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Old 28th Aug 2015, 23:38
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any onboard food & beverage purchases I can assure you Easyjet come out either as more expensive than BA or about the same price,
Agreed I also find this, which with a lower cost base is.....er a win for EZY !
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 05:58
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Apologies. It's my fault for the BA drift. I was merely trying to show that attitudes are changed and nobody will select an airline based on the rather basic (in my opinion) catering that U2's competitors offer and that the product differentiation is a lot more blurred that it once was.

I see no reason why a premium section won't work on U2. But with some of the highest load factors in the industry, maybe they feel they don't need to.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 07:12
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I see little point in an EasyJet premium section, apart from the obvious piece of adding complexity to the model, they don't need to have it to collect higher fares, they charge a fortune on the last tickets per flight, in their successful yield management approach.

They have very good facilities for those who want fast track etc...easyJet plus is great value for me, adding a premium service would simply look like a seat closed off in the middle and an increase in price of at least 50%.

Let's also not forget a high proportion of easyJet flights are quite short ie 1-2 hours...
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 17:31
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Late spring/early summer 2016

EZY will release their late spring/early summer 2016 flights (March 21st - June 26th) on Thursday.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 14:24
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I note that LGW to DME has not been extended beyond 20/3/2016 in the new flying programme released today.

Does anyone know if this route is to be canned (having already been scaled back) or are their further releases to come?
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 21:05
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TonyQ,

I wrote that in the Gatwick thread, but yes DME route will be stopping. That has been confirmed by the CEO due to political unrest between Russia and Ukraine etc.
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 20:55
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The S16 programme from LTN looking impressive with some interesting frequency increases on routes like AMS, CPH & VIE.

Hopefully the schedule will allow for more routes to be added
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 14:27
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This is Easyjet related but prompted by the recent BA 777 fire in Las Vegas and in particular obeying the cabin crew instructions.
In June I flew ABZ to LTN return twice and had issues with three of those flights. By far the worst was a lengthy announcement made by an oriental FA whose accent was so strong and speech so fast I could only make out about 5% of what she said. Initially I thought it was just me, but looking around there were many others giving sideways glances to each other in bewilderment but holding back lest they make fools of themselves. Eventually about half the passengers burst out laughing, the most hysterical one being, ironically, an Oriental man. I wrote to Easyjet describing this and the other issues and about a month later received a reply completely ignoring the intelligibility issue. I wrote again expressing my disappointment at their failure to take a cabin safety issue seriously and about a month later received a cursory reply. Why did I bother? I was an affected passenger and work with cabin safety on a daily basis in my job.
And my point is.........if you cannot discern what is being said, how do you obey and how do you take subsequent announcements seriously? VERY POOR show Easyjet.
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 15:38
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Well, the most important PA would be the safety demo. The safety demo is pre recorded on most occasions. If it is read, it is read by the cabin manager. I don't believe for one moment anyone would make it to CM if they were that unintelligible. Crews are also regularly assessed and provided feedback with any safety related concerns being escalated to base management.

All crew go through an English language test as the first part of the assessment, all training and assessment is done in English so anyone would need a good command of the English language to pass the course. I'm struggling to see how she made it to the line if that's the case.

It doesn't make it right, but they don't listen anyway, BA at LAS is an excellent expample of this. The Southwest evacs too.
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 17:17
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All crew go through an English language test as the first part of the assessment, all training and assessment is done in English so anyone would need a good command of the English language to pass the course. I'm struggling to see how she made it to the line if that's the case.

