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Old 14th Apr 2016, 15:56
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True, the BFS is the only regularly flown domestic route (operated by NCL based aircraft, all BRS flights are operated from BRS base) however at up to 18 rotations a week it's still a fair amount of flying. I was reading in some rag today that NCL is the most expensive airport in terms of ticket prices so there's a good chance that they're making good money on the beach flights. Competition on the Spanish flights is undoubtably stronger however as anyone with an ounce of sense is avoiding Egypt/Turkey/Tunisia there are a lot more people flying to Spain this year.

In terms of sickness I'm not sure how you know and how you would know how it compared to other bases. In general crews have higher sick rates then ground based jobs anyway.

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Old 14th Apr 2016, 18:00
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Such an expert on the NCL base but doesn't know they fly to Bristol? Hmmm
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 17:26
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Winter 2016/17

Well what can I say other than that this coming winter schedule is yet again a bit of a dull, boring, same old same old kind of theme.

It's probably the most unstructured I've seen yet with frequencies changing seemingly every few weeks, routes being served on a Sunday and Tuesday only (what use is that!?) and others with generally poor timings to suit business travel. I know there's peaks and troughs in demand but come on!

This quote made me chuckle in response to their 1.3% drop in March LF...

EasyJet falls behind Ryanair as budget airlines battle for dominance of Europe?s skies - Mirror Online

“We still have a load factor of over 90% which by any standards is a very good performance,” she said.

“We’ve got some very good value fares - but we’re not giving away seats like some other airlines.”


Really? Well maybe you should give it a go... that's generally how a LCC would stimulate demand during the off-peak periods and make commercial gains from ancillary revenues.

It's that well known strategy of "pile it high, sell it cheap" that wins when demand is lower, rather than this willy nilly, shall we shan't we kind of approach whereby, compared to their competition, they have mediocre fares and offer generally poor durations and flexibility to the customer.

Sorry for those who disagree, but I don't think that's good enough these days, as is starting to be reflected in their performance figures when others are reporting 20%+ traffic growth with record profits.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 12:12
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Recently flew MAN to LPA with Jet2. I was very impressed with the total experience as I had heard different opinions. 737 300 in Jet2 holidays livery. The whole onboard experience was,in my opinion, far superior to what easyJet offer. Excellent service ,not to many announcements and no bright cabin lights with a crew member on the pa every 30 minutes mentioning nearly everything they sell on the bar/gift shop. Aircraft was clean too and in-flight meals are nice. All in all, I'd rather fly Jet2 than easyJet now. Far superior onboard.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 14:03
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Quit agree FR@STN

easyjet has lost it's mojo and is fast becoming just another airline. They no longer seem to have forgotten their routes. I can't see them ever starting a route like Liverpool to Nice again. They lack adventure.

EZY will have aircraft sitting around this winter. Why not start some winter only routes from say Liverpool to Las Palmas or Tenerife South. With people shying away from Egypt next winter I am sure there will be extra demand for the Canaries.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 14:57
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11 based at Manchester this summer and routes that were summer only now running into winter so some places are growing, they will put aircraft where the money is.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 15:45
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MAN so far has probably come off best but still very modest growth really. What is it... Gibraltar has gone into winter and a few other have frequency increases something like 8 to 9x weekly, and not even for the full season.

From what I recall, some of the STN frequencies are down as are I think NCL, LPL and even LTN for part of the season at least. I know there's lots of time for new routes but for an airline that is supposedly focusing more on deepening frequencies on existing routes, I'm not counting on that many being announced.

You look at FR and they are growing at MAN by over 30% this winter, BHX is seeing 20%+ growth, infact... I think the 7% growth at LPL was the disappointing one!

Even LS and BE are probably putting more growth in the UK this winter.

I understand it isn't all about growth but EZY are putting themselves in a seriously dangerous position. Whilst others ramp up capacity like this, EZY is effectively in decline and that does them no favors going forward. Seasonal bases... is that the best they can do now?
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 15:54
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I totally agree, easyJet have not announce any major growth for the summer season this year or W16/S17. This is not the position they want to be in when a carrier like Ryanair is knocking at their door and our growing significantly around the UK.

I also agree that Manchester has come at on top with the easyJet growth with a selection of new routes like Paris, Milan & Gibraltar. They have announced no growth at their biggest UK base, Gatwick this year apart from one seasonal route to Tivat.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 16:00
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Jet2 are going to have to do something with all those brand new B738 coming on line from September
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 18:22
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Ryanair also ramping up competition at NCL another base EZY has neglected
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 22:27
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Whilst seats are now on sale for current routes, most of the new routes for this winter are yet to be announced..
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Old 13th May 2016, 19:12
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Sneakair

I've seen blurb in the press about Easyjet wanting to sell customers a shoe that directs people around a city using GPS and a shoe implant that vibrates at road junctions.

Is this some sort of April Fool equivalent, a weird marketing scheme leading onto something else or someone in sales getting confused about what Easyjet's core business is all about ? Just all seems very bizarre for an airline to sell shoes and can't figure out what's behind this.
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Old 13th May 2016, 20:20
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Just part of their latest dumbing down of customer service..
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Old 14th May 2016, 11:09
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Customer service? Easyjet?

Nice to know they're doing something useful like this, rather than answering e-mails, paying back money owed, sorting out their contingency planning, etc, etc, etc - useless
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Old 14th May 2016, 13:56
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Have to agree with the above posters.
I don't know what has happened to them, their customer services have gone from mediocre to dire.
I can only speak from personal experience, but they have just entered my own no fly list.
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Old 14th May 2016, 14:14
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I can only speak from personal experience, but they have just entered my own no fly list.
and me. I'm not sure yet whether it is straight forward incompetence or they have a deliberate policy of "ignore a problem long enough and it will go away"
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Old 15th May 2016, 12:51
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Find the direct e-mail of the CEO and make your thoughts known. She is approachable. I had a reply to a suggestion/comment about baggage rules sent to her directly.
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Old 15th May 2016, 23:07
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Anyone know if EZY plan to fly BCN from MAN in the future?
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Old 15th May 2016, 23:27
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BCN already served from MAN by Monarch, Jet2, Veuling & Ryanair. So I doubt that EZY would see any commercial opportunity in entering that saturated market.
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Old 16th May 2016, 06:17
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Norwegian also now serve MAN-BCN too, so that's 5 carriers!
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