

And some of their excellent pilots being paid less than a bus driver for the privilage!
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:34
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Honestly, whatever plane I am sitting on it is usually a relief after the airport experience!!
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:35
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Well I dont work for or have shares in Easyjet but I love to fly with them. Very customer orientated and excellent to deal with.Ramper is spot on.. Unlike Norweigen, Easyjet actually fly to the sun with an extensive route network and a thankful absence of drop down screens showing cartoons and adverts

I reckon Stampe had a bad flight once with them and will always hold these views..
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:37
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No they dont have wifi, that for me would appear to be the gap
Can't we live without internet access for what must be an average block to block time of three hours? Have we really come to that? I do understand that the time spent on an aircraft is 'dead' time but there are books, magazines, newspapers, Kindle thingies, neighbours to chat to, or just having a doze.

Apart from anything else, it's usually quite uncomfortable and awkward to use a laptop on a plane, I know a lot of people have smartphones and I-pads etc but ...... FFS ...... we sleep for 8 hours a day and the world doesn't end because we don't check our email and Pprune through the night!

And now ........
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:50
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I tend to agree.

Unless a interactive system like Emirates could be offered (yeh right..) then the screens are pointless in the aircraft as everyone would just watch their own stuff on iPads etc.

The few airlines that do have these drop down screens show pointless drivel anyway!

I DO fly for the company and so I know a lot of the ins and outs, but I also happen to fly as a passenger with them every weekend and, as I alluded to before, the only bit that bothers and stresses me is the airport experience and some of the staff at the airports.

Once I am on the aircraft I am on the home straight, which I tend to pass away playing angry birds or sleeping...

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Old 27th Mar 2013, 11:37
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Capetonian

Agree with you fully, very well said.
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 13:03
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The half year results are out: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media...e-05042013.pdf

The numbers look good to me with a halving of the winter losses to 60-65 M pounds, but the market certainly didn't like it. Shares down by 7%.

Traffic numbers look strong for March as well:

Monthly traffic statistics - easyJet plc

90.5% load factor and 5.3% increase in passengers carried.
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 14:42
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EZY from TLV to MAN was cancelled yesterday. All passengers put up in 5* hotel in Tel Aviv. Good show Easyjet!

Anyone know the cause of the cancellation?
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Old 6th Apr 2013, 17:17
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EZY219 STN-GLA due in GLA at 20:55 now showing ETA 00:55 on FID at GLA but EasyJet website stating ontime. Can anyone shed light to save me hanging around GLA for the next few hours?!
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Old 6th Apr 2013, 17:25
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Sad to say, eJ are showing an estimated departure time on their website of 23:50.

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Old 6th Apr 2013, 17:29
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SFS - appreciate it, though their website still displays on time when I'm looking at it, couldn't script that!

EDIT - I was looking at mobile site, full site shows delay. Thanks again.

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Old 6th Apr 2013, 17:37
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The aircraft is doing a 4 sector, GLA - AMS, AMS GLA, GLA STN and then STN GLA.

It's pretty much only just left Glasgow enroute to Amsterdam (flying over leeds currently) but if it leaves on its new estimated time, the knock on effect won't see it landing from Stansted until 0110 Local.

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Old 6th Apr 2013, 19:51
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Thanks, very thorough. Did it go tech or was it a knock-on from elsewhere?
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Old 6th Apr 2013, 20:33
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Sorry, don't have that information.

I imagine it was a delay due to earlier flights, and this just had a knock on effect through the whole day.

Could be tech, slot, crew, medical reasons.

Estimated arrival in Glasgow is now 0055L, but that could change if further turn arounds delayed.

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Old 6th Apr 2013, 23:00
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Only EZY delays in GLA today seem to be this aircraft and it's schedule. Guess we'll never know. On schedule for new eta at 00:55hrs. Thanks again for info.
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 20:33
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Does anybody know when the winter schedule will be released for the European bases?
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