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Old 21st Dec 2009, 22:15
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oh a liverpool reply!! frightened we are going to take some of your aircraft!!! exactly what its says WHEN!!
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 07:21
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Silvertop

They just opened Doncaster with 1, why not Bournemouth
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 09:20
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if manchester is such a good operating base, when are we going to see a big increase in flights
Its great to see that MAN seems to be producing satisfactory revenue for U2 as they have maintained their commitment to base five aircraft by 2010 following the acquisition of GB Airways.

Lets hope the current success long continues and supports a business case for further routes and more aircraft at MAN! 10 based by 2012?
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 09:28
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I think that you will find that the Doncaster Aircraft is actually a LPL A/C doing "w" patterns Doncaster is not a "crew base"
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 09:58
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is the aircraft night stopping at DSA?

If not then it is w patterns. if it is night stopping then it is basing without a crew base. But logistically this is not such a smart move if anything was to go wrong in terms of delays/knock on effects.

BOH 'hub' would be great if the planes flew in in the morning from GLA, MAN and on to Europe in the day time and returning back to GLA, MAN in the evening. Not sure how crew base could work though or again if technical issues occured
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 10:16
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New Routes

Easyjet announce several new summer routes from Stansted (STN),Rome (FCO) Paris (CDG ORY),Bristol (BRS),Liverpool (LPL)

New Routes
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 15:25
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Well done Easyjet for hiring a Titan 757 this afternoon to fly 2 LTN-CDG's, might be a small step but its one step towards getting everyone home
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 17:23
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Conti onepass, i dont have a clue what you are on about....

Nice to see some more new routes
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 17:38
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Conti onepass They have done what they said 5 a/c by 2010
So from last year having just 2 to 5 by April time.
Sensible expansion and a good choice of routes
which I think are upto about 19 now so I don't see
what your problem is, especially in a recession
plus the new route of turkey from Lpl will be a big seller.
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 19:22
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How about a BHX base for Easy Jet ?
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 11:05
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Its been on the cards for a few years, but wouldnt expect it any time soon, but i wouldnt count it out indefinately
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 21:11
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I think that you will find that the Doncaster Aircraft is actually a LPL A/C doing "w" patterns Doncaster is not a "crew base"
The flight times certainly comfirm that the aircraft is based at DSA and is not operating W patterns. The crew however are coming from Liverpool as you say.
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 21:20
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I think the aircraft IS Liverpool based.

The aircraft coming into AMS from LPL will swap with the aircraft coming in from DSA as will the crew.

So, on a Monday, an LPL crew will fly LPL-AMS-DSA-BCN-DSA. Sleep in Doncaster. Fly DSA-PRG-DSA-AMS-LPL on the Tuesday.

Obviously as the crew will move with the aircraft and this will happen for all the DSA destinations which all fall into similar sectors as the destinations above.
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Old 24th Dec 2009, 01:09
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MUFC_FAN

I KNOW that it will be liverpool besed crew doing the duties from DSA
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 09:40
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Does anyone know why EZY6760 from AGP-BFS [Malaga - Belfast] was canceled tonight ?
David, The flight was not cancelled. It ihas been delayed until 1540z arrival in BFS this afternoon.
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Old 27th Dec 2009, 12:24
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EZY Sale & October flights

Is there a Easyjet sale soon? Do you think there will be a sale in the New Year?

Also, when are the October flights on sale? Thinking of travelling from Bristol to Madeira but the flights are only on sale until September. Thanks.
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Old 30th Dec 2009, 07:05
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2 plus points about Easyjet

Firstly, just wanted to pick-up on the comments you make Walnut (post #570) regarding Easyjet not committing to flights if they cannot get back the same day due to bad weather. In my experience this is certainly not the case as twice this year on the STN-FNC-STN service they did fly outbound despite the risk of poor weather. In fact on the second occasion which was only a few days before the date of your post the forecast in Madeira was for heavy rain & we left STN on time. For those pilots that know FNC the visibility limit is strictly adhered too so when it drops below 5 kms they close the airport. Although initially on the day in question it may have been 50/50 & Easyjet decided to fly, when we approached FNC despite several attempts to land the strong southerly crosswind plus poor visibilty meant after holding for a further 45 minutes we diverted to the neighbouring island of Porto Santo (PXO). As the weather didn't improve sufficiently until the following day (lunchtime infact) meaning a delay of over 24 hours, all us SLF's plus of course the crew were put up in a local 4* hotel all at Easyjet's cost! Same happened to me back in January only in reverse. Couldn't leave FNC for 20 hours & again Easyjet paid for all the hotel costs including the wine at dinner!!

Throughout both times they kept us informed of the developing situation & the plans to look after us due to the bad weather. In my opinion their 'Customer Care' mirrored that of any legacy carrier I've previously experienced in similar situations e.g. BA & on both occasions I've e-mailed them complimenting them on just that fact.

As a matter of interest for those in the know on these matters are Easyjet legally bound under EU regulations to have make the overnight accomodation arrangements entirely at their expense despite the weather being beyond their control or is it just a hit on their bottom line profit? If it is the latter can they take out insurance to limit such costs?

Second point, I noticed whilst browsing through their inflight magazine on the flight back to STN that they have recently increased the maximum dimensions for cabin bags to 56x45x25cm which is the same as BA allow. I've also since checked this on their website just in case it was a misprint & sure enough the larger dimensions are now in place. Previously their dimensions were 55x40x20cm which although it may not have always have been stricltly enforced did make it a bit of a challenge to find a suitably sized case. Again a point in Easy's favour I think for being 'Customer Focused' & recognising that SLF now have more flexibility with their carry-on baggage.
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Old 30th Dec 2009, 09:17
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Chalfont Flyer

Thanks for the reply, and I am happy that you were handled correctly. However (assuming you are not part of their PR team) there is a growing perception amoungst airline people & SLFs that there is an element of truth in my comments, which the airline should be aware of. I should point out that Ryanair has a far worse reputation, a factor of 2 at least. Flybe does not have that, and of course the legacy carriers, eg BA etc, will fly if possible under any circumstances and more to the point will shift disrupted pax, whatever their ticket status, at no extra cost.
I would be pleased to have someone, who is high up within Easyjet, refute my claim.
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Old 30th Dec 2009, 09:49
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Walnut,

To reassure you, I can confirm that I am not part of Easyjet's PR team. Simply SLF that due to the places I need to fly to use Easyjet on a fairly regular basis. E.g. FNC that I've flown with with them 3 times this year as they are currently the only regular direct flight scheduled operator from the S.E. of England to go there.

I don't doubt that unfortunately due to various circumstances things do go wrong at Easyjet (as it does with all airlines from time to time). I just wanted to ensure that when as as you say the problems "were handled correctly" that this too is highlighted so that Easyjet staff & their handling agents can aim to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction 100% of the time.
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 15:29
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ChalfontFlyer, I'm sorry you weren't at LGW during the recent snowfall to see how EZY dealt with their operation and passengers, mass cancellations, barely a staff member in sight, ticket desk shut by 7pm.

I just wanted to ensure that when as as you say the problems "were handled correctly" that this too is highlighted so that Easyjet staff & their handling agents can aim to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction 100% of the time.
Sure you don't work for Easyjet?!
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