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Offline boadicea

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Anyone flown on EasyJet?
« on: December 07, 2008 »
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  • I'm coming out to stay in Playa Arena next week on my very first EasyJet flight. Can anyone tell me whether food of any sort is available on board, please? If so, is it any good/expensive? I can find nothing about this on the EasyJet website. Thanks.

     ??? :-\\

    grockle

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    « Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008 »
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  • Hi Boadicea,

    The info is hidden away on easjet's web site for you. Navigate to 'About your trip' then to 'Flying with easyjet' then to 'easyjet shop'. On that page you have the option to open a pdf file which is easyjet's on board flight brochure. The usual gifts and perfumes, etc take up most of the pages but the last pages are filled with in-flight beverages, snacks, etc.

    Don't expect too much as it is just the usual in-flight fare. Usually cheaper to take bits and pieces to the airport to eat in the lounge whilst whiling away those hours ! Or to buy up meal deals before boarding.

    I couldn't get past easyjet's server to get my booking so have gone back to Monarch - but surprisingly there wasn't a great deal of difference in the price and I've got a seat number !!! easyjets Speedy Boarding and flights were snapped up and selling out quickly.

    Hope you find the food page ok ?

    grockle

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    Re: Anyone flown on EasyJet?
    « Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 »
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  • Thanks very much for your help with directions to the food info on the easyjet website. I'll take a look. And thanks for the tip about Monarch. I'll certainly look at their site when I'm looking for flights next time.

    Best wishes

    Boadicea   :)  ;)  ;D

     

    NikkiGQ

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    « Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008 »
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  • Hola, I flew back to Manchester for a quick week in the UK, both ways I flew with Easyjet.

    The food on offer was ok, snacks, I had a mozzerella and peperoni hot baguette, a sprite, and a tea it came to 5 pounds 25 pence.

    One thing i didnt know was that there is unlimited weight on hand luggage, so on the way back my case weighed 23 kilos not the limit of 20 kilos and i got charged 21 pounds,, the lady at the check in told me to go find another bag and take out the extra luggage and take on board, so i wouldnt get charged, but i just paid in the end, it was early in the morning and i couldnt be bothered looking for a shop.

    Be as close as you can to the check in gate, to get through when they call your flight,, it can be a bit of a cattle market getting on board, but once settled the seats are comfortable.

    Have a fabulous flight, xxx

    grockle

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    « Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008 »
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  • It is exactly the uncivilised crush and free for all at the boarding gate that completely ruins the 'easyjet experience'. Then the scramble for seats on board (notwithstanding the opportunity to buy 'speedy boarding' as an added extra - but that is limited and sells out pretty pronto).
    This is marketed by easyjet as 'free choice seating', I don't know which marketing person thought that one up ? Fittest and fastest first really.

    Apart from that there is not much to choose between the few remaining carriers flying to TFS from the south.
    It is a shame that competition for the routes has diminished to the point that little real choice remains.
    However there are not many other options for getting to and from the island so it is just a question of putting up with it. Thats' life  :-\\

    Enjoy your holiday once you're there !
    « Last Edit: December 08, 2008 by grockle »

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    Re: Anyone flown on EasyJet?
    « Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008 »
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  • Thank you grockle and NikkiGQ for your help and advice in flying easyjet. At least I'll now be fully prepared!

    Following the departure of BA/GB Ailrways from the island, I wonder how 'Five Star ' visitors that the island is trying to encourage, feel about the choice (or lack of) airlines? All these luxurious hotels are going up, but where are the quality flights to get the wealthy here?

    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008 »
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  • Seat pitch on Easyjet is fine, but I agree with all of the comments about the crush at boarding. Big problem is always food & drink on the Tenerife->Gatwick leg as they often don't stock up in Tenerife to make for a quicker turn-around.

    Used to use BA a lot, and miss the service big time (especially the flight times).

    However, I did notice that Cadogan holidays are testing the water with their Winter "Diamond Class" service, which looks a lot similar to the old BA club class. Hope it works so they will consider to make it a regular service. http://www.cadoganholidays.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=63


    orange

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    « Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008 »
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  • I can?t understand the scrum (the orange crush) you have to endure on easyjet.
     
    Speedy Boarding has to be completed as the name suggests. Otherwise you run the risk of being overtaken,
    obviously this depends on the gate, time and pulling at the leash passengers.

    With online booking and other computerised booking, seat allocation has not been simpler. I expect it will take
    someone being trampled on or some other injury before easyjet are forced to go civilised.

    It could even be terrorism or hard smuggling that forces the change, who sat where when and how, when certain
    items are discovered etc. Easyjet certainly doesn?t seem to have any consideration for passenger stress.
    « Last Edit: December 11, 2008 by orange »

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    Re: Anyone flown on EasyJet?
    « Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008 »
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  • Have to say the crush is the problem but at least the legroom ok at moment as old gb airways planes to tenerife .Food is a problem as they run out at times. :)