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EasyJet Announce Online Check-in  
User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Nothing mentioned on the easyJet site yet, but I've just received an email from them:

Dear Passenger,

We'd like to let you know about our new online check in service, now available for one or more of your current bookings.
Online check in is now available on:

- All flights from Edinburgh
- All flights from London Stansted
- All flights from London Gatwick
- All flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
- All flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
- All flights from Nottingham East Midlands to Prague
- All flights from Nottingham East Midlands to Geneva from 23 February
- All flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh (from 21 February)

If you're only carrying hand luggage, you can now bypass check in and print your boarding pass from the comfort of your home or work pc. All you need to do then is present your boarding pass to security at departures and make certain you are at the gate your plane leaves from no later than 15 minutes before departure.

If flying through the airport sounds good to you, visit www.easjet.com, click on the "My easyJet.com" white button at the top of the page and then click "view" next to your booking number. This allows you to access your booking and print your boarding pass.

@-@-@-@

Not far behind Ryanair, then - I wonder how long before it's rolled out everywhere?

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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Bit late in my opinion, but in terms of the logistics of operating such a system then maybe my lateness quote is a bit unjustified! I'm not familiar with the implementation of such things, but anyhow, it's good to see and I'll look forward to trying it out!

 checkmark 



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User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2592 times:

Just done it for a trip to GVA in March. I have been given boarding group D. Is this the last to board? If so why? I would have thought I would get on the a/c first?

User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2576 times:

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 2):
Just done it for a trip to GVA in March. I have been given boarding group D. Is this the last to board? If so why? I would have thought I would get on the a/c first?

Yes, D is the last group to board. If this is how the system works I certainly will not be using it.


User currently offlineTrb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2553 times:

Like they board in groups anyway its just a mad free for all like Ryanair. Why they can't allocate seats like Flybe I have no idea, they don't see to have any problems doing it.

User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

I`m booked STN/GLA/STN in April and have just had a look at their info about on line check in....

There is this note in the blurb :
*********************************************************
If you make a booking for a flight for which you can check in online, in your confirmation email you will be offered the option to print off your boarding pass (you can do this up to two hours before the scheduled departure of your flight). Once you have finished printing you have been checked in and you're ready to go! (But be careful, you can print your boarding pass only twice!)

What boarding group will I be assigned?

You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally. Flights open a minimum of 2 hours before departure.
**********************************************************

Sort of negates the idea of doing check in on-line don`t you think?

I think I`ll take my chances and get to the check in desk early!


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting ViveAF (Reply 5):
What boarding group will I be assigned?

You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally.

That's about the third dumbest things I've ever heard in my life. What is the whole point then?  banghead 

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Quoting ViveAF (Reply 5):
You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally. Flights open a minimum of 2 hours before departure.
**********************************************************

Sort of negates the idea of doing check in on-line don`t you think?

Indeed, what then is the point? easyJet make a big thing about the amount of business passengers who travel with the airline. If evidence of this is required, just pitch up at LTN of STN on a Monday morning and it will be very apparent that they do indeed attract many folks travelling on business.

However, OLCI is the very thing that this type of passenger would avail of. Why not assign boarding group A? I don't understand!

I concede that whatever boarding group is assigned, you still do not have to go through the motions at the airport, but I expect the business passenger would like/expect boarding group A, and I can understand that, and I agree with it also.

Also, like myself with two young kids in tow, I would like to use OLCI simply to be assigned boarding group A, in order that we can get the kids on and settled. Priority boarding for families with kids works (sometimes), but other times you end just getting caught up the the melee of the situation; that however is not a criticism of easyJet.

That's just me personally in my own family situation, however I think the business passengers will be really miffed. Perhaps Bestwestern has a few thoughts...

 wave 



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

No LTN  Sad

That sucks


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 1):
Bit late in my opinion, but in terms of the logistics of operating such a system then maybe my lateness quote is a bit unjustified! I'm not familiar with the implementation of such things, but anyhow, it's good to see and I'll look forward to trying it out!

They are very late in doing this. US carriers have been doing this for years, including WN who also board with arena seating

Quoting HS748 (Reply 3):
Yes, D is the last group to board. If this is how the system works I certainly will not be using it.

Why not? It works really well at WN

Quoting Trb10 (Reply 4):
Why they can't allocate seats like Flybe I have no idea, they don't see to have any problems doing it.

It is so they can quick turn the plane. Remember, their aircraft hold twice the number of people as FlyBe



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User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I actually think that boarding group D is fair. I don't see why a group that have arrived at the airport 2 seconds before departure should get group A just because they've checked in online, when another group that has been waiting in a queue 2 hours before departure gets group B,C,D.

I personally don't care where I sit on the aircraft for my 1 hour flight, so online check in would be perfect for me.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 10):
I actually think that boarding group D is fair. I don't see why a group that have arrived at the airport 2 seconds before departure should get group A just because they've checked in online, when another group that has been waiting in a queue 2 hours before departure gets group B,C,D.

Um, because those people waiting in line could have checked in online themselves. I think WN's policy of allocating boarding group on a first come, first served basis is much more fair and encourages people to check in online, which in turn saves the airline money.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

I think it's a bit silly that 1. Its not available for everywhere and 2. The boarding group issue.

Why not just do it normally - Available on all routes and on first come first served basis. So if you're the 31st person to check in, you get boarding group B. Anybody before is in A etc, just like the normal check in.

Also, i believe group E is the last group, no?


User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
encourages people to check in online, which in turn saves the airline money.

You do have a good point there.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 12):
Also, i believe group E is the last group, no?

Group D is the last group.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
Group D is the last group.

Ok, i'm just sure i remember hearing an announcement for group E at Bristol for a flight to Belfast a couple of months ago, when i was waiting for my flight to Dublin. Probably misheard  Smile


User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

There are groups PB (Pre-board), A, B, C & D. Those announcements are sometimes quite unclear though.

User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Just as a footnote - I`ve emailed the customer services @ EZY asking if there is a particular reason for allocating on-line check in pax to group D and pointing out that, for most people using the service, it might actually dissuade them from doing so again.

Now I`ll wait for a reply...

(takes a deep breath and.....)  gasp 


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