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New initiative from EasyJet to incentivise passengers.

Old 2nd Dec 2020, 09:51
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New initiative from EasyJet to incentivise passengers.

"The Luton-based low-cost airline said that from 10 February next year, passengers travelling on its standard fares would be restricted to one small bag on board if it can fit under the seat in front of them."

Use of overhead lockers will cost between £8 and £ 24 per leg.!


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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 11:26
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Seems like madness to me. When you are trying to get people back into flying charging for a carry on bag is hardly encouraging.

I have Easyjet flights booked for April so this will add a potential £100 to our flights.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 11:40
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Isn't that roughly half the cost of a bag in the hold?

In the last couple of years I've been very happy to pay £7 to put my cabin baggage in the hold. It will incentivise me to take a decent amount of clothing and footwear on holiday with me, I think. One suitcase in the hold for both of us instead of two small bags in the cabin.

How does the new charge compare with Ryanair?
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 13:20
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I guess Easy don't want customers?

"It would be a great business if we didn’t have to fly people places" LOL
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 14:48
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The problem with putting cabin bags in the hold is they usually have the valuable and fragile items in them

I always have an iPad, jewellery, medication, book, newspapers, duty free’s, spare spectacles, currency, travel documents etc.

So no way I’m letting it out of my sight!
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 15:12
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All of that could easily fit in a bag that goes under the seat - which will be free. And as it is not in the locker it is much easier to access in flight!
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 16:02
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i had an email from them today. If you have already booked, there will be no charge.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 18:17
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I think it shows easyJet still treating 2020 as simply another Recession. Actually, it might become a Depression. Companies are responding as they always have to set backs but this is a set back no one has ever seen before and the old ways of recovery probably won't work.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 19:02
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Gents,

Forget about low cost flights for a decent period of time. Using marketing techniques, instead of charging you 100£ for a ticket, they will charge you 80£ (ticket) + 20£ (extras). Are they taking the correct path? Itís a matter of time.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 19:08
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Just how much jewellery and medication do you need to take? Simply wear your gold chains BA Baracus style, and smuggle the drugs like a mule.

Smaller iPads are available now, just wear larger glasses to read them.
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 04:21
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My understanding is that standard seat passengers can’t use the overhead lockers as there is no option to buy a carry on bag so they will have to upgrade their seat and that only so many seats are upgradable.
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 10:48
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In the race to the bottom Easyjet have just taken the lead.
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 10:54
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And that is why I'm quite happy to pay a supposed 100% or more premium for a full service airline because it often translates to only a 25% premium and it's stress free and you fly with a better class of pax
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 11:30
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My take too Nojwod. I do fly on some low cost carriers but none of the 4 carriers mentioned above.
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 11:57
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nojwod

Agree except the last comment. I've met idiots on full service carriers too!
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 12:47
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Much better class of idiots though!
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Old 3rd Dec 2020, 13:00
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I take the view that however they break down (or build up) the cost, they still have to remain competitive if anybody else flies the route. Adding all the additional costs for hold baggage, speedy boarding, up front, extra leg room etc. hasn't made a lot of difference
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Old 4th Dec 2020, 10:18
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How is that even allowed from an safety point of view ?

Motivating passengers to clogg up the cabing with their luggage any more that absolutely necessary is insane.

Empty overhead bins, where stuff would be out of the way and secure.Instead have clogged up floors, just to make (or because of saving) a few $.

On high density seating, with swim wests under seat, there is hardly enough room for just you legs and feet.
Putting anything on the floor that could be stowed elsewhere is an unnecessary obstacle in case of evacuation.

Maybe COVID wil drag on long enough for that whole loco bunch to go away for good.
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Old 4th Dec 2020, 11:31
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Its a great idea - modern air travel is made so much worse by people lugging vast amounts of luggage around the airport and then into the cabin

its not safe to have a 20kg case being pulled out of the overhead locker on disembarkation either
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Old 4th Dec 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by stb155 View Post

Maybe COVID wil drag on long enough for that whole loco bunch to go away for good.
More likely that some legacy carriers would disappear before the big locos!
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