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Easyjet Allocated Seating Announcement  
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1780 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

I'm led to believe that the announcement for this will be tomorrow (29th). It's expected to say that the trial has been a success and that allocated seating will be rolled out across the Easyjet network within the next couple of months.


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User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

No announcement? Has it been postponed or cancelled?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19187 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

This thread is, in effect, an announcement of an announcement. :-P
Quoting flybehubby (Reply 1):
No announcement? Has it been postponed or cancelled?


Anyway, this explains it:

Quoting GT4EZY (Thread starter):
I'm led to believe that the announcement for this will be tomorrow (29th).
Quoting GT4EZY (Thread starter):
It's expected to say that the trial has been a success and that allocated seating will be rolled out across the Easyjet network within the next couple of months.


[Edited 2012-08-29 12:00:03]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinealggag From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

Wasn't this made official about a month ago?

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19187 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5055 times:

Quoting alggag (Reply 3):
Wasn't this made official about a month ago?

No. A newspaper stated it but easyJet had not publicly mentioned it.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1780 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Not sure why the announcement wasn't made, egg on my face I guess. The info was credible, coming from a commercial manager within the business. Either way, an announcement is imminent. The reason why next Summers schedule isn't on sale yet is that easyjet would rather wait until after the announcement. The business will Inevitably be taking a hit due to the delay of the programme for next year so a decision won't be far away at all.


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User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Possible system problem? I doubt easyJet would delay the announcement for a small reason, especially if it's affecting sales


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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2399 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Quoting flybehubby (Reply 6):
Possible system problem?

germanwings is using the same reservation and check-in system with seat allocation now for years.


User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

I thought easyJet's reservation system was bespoke?


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User currently offlineLehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
I thought easyJet's reservation system was bespoke?

To be honest we don't know that there are any issues with res system, so let's not start rumours.

Anyway, it has been said many times that the decision will be made by the end of August and there is still one day to go.
I am pretty confident it will be announced tomorrow, first internally and then externally (I have got gut feeling it will be announced internally around midday tomorrow).  


User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

It was simply a question rather than a rumour. As I said in my original reply I doubt easyJet would delay selling flights for next summer for a small reason - with the flights not due to operate for many months I could only think that the res system is a potential reason for the delay.

Let's see what tomorrow brings.



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1780 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

No system problems that i'm aware of. The reason why the summer 2013 schedule isn't on sale yet is that it would have been a bit of a nightmare having so many bookings to communicate the new seating policy to. It would also, i imagine, lose 'sales' of choose your own seat if they had to e-mail everyone.


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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

I'm hoping that the delay represents a major re-think based solely on my personal preference for unassigned seating and opposition to allocated seating. However, I am realistic enough to recognise that I am unlikely to be the main influencer of Easyjet's decision on this matter  


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1780 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

The problem is that whilst most people are indifferent to the seating policy, there are far more who feel strongly against free seating that those who champion it.


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User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Interesting, I know it's been mooted for a while now. Is this an experiment for them? Or has that been and gone, and this is final?


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1780 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3617 times:

Allocated seating is expected to be rolled out across the network over the next few months. A trial has taken on selected routes since April and by all accounts it's been a success.


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User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2280 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3577 times:

Will the first bookers be able to freely choose their seats?

During the trials, which seat numbers were given boarding priority?


Kind regards,

David



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19187 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3557 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 16):
Will the first bookers be able to freely choose their seats?

I suspect you either pay for a specific seat, e.g. to guarantee or a window or aisle seat or for an exit seat, or the computer allocates a seat for you for free. Clearly, we ought to wait to see what is announced.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

I imagine it will work like Norwegian for example where you can book and pay for a seat of your choice in advance (great opportunity for ancillary revenue) or you can choose your seat when you check in at the airport.


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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1314 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

Well it will avoid silly scenes that I've witnessed with Easyjet flights, i.e. rather aged people running across the tarmac to bag a seat while running the risk of a heart attack.

User currently offlineLehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 19):
Well it will avoid silly scenes that I've witnessed with Easyjet flights, i.e. rather aged people running across the tarmac to bag a seat while running the risk of a heart attack.

So true.  
Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 16):
Will the first bookers be able to freely choose their seats?
Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 18):
I imagine it will work like Norwegian for example where you can book and pay for a seat of your choice in advance (great opportunity for ancillary revenue) or you can choose your seat when you check in at the airport.