True, but how many times do you hear the safety PA being made as if a speed record is being chased. It's sector 4,5 or 6 of a long day. repetition, repetition and yet do it again. Yawn, get it over with. It's human nature.
In my local national airline the purser does the PA from memory standing up and talking to the passengers face to face eye to eye. It is professional, respectful and demands attention. I hate it when I see pursers making PA's deliberately standing behind the bulkhead and not engaging with their audience as if they are scared. These PA's about duty free etc. are done from memory. It is dreadful. It might be that the SOP is for the safety PA to be read from a script so there is no error. OK, but it still can be read intelligently and intelligibly. A purser should project themselves as being in charge of proceedings and not a frightened rabbit.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 01:36
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With nearly all easyJet demos being played on the pre recorded announcements in a very slow and deliberate manner this should be extremely rare and due to the config of the easyJet A320 there is no bulkhead for the CM to hide behind, unless they stretch the inter phone to the other side of the cabin. It's all personal preference and not an airline specific thing. There are those who will sit and read it, those who'll stand, but there's not much room when CC4 is doing the demo and the CM is reading it. The CM will always be behind and to the side of the Cc4, and if they're tall then their face will be hidden by the over head locker.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 09:09
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Does anyone have an exact release date for summer schedule/fares? I know its said to be early October. Cheers
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Old 15th Oct 2015, 06:00
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EasyJet to recruit over 1,000 staff
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Old 17th Oct 2015, 20:16
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New Venice Base

First routes from Venice launched:

eff 03FEB16 Venice – Edinburgh 4 weekly
eff 04FEB16 Venice – Prague 3 weekly
eff 23MAR16 Venice – Bristol 4 weekly
eff 24MAR16 Venice – Copenhagen 3 weekly
eff 24MAR16 Venice – Olbia 3 weekly
eff 29MAR16 Venice – Stuttgart 3 weekly
eff 17APR16 Venice – Bordeaux 3 weekly
The airline also plans to launch service to Mahon/Menorca, Mykonos and Thira/Santorin
easyJet to Launch Venice Base in 2016 | Airline Route

September

Passengers: 6,610,844 +7.6%
Load Factor: 93.1% +0.9pp
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Old 17th Oct 2015, 22:19
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Summer 2016 flights (27th June - 4th September) will go on sale this Thursday, 22nd October.
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 10:26
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How can easyJet not make Gatwick-Dusseldorf work? Two massive population centres with only BA and Germanwings for competition. I've flown the route 8-9 times this year and it's been full every time.
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 22:48
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PA Announcement

Can I just say that on my EZY flight yesterday, the safety announcement was made by recorded male voice, spoken slowly and clearly. The message clearly stated that in an emergency, all hand luggage should not be taken off the aircraft - I would guess that 95% of the pax never heard that part of the announcement, as it was 'buried' in all the other routine information about seat belts, life jackets etc.
Perhaps this particular safety message could somehow be exaggerated by being given in person by the cc, rather than by the recorded voice?
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Old 19th Oct 2015, 09:19
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The easyJet demo is fairly standard in that very few make a big point out if what to do with luggage. It's been many a year since I flew them but I'm fairly sure United would mention in before take off and then once again on approach "if an evacuation becomes necessary, leave everything behind". Still, you could advise people individually or have a big flashing sign telling them not to haul their carryons off in an emergency. Life is cheap nowadays, and people are more self centred and lack any sense of responsibility, particularly in the UK.
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 09:04
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Edinburgh to bodrum /glasgow to bodrum

Hi i know this is a bit in the future but is anyone aware if Ezy will operate the sucessfull EDI-BJV in may 2017? And operational days as they changed for S16.
I use the route a lot and using it again in.S16

Also do they plan a glasgow-bodrum service as their are empty slots available where prev sucessfull flights to bjv were ?

I ask this at this early stage as need to book dates for 2017 before they go on sale in sept 16 as my new employer wishes to know the accurate dates as they dont usually guarantee dates after around aug the year before for may and sept
as we travel usually may and sept is their any way of having a heads up on 2017 via Easyjet as we only have Easyjet to bodrum now from Scotland and it is important to us.

I also note they are joined with Tc holidays in S16 on the Edi will this continue in S17
sorry if it is off topic.
Also for the advance interest in the route.

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Old 29th Oct 2015, 01:44
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It appears a lot of EasyJet Switzerland aircraft will be transferring back to EasyJet this winter according to jethro. You think a merger is possible here?
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