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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 08:36
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FCO Reductions

Also sees the Linate-Fiumicino disappear, something EZY really put up a fight for.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 16:58
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EZY join the queue to change hand luggage and if this ain't a further pitch at the Biz pax - I don't know what is. No wonder WW doesn't want them at LHR!

easyJet baggage allowance rules changed so only 'premium' passengers get to keep their bags - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

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Old 11th Aug 2015, 17:52
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This rule has applied for some time - I flew LPL/LIS in June and it was in place then. The allowance is actually printed on the boarding pass if you purchase tickets in the first few rows
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 21:32
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Looks like EZY is closing its FCO base from 28th February (previously guided as April).
And what is happening to the crews based there? In one LoCo's speak you are a contractor and can be moved whilli-niilly to where-ever. easy jet guys are employees and have certain protections. If your based is closed and you are 'made redundant in FCO' and are now 're-located to LIS' what is on offer? In some LoCo,s' it would be naff all as you are a contractor (of sorts), but what happens to an employee? This is an important question for our industry.
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 20:55
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What happened to U2 3870 from RAK to CDG after reaching circa 10000ft it turned back North of Casablanca and after several loops diverted into CMN?
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 23:28
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What happened to U2 3870 from RAK to CDG after reaching circa 10000ft it turned back North of Casablanca and after several loops diverted into CMN?

Sounds exciting. Hope they kept it all +ve g. Perhaps over stressing the airframe caused the diversion. Boredom can cause pilots to let off steam in different ways.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 16:20
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EZY is to give up all CMN routes altogether. Flights to Paris Cdg, Lyon and Milan Mxp will be terminated by the end of November or even earlier.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 17:14
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Passenger Tasered on Easyjet plane at Gatwick - BBC News

U2 applying the 2 bags rule................
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 17:20
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Girl films Cameron eating Pringles on an Easyjet flight - BBC News

Bet he wouldn't have got tasered for 2 bags.......
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 17:28
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U2 applying the 2 bags rule................
Better than forcing passengers to sit beside a pool of sick with FR
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 19:01
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Abide by the rules or book flexi fare or speedy plus!!
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 04:25
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Thankfully people don't book based on a plane's colour scheme. They look at things like route structure, frequency, punctuality and price and when people consider these things U2 can be attractive. With the same/similar legroom as BA and better punctuality than BA and with BA now charging for bags, it's easy to see why people are happy to skip the 'free' snack (20g packet of 'hand cooked crisps' or a small sandwich at best).

Watch any UK/FR domestic or any CDG/AMS/CPH/NCE/BCN/MAD flight on U2 and you'll notice there's no shortage of suits who happily travel U2.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 06:21
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Since when has BA been charging for bags ?
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 06:43
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For shorthaul flights, BA offer a hand-baggage-only fare and a with-checked-baggage fare. You can spin it as a price reduction or any other way you choose, but this looks, sounds and smells like BA charging extra for checked-in luggage.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 12:23
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When was the last time you flew BA?

In the last 7 weeks I have flown BA 8 times, three times on early morning flights where for breakfast I had a lovely raspberry muesli, ham croissant, orange juice and endless amounts of coffee (if I wanted it), twice on mid afternoon flights where I was served a chicken pasta dish (which was so nice I was given two), a lemon cake and coffee followed by a Bloody Mary, and three evening flights where I had a large ham and cheese sandwich and a few coffees as well as any alcoholic beverage if I had wanted it.

So where was my 20g packet of crisps, if you travel BA as regularly as I do you should know otherwise.

Even though I use other airlines when needed for either cost or convenience I still prefer to fly with my favourite airline knowing I am going to get a consistently good service and of course earning and spending

And no BA are not exactly charging for bags in the way your saying, they are just offering a hand baggage fare only which is ideal for business people and those on short hops who don't have the need for checked baggage, these fares are limited but you haven't seen the full basic fare go up only go down with the new hand baggage only fares.

I travel a lot at least 20 times a year and once you add the fares, baggage, reserved seating, any onboard food & beverage purchases I can assure you Easyjet come out either as more expensive than BA or about the same price, I know who I would prefer to fly with and it has nothing to do with the Easyjet colour scheme either

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Old 28th Aug 2015, 15:40
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No matter what way BA spin it, if you want a bag in the hold it will cost you more.

Your catering experiences are certainly not consistent with mine in Domestic/EuroTraveller.

Maybe I was a little unfair. I did get a small ham and croissant on CDG-LHR recently on the first flight out. NCL-LHR, mid morning was a packet of crisps.

On AF (which they would be competing with to and from CDG) it was a pain au chocolate for breakfast to CDG and then on to TXL it was a drink and a packaged savoury snack. Half a wrap on the return to CDG and then 2 bite sized macaroons on the connection to NCL.

You may have been given a full meal but that would have been on a longer flight, either that or your in club. If EJ were to have a premium class it would be the short flights in the region of an hour. And it is on these flights you get very little on the competition.

Unless you have status or a premium fare you can only check in for free on BA within 24 hours. Otherwise you run the risk of not getting seats together. If you want to guarantee seats together, you have to pay.

With the competition becoming ever more a la carte in terms of pricing, it's easy to see why U2 aw carrying more suits than ever before.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 20:44
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Regular flyer on GLA - LCY / LGW / LHR. Breakfast is OK but tends to be swimming (sorry exaggeration floating) on some sort of fluid but the sausage is tastyish. After 0900 its the packet of crisps / nut selection / biscuit so not exactly appetising albeit its free as is the drink. As regards the scrum to get on the plane its now like the early days of FR / U2 with my fellow BA Executive Clubbers being the worst in terms of queuing early to rush and cram their cases into the overheads. I also use U2 between GLA and BFS and to be honest the service is on a par with BA these days. In fact the OTP of U2 now in my experience is better than BA of late. BA do need to pull their socks up a bit because the product isn't that much different from the former low costs
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 21:06
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The new boarding trials will make an impact for the exec members when enforced. Isnt the domestic breakfast cut off 0930?
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 21:13
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The new boarding trials will make an impact for the exec members when enforced.
The new BA boarding trials are not about providing an enhanced service for Executive travelers as is being made out, but all about speeding up the turnaround time. And early statistics are showing that it has made jot-all difference to the turn around time.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 21:17
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How has this thread been hijacked by BA pax?????
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