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Old 29th Dec 2017, 22:54
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For centuries, on a ship at sea, the person wearing the uniform with four stripes is looked at by crew and passengers as a person who should exemplify leadership, but also comes with responsibility. Captain is the face of the company that owns the ship and captain is expected to manage the ship for the company, not hide in a small room away from everyone else while giving the occasional order. If somethng goes wrong, captain has to deal with it - while being visible to all. That means more than knowing which buttons to press on the bridge, it also means managing crew and passengers and facing the music when things do not go to plan.

Captain on an A320/B737 is paid well and has plenty of legal authority. Is it really so much to ask that a captain on a plane manages to show the same responsibility and visibility as captain on a ship ?

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Old 30th Dec 2017, 00:05
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Let’s be fair though... as someone who has cruised a hell of a lot, the Captain of a cruise ship is rolled out very ceremoniously for passengers to gush over, have their photo taken and very little more.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 02:19
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And that obviously comes across from a passengers point of view!
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 03:52
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When I flew regularly with Swiss I felt sorry for the poor sod of a First Officer who's job it was to stand outside the Flight Deck and wish the passengers well as they de-planed
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 07:28
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Recently flew with easyJet for the first time for a number of years, no problem just the schedule did not fit with my plans. Must say what a distinct improvement all round, flew Gib-Manchester and Gatwick-Gib. Both flights on time and the in-flight service much improved. The CC were very professional. I am the first in the queue to complain, but no complaints at all - that cannot be said for immigration at Manchester, an utter shambles. Overall not a bad flying experience.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 10:49
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In a few of my airlines there have been occasions where I was in the cabin and using the PA to inform the pax about this or that. I thought it the obvious thing to do, even if their first language was not English; the message got across and we all became a team, patient and helpful to each other. The biggest complaint of pax, especially those delayed at an airport listening to useless PA's over the tannoy about further delays, is 'lack of information'. Information & being treated with respect as the fare paying customer goes many leagues to defusing a problem.
In every instance the F/O & cabin crew said they had never seen that before in the airline. I asked around about the content of command courses and never was PR and total leadership included in the upgrade syllabus. It was all about SOP's, CRM and OPs A, plus the requisite handling. Sadly, in these days of 4 years to command at 26 it is even more necessary to explain and teach the meaning of total command. Its importance is not appreciated by the training departments. It should be a requirement from the CEO. The captains are ambassadors of the company; thus making it a further shame that too many companies do not promote company culture, loyalty, respect, pride and honour a little more. Indeed they sometimes create the opposite.
I hope the captain received a 'Well Done' and more from ez.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 08:20
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December up 5.5%. LF + 1.5%.

2017 up 9.6% to 81 million.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 08:34
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I just looked at booking a ticket on ez. It was astonishing that my 20kgs suitcase was being charged at €37.50 per sector. My return €110 ticket to the sun was then increased by €75 for a suitcase. imagine a family of 4 paying €300 for their luggage. This seems absurdly expensive. It's been a couple of years, but I seem to remember a very reasonable €15. The competitor airlines are €15-€20. This questions if the title LoCo is correct.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 11:51
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EZY Web Site shows 18.19 € - 44.19 € up to 23Kg per sector, RYR are about 30.00 € up to 20Kg
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 13:39
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How long has EZY charged for hold baggage on a per route basis? I assume it's calculated in relation to the sector distance of each route.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:12
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EasyJet along with other LCC have been charging for bags for years and are a set price and are not calculated in relation to the sector distance of each flight.

Have you not looked at the EasyJet website to see their baggage charges!

This is why the likes of British Airways usually come out cheaper once that you consider baggage charge and allocated seat charges.

I fly with British Airways and you get one 23kg checked in bag and free seat allocation within 24 hours of departure although being a British Airways Executive Club member my preferred seats are always allocated for me even though I have the option at no added cost to change them.

Do a few like for like flight comparisons and the difference in price between BA and EZY flying from LGW and the price differential between them isn't that much most of the time plus you earn miles on your BA flight adding towards even more flights with the airline.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:43
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EasyJet baggage charges are no longer a set price.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:58
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Berlin TXL

The first Tegel schedules started today with a LGW based A320, more routes added quickly with the help of leased aircraft until all the ex Air Berlin aircraft come on-line over the coming months.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:14
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Condor will operate domestic routes out of TXL:

A321 to DUS
A320 to FRA
B753 to MUC

SmartLynx to serve mainly European destinations, also VIE/ZRH along WDL

6 A320 leased by SmartLynx until 31st March
http://www.smartlynx.aero/corporate/...entre/news/628

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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:16
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
EasyJet along with other LCC have been charging for bags for years and are a set price and are not calculated in relation to the sector distance of each flight.

Have you not looked at the EasyJet website to see their baggage charges!
The reason I asked the question is because I looked at their website to see their baggage charges. It clearly says the charges vary according to the route being flown.

So I'll repeat the question: "How long have EZY charged for baggage on a per route basis."
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 17:09
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 17:48
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This is why the likes of British Airways usually come out cheaper once that you consider baggage charge and allocated seat charges.

I fly with British Airways and you get one 23kg checked in bag and free seat allocation within 24 hours of departure although being a British Airways Executive Club member my preferred seats are always allocated for me even though I have the option at no added cost to change them.
So I just tried to book BA economy London to Berlin in March and the system wanted 20 per flight for a hold bag.

Seat reservation isn't exactly cheap. Yes it is free within 24 hours but by then the seat I would prefer could be gone.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 19:55
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British Airways have a basic fare which was introduced about two years ago that is cabin bag only and no free seat allocation unlike the regular fare which the majority purchase includes your 23kg hold baggage plus free seating within 24 hours of departure.

I don't often travel with EasyJet but I'm often on their website checking fares and doing dummy bookings, the other day I was looking at several destinations and went as far as the payment page and I hadn't noticed that baggage was now priced per sector, when I checked the BA website for price comparisons they came out cheaper than EasyJet when I took in account of the checked hold baggage and reserved seats that I had added on the EasyJet booking.

I will have to go to my history on the route EasyJet website to have a look at the different prices based on each flight to see how many they were. I'm not doubting you now that you have kindly responded to my previous post but to be honest I think the whole concept absolutely stinks and out of principle I won't be using EasyJet for such extortionate rip off extra ancillary costs for hold baggage which is purely down to greed on behalf of EasyJet not a necessary a good move in my opinion.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 20:02
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So I just tried to book BA economy London to Berlin in March and the system wanted 20 per flight for a hold bag.

Seat reservation isn't exactly cheap. Yes it is free within 24 hours but by then the seat I would prefer could be gone.
Join the British Airways Executive Club and on your profile where it says seat preferences and tick the appropriate box as to your preferred seat, once you make a booking your preferred seat is allocated and if you wish to change it you can do so within 24 hours of departure.

I have to admit that on only two occasions have the seats been unsuitable but they we're easily changed without any added cost, perfect if your traveling alone as I often have the same seat numbers on the outbound and inbound flights.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 20:29
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It must be wonderful for regular travellers in the SE to have access to London Airways, as the rest of the UK calls BA.
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