During the trial (and I would imagine once it's rolled out) when booking your flight you could select your seat for a fee (£3, £8 - front couple of rows, £12 - extra legroom). If you chose not to pay for the seats then system assigned seat for you, the night before your flight. During the trial if you haven't paid for the seat it was impossible to change it at the airport so you were pretty much stuck with what the system gave you.
Mind you, it did work well so there were no middle seats given to sole travellers if window/aisle were left.

I understand both pro/anti - assigned seating, it does not solve all the problems of separated famillies, couples etc but it does help. I know that the most businessman are gonna hate it, I spoke to quite a few of them who love the fact that they can just get on and choose seat they like.


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2054 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 19):
Well it will avoid silly scenes that I've witnessed with Easyjet flights, i.e. rather aged people running across the tarmac to bag a seat while running the risk of a heart attack.

Yeah.   Boarding an Easyjet plane can be quite demeaning. One one hand you don't want to part of the seatrushing mob, on the other hand you don't want to end up between the two fat blokes in the last row. So what you do is, you suspiciously eye your "opponents" at the barrier, try to move into an advantageous position while appearing blasé about it, walk to the plane as fast as you can while still "walking", and feel ashamed about the whole ordeal only minutes later.  

[Edited 2012-08-31 03:39:03]


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 13):
The problem is that whilst most people are indifferent to the seating policy, there are far more who feel strongly against free seating that those who champion it.


Count me among those who'd like to reserve a seat in advance. If it goes ahead, I'll probably start taking advantage of the direct EDI-GVA flights instead of my usual stopover in London or Paris with BA and AF. Too late for this year's trip, though.  


User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 22):
Count me among those who'd like to reserve a seat in advance.

Me too....I hate the rugby scrum to get to the plane first and the fastest....and dont get me even started on FR, paying fro the priority lane and then they dont enforce it!


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 21):
you don't want to end up between the two fat blokes in the last row

I suggest that allocated seating is much likely to result in this than unassigned seating - certainly in my, extensive, experience.

This summarises it for me:

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 20):
I know that the most businessman are gonna hate it, I spoke to quite a few of them who love the fact that they can just get on and choose seat they like.

Unfortunately, despite saying that they want to focus on growing their business travel portion of their business, Easyjet are pandering to the one return trip a year pensioners with allocated seating, not the 50+ flights a year business people.

Anyway - here some facts from my most recent EZY experience:
EZY LTN-EDI (unallocated): I got seat "A", "B" was empty, another businessman in "C" = I'm happy
EZY EDI-LTN (unallocated): I got seat "F", "E" was empty, another businessman in "D", screaming child is about 15 rows- away = I'm happy
EZY LTN-AMS (allocated seating trial): I have been allocated "B", it remains to be seen what I am sat next to = I'm not happy



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25 GT4EZY : I think that is a bit unfair. We have a hell of a lot of frequent flyers who don't fly on business and who don't like free seating. Also, whilst I hav
26 f4f3a : Iv heard that it will be rolled out across the network In October . The management didn't want to impact this summer Schedule which is why The largest
27 flykev : Looks like the seat allocation is live; I have just been able to reserve seats on my flight from LGW to SXF in January. Kev.
28 Pe@rson : I've just done three random dummy bookings - BFS-NCL, FCO-MXP, MAD-LIS - for flights in Feb and seat allocations didn't appear.[Edited 2012-09-04 11:
29 Post contains images visualapproach : On the other hand I have been able to select seats for my flight in March. ..
30 flykev : Interesting - I just tried a dummy LGW-BFS flight for February and indeed there are no seat allocations, the same with a NCL - AGP flight. However so
31 Post contains images Pe@rson : Could be! I did check LGW-SXF (not because I didn't believe him but because I wanted to see how they did it).
32 flyingturtle : I checked BSL - NAP for flights in March 2013 and I was able to select my seats for a surcharge. David
33 DunaA320 : 3 routes are going live in October from LGW (not known which ones) and will be full roll out in November, not sure wether that is for LGW or network w
34 GT4EZY : The rollout, after announcement, will be 'very quick' which seems to suggest network wide from the start of Winter.
35 aswissinmad : It's official .... from an email all employees received this morning :
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