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Old 20th May 2013, 10:49
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FRatSTN

You sound like a man on a mission and as your title states your keen on both STN and Ryanair but now might be the time to let it drop.
Firstly Easyjet did respond to your question , it may not have been the answer you liked or understood , but they did answer which is more than we got from Ryanair who simply ignored us on several occasions .

Everybody would like to fly to their destination from the local airport.
At STN you have far more choice on routes than others around the UK thanks to FR.
Easyjet have a strategy that is working well for them.We used to travel LTN-VIE with them regularly , then they dropped it and moved to Gatwick.
Yes the loads were always good on the flights we were on but they were obviously not good enough and off it went south.
You just end up adapting to the situation.
May I suggest that you will never fully really understand why decisions are made.Easyjet have given you their view, please accept it and move on.
You never know maybe one day they will come back and expand at STN.
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Old 20th May 2013, 11:02
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At STN you have far more choice on routes than others around the UK thanks to FR.
Precisely the long term issue for EasyJet!

You never know maybe one day they will come back and expand at STN.
And would they then realise that Ryanair have already taken over their capacity and have stuffed up all opportunities of regaining that share of the market they once threw out to them!?
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Old 20th May 2013, 11:04
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There is however strong competition from Ryanair but why would they after so many years of competing just pull the plug and let them win all the Stansted passengers?
The aircraft can be deployed into a less competitive and more profitable airport.
Thatís true, but they are not challenging the fact that Stansted has high load factors and often full flights.
Doesn't matter if it could make more money flying from somewhere that's not Ryanair's biggest base, yields are squeezed in a way that say LGW, isn't.
I completely understand that any business has to maximise the potential of its assets and return to share holders however I donít see this to be the case, or only case should I say.
You'd be wrong, that's business 1-01.
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Old 20th May 2013, 16:52
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it only takes a quick look at the reserved seating section of the booking system to see that the vast majority of seats are filled.
Actually that doesn't give a very good idea at all as it doesn't include anyone who didn't book seats in advance so really just depends on what the people who have booked so far have chosen to do.
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Old 20th May 2013, 17:28
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People who don't pay extra to reserve seats are allocated seats when they check-in online (as all passengers now have to do). Therefore if you have a look the night before or a few hours before a flight leaves, it gives a pretty reliable and accurate guide as to how full the flight is.
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Old 20th May 2013, 17:51
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Seat plans

Maybe but say there was only twenty pax on flight with three days to go it is not uncommon to then restrict the seat selection option in line with trim requirements , I have seen this done more than once also seas are routinely restricted from advance seat selection for other reason but overall I went rely on seat plans to gauge loads
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Old 23rd May 2013, 08:54
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More Gatwick slots

easyJet purchase Flybe's Gatwick slots (25 pairs) for £20m. Flybe to exit LGW.

Flybe Group PLC : Exchange of Gatwick Slots | 4-Traders
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Old 23rd May 2013, 18:09
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EasyJet's Egypt deal remains up in the air - Features - Al Jazeera English

Shifting sands of Egyptian Governments has done no favours to Easyjet.
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Old 27th May 2013, 11:09
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EZY UK/France - RHO Summer 2014

Hi all.

Im travelling out to Rhodes for a wedding May 2014 (best man duties).

Weve got 45 people on the guest list.

30 from East Midlands Area (JET2 far to expensive for next year £300 RTN)
and 15 from Paris.


So the Q's are. When can i expect both UK & France routes to Rhodes for next Summer to go on sale? Hoping more than just LPL & LGW. And am i right in thinking EZY fly from Orly to Rhodes this year? And hopefully next Summer?
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Old 27th May 2013, 12:25
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Basic Jet2 fare from Manchester next May £196 return
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Old 27th May 2013, 16:46
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Have a look at Jet2 Leeds Bradford
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Old 27th May 2013, 18:30
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Thanks.
Yes, MAN to Rho coming out at £200 approx.
I will hold out for EZY. Even though FR are flying twice a week from EMA this Summer season to RHO, but i would imagine they wont be on sale till the Winter, and anything on FR over 3hrs is a punishment to the human body.
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Old 28th May 2013, 09:16
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It's not bad. I've done 4 hour flights from EMA-FUE and STN-RHO before with FR and it was fine. I've done EZY with slightly shorter routes from LGW-ATH and LGW-RAK and it's not really any different.

It's basically the same except you don't get a seat pocket or a reclining seat on FR (but in my experiences there's a much greater choice of food and drinks with FR and only slightly more expensive nowadays).

The only major drawback really is like you say, you have to wait a long time for the schedule seasons to be released! You could get a very good price and times with FR from EMA-RHO but it depends if you want to wait that long.

EZY will be just as cheap and a very similar flying experience but flying times may go more into the night and since you have 30 people from the East Midlands; Gatwick or Liverpool is a bit of a trek, especially if you have a 01:30 arrival at Gatwick for example.
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Old 28th May 2013, 09:50
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Have done a 5 hour flight on Easyjet before to Egypt.
Never again as the seats do not recline and after several hours in this position, bolt upright, my back is killing.
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Old 28th May 2013, 09:57
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I have also done a 5 hour flight on Easyjet to Egypt.

I would happily do it again, as nobody was able to recline their seat into my already-limited legroom, which would have crushed my knees and made the journey unbearable.

If sitting in an upright position hurts your back, you need to see a chiropractor as this is the correct way to sit all the time.
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Old 28th May 2013, 10:56
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You can sit this way for 5 hours solid and not feel uncomfortable??
Don't think most people can.
Nothing otherwise wrong with my back. I'm a slim, fit person.

Even National Express coaches have reclining seats!
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Old 28th May 2013, 11:25
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I am with ajamieson on this. Am very happy that the inconsiderate person in front of me can't put his seat in my face.
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Old 28th May 2013, 12:15
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Yep; reclining seats in Economy class are a bad thing. It's amazing how inconsiderate some people can be.
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Old 28th May 2013, 12:18
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EZY & RYR Seats Are Great!

For me, an airline which does NOT have reclining seats is offering a premium feature. I would actively select an airline with NO reclining seats rather than one which provides them. Having some selfish buffoon with big hair full of chemical hairspray reclined into one's face for hours is deeply unappealing. Having ones knees scrunched up by a passenger who has not paid for YOUR space is annoying. Having the seatback table (where applicable) stuck at an awkward angle is well ... awkward. All this, and many deluded airline PR types STILL consider reclining seats in economy a selling point. Wake up and face reality. Seat pitch in first and business may allow for reclining seats, but in economy layouts categorically not so.

Well done EasyJet and Ryanair for phasing out these monstrous reclining seats. I know passenger comfort wasn't your primary motivation, but the outcome is a huge improvement anyway. Maybe EZY and RYR should market the advantages of non-reclining seats and embarrass afew dinosaur airlines along the way. Does anybody here genuinely believe that the ability to recline to a moderate degree outweighs the gross inconvenience of the passenger in front reclining into your space?

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Old 28th May 2013, 12:46
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I can understand folks getting stiff and uncomfortable sitting for five hours in an airliner's seat. The answer, of course, is to get up and visit the loo a couple of times (even if you don't want to). Walk to the far end of the cabin - you have to time your walk for when there's no food trolley blocking the way, unless you've been really uncomfortable in which case the trolley gives you an excuse for standing up for a few minutes. This will also combat any risk of DVT.
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