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EasyJet to cut A319 to 150 Seats

Old 10th May 2022, 20:01
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
She had to stand ?
OK, I admit that was an unfai assumptionr

Mrs R standing next to the R26 tag laughing "Do I sit on the floor?"
CC "Sit in 25B"
Passengers for R25 arrive.
Mrs R "What to I do now?"
CC " Are you Ok with row 18?"
Mrs R "As long as I have a seat somewhere"
CC " Well row 18 is empty"
Fortunately It was - completely.
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Old 10th May 2022, 21:09
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Originally Posted by rotorwills
If only you knew. How about a G650 out in front to check for turbulence. Now that's true.

Not me, but a good mate who was following on the BBJ.

That's style.
And THAT is old money ...
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Old 14th May 2022, 12:03
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The main issue is that new recruits can't get online quick enough, mainly because the company that the reference checks was outsourced to is beyond useless. There are around 150-200 crew who are waiting for their clearance to come through - I'm one, graduated 6 weeks ago and still stuck on the ground

Speaking to an instructor, he did say that the redundancies were oversubscribed so they had to have an extra push this year. Heck, they are still recruiting now for this summer.
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Old 14th May 2022, 19:11
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Originally Posted by Repos
Considering this was in the news only a couple of days ago, Mrs R came home on an Easyjet A319 today. She had been allocated seat 26B. you can guess the rest.
That they'd taken row 13 out?
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Old 17th May 2022, 11:31
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Row 26 is being removed, a result being that as 25 becomes the last row 25 C/D will become ABP seats. There are still a lot of A319s flying around unmodified, as long as they have 4CCs it should be ok, though having a mix is bound to cause trouble which as we all know will end up being left to the folks on the day to fix :/
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Old 17th May 2022, 18:15
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When an easyJet aircraft is changed from A321 to A320, or A320 to A319, or A319 (156) to A319 (150), passengers are informed (using the email address on their booking) that the aircraft operating their flight has changed (or itís configuration has changed). If the passenger canít be bothered to read the instructions in that email (i.e. check your allocated seat for possible changes, and download their revised Boarding Pass), Iíve no sympathy. Itís not rocket science for most people, unless theyíre on Mars with no Space X connection.
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Old 18th May 2022, 08:24
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I recall it being said at the time of the order or introduction that crews didnít want the extra six seats and colleague because their individual sales and bonuses/commission would fall. I remember because it was compared to the attitude difference at BA where they were complaining about crews being reduced.
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Old 18th May 2022, 13:27
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No they are using Adecco, the emails go to a shared email address so you never speak to the same person twice and the phone number doesn't accept incoming calls (it's used by all the outsourcing departments from debt collectors onwards). I did all of my referencing paperwork the same day I was asked to, they've had it since January and only sent it to the airline last week. One girl on my course told me yesterday that she was told yesterday that Adecco hadn't even sent her former employer a reference request yet, we graduated 7 weeks ago! At this rate I doubt I will see the inside of an aircraft until next year

I had planned on staying with them for quite a while, you know make a career of it and go for instructor (I was on course for instructor at XLA before they went bust) but right now I'm tempted to take my attestation and find somewhere else though of course the problem is there are now too few airlines and it's too late for summer :/
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Old 19th May 2022, 20:27
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Originally Posted by Nightstop
When an easyJet aircraft is changed from A321 to A320, or A320 to A319, or A319 (156) to A319 (150), passengers are informed (using the email address on their booking) that the aircraft operating their flight has changed (or itís configuration has changed). If the passenger canít be bothered to read the instructions in that email (i.e. check your allocated seat for possible changes, and download their revised Boarding Pass), Iíve no sympathy. Itís not rocket science for most people, unless theyíre on Mars with no Space X connection.
This didn't happen on Mrs R's flight. We got two emails, one to warn to advise to get to LGW 2.5 hours before the flight. The other was the usual to say "it's almost time to fly etc" which confirmed the seat numer as row 26.
As Expo737 said, left to the CC to deal with on the day.
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