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Old 19th Jul 2010, 10:35
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Some of what is happening at Easyjet is of their own making BUT there is also an element where Stelios because he refuses to cowtow to the city types who run UK PLC businesses is as the major shareholder getting the flak.
Isnt one of Stelios's arguments with the board is that they are trying to grow the fleet and business to quick?

With the problems they have with lack of crews it looks like he is correct once again.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 10:44
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"There have been 40 strikes so far this year. We are disproportionately hit because most of our flights go over the affected airspace," said a spokesman for easyJet. Late-arriving aircraft meant knock-on effects on the schedule, he said.
How will hiring more staff help then???
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 13:00
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I suspect Stelios is more likely to be part of the problem. First by distracting the management by his antics and second by demanding more profits and money back to the shareholders (presumably so he can flush it down the pan in another failed spin-off) which has encouraged the corner-cutting on staff numbers.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 13:46
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More misery on the cards for EZY passengers flying out of NCL. Their handling and Catering company are strongly rumoured to be going on strike this weekend.

If the there is truth in the rumour that Gate Handling will lose 90% of its workforce to the strike, theres going to be some nasty delays, and as we all know, delays lead to cancellations.

Rough times ahead I suspect

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Old 19th Jul 2010, 16:05
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Gatwick statistics

Who once said "Lies, damn lies, and statistics"



This survey must have been dreamed up by someone whoh doesn't have enough to do.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 21:22
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Who once said "Lies, damn lies, and statistics"



This survey must have been dreamed up by someone whoh doesn't have enough to do.


I don't think that punctuality statistics are a "survey" so much as indisputable fact.

So the comparison with Air Zimbabwe is a little pointless, but more than half of flights departing more than 15 minutes late is appaling.

BA may only have half the number of a/c of easy at Gatwick now, but it does still operate much of its schedule to France, Italy and other "strike prone" countries, yet less than 15% of its flights were more than 15 minutes late.

Easy publicly blaming ATC rather than its crew shortage is blatant lying to its passengers and its a shame more haven't caught on to the truth.
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 05:41
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More headlines for easyjet in Berlin, stranded passengers want to take easyjet to court. Many negative articles and still easyjet cancels every day flights..
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 10:45
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Oooh, I don't know. My flight ex-Gatwick was canned on Saturday and I was rebooked to fly on Monday. I understand that the Sunday night service was also canned. And a collleague of mine was trying to get out of Spain at the weekend and his flight got canned as well. Although, to be fair, they did re-route him, via Lyon, and lost his bags in the process. A second colleague was trying to get to London on Friday night and his flight was 3 hours late.

Maybe the weekend just gone was a bad one but if it's always like this then EZY flight-ops have some, erm, challenges, to face.

And now with the French ATC strike loads of fligths are canned to day or delayed, but through no fault of easyJet's.
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 12:04
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Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou threatens to remove easy name in easyJet battle - Telegraph
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 14:12
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easyJet has cited air traffic control restrictions as a major reason for poor punctuality. Today, however, there is an air traffic controllers' strike in France and yet, unlike Ryanair, there is no mention of it on the easyJet website. Furthermore, the easyJet website gives no idication that any of today's flights are cancelled, whereas the Ryanair website lists all cancelled flights.

It gets worse. The arrivals section on the Gatwick Airport website is currently showing the following easyJet cancellations.

1505 Nice
1610 Barcelona
1735 Alicante
1745 Mahon
1825 Murcia
2155 Bordeaux

I have every sympathy with easyJet for having to cancel flights today through no fault of its own. However, it would seem that easyJet is not being totally honest with its customers. If Gatwick Airport is able to list easyJet cancellations for today, why can't easyJet do the same on its own website? It makes me increasingly suspicious that recent poor punctality performance owes more to crew shortages and less to air traffic control restrictions.

Time for easyJet to come clean on this issue!
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 14:25
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I seen the ALC-BRS was a gonner today, I flown 28 of them back to EMA, nice profit for Ryanair selling them lat min tickets.

After speaking to the pax i really do feel sorry for them, the reason given ranged from french atc to a/c tech.

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Old 21st Jul 2010, 14:48
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What does Stelios expect the new girl to do?

Stop selling the flights or hire a load of new crew en masse to cover until the end of the Summer Season?

Surely that isn't viable?

Either way these public spats aren't good for the image of the airline nor the Easy group and Sir Stelios as a whole
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 15:29
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Easyjet better watch out - if they don't sort out this cancellation thing they are going to lose a lot of goodwill. There is some background and opinion here on the subject that is relevant:

EasyJet's Bad Operational Management
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 15:53
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Well if you accept that the least of Easyjet's problems is the fact that they have First Officers flying for them who have had to declare themselves bankrupt,then you will appreciate just how bad things are this Summer.

Not a peep from Carolyn yet. Perhaps she is in shock!

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 13:18
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And still more on Easyjet's woes here:

EasyJet delays continue
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 15:22
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My daughter and her 10 friends, whose flight from Bristol to Ibiza 12 days ago was cancelled, have had their claim for Euro250 plus £80 refund of flight costs accepted without question this week. I expected we would have to fight for it.

An A319, most probably full (150 PAX) - that works out at well over £40k if everyone claimed. It must be hitting Easyjet's cashflow pretty hard.
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 18:41
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Easyjet at MXP is an operative disaster, today for example six flight cancelled and a lot of delay, every day several flight cancelled and big delay. A lot of people have summer holiday ruined, and in MXP from stranded passengers i've heard Easyjet no more, never!

Personally Easyjet have cancelled me four flight within three months so four week-end break cancelled. For now i don't book any more flights with Easyjet. It's sad but until now was my favorite airline.

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 19:50
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They canx something in TLS tonight, as they are in my hotel and Paris Rome last week when I was there!

A shambles

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 20:48
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Your hotel? For you this Easyjet cancellations are a good news, more people is forced to go to hotel and more money for you

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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 11:42
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After days of making headlines in Berlin, first reaction of easyjet: easyjet announces to hire 20 more pilots and crew-members for the Berlin base. Hope, it helps.
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