I checked in and managed to be the first person to check-in for the flight-Result!
Headed through passpost control and had a bite to eat in the 'Golden Arches'.
Headed around the Tax Free area,picked up a bottle of Jim Beam and some D&G.....I got'a smell ok...right!?
Headed down to the gate,D12,then went off to spot a few more planes.
Went back to the gate,which was quite full now and noticed the plane had still not arrrived.The plane finally arrived at 2050,I knew it was going to be the same plane as it had been on the route the whole day(I hate that!).
Boarding started about 20 minutes late,the staff made no announcement of the delay which was quite poor.Managed to get the same seat as outbound that morning.
Pushback was at 2120 local time,we took off some 10 minutes later.
I managed to stay awake for about 10 minutes to check onboard service,seemed ok,the flight was 100% full,then fell asleep.
We touched down at LGW ontime and arrived at the gate about 5 minutes later.
For £50.00 for a same day return you can't complain.The plane was clean on both sectors and FA's polite.
Would I use them again?.....yes,however with BA's new lower fares it's more convenient for me to use LHR for just a few pound more and get food and drink thrown in too.
I have 2 more spotting trips this month,both day returns with BA,FRA and CDG.I'll post them over the next couple of weeks when i've done them.
If anyone is interested I made 100 new plane's on this day trip.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
No questions; thanks for the report. I myself flew EZY yesterday LTN-EDI round-trip, 737-700, for 30 pounds total.
I found them to be excellent, and will certainly fly them again, although I do agree that BA's new fares, coupled with LHR's convenience, might mean that some European flights (especially those not covered by LCCs) will be flown with them.
Taichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1979 times:
Urgh, Easyjet on board catering prices are real high ! in any case in pair with airport prices, or perhaps even more expensive. How do they compare with other "low cost" carriers ? I really don't understand how they can't manage to offer "low cost" prices for their onboard offerings - wouldn't it lead to a higher revenue because of more sales ?
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1967 times:
Taichen, all LCCs sell food & drink for higher-than-average prices.
This is because they know that most pax have little choice but to purchase food & drink on board, if they get hungry or thirsty (and many are still not bringing their own food/drink with them).
Since pax have little choice, they buy the food/drink, even if it is more expensive than usual-so the airline has no reason to lower the price-and besides, from what I've seen, plenty of pax on my Ryanair flights continue to purchase ridiculously expensive sandwiches.....I bring my own, or eat at the airport.
Yes, they make lots of money out of in-flight sales.......
In any case, no one is forcing me to buy any of their food or drink, and the fare thankfully doesn't include the price of refreshments......