Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
AMS-LTN On EasyJet B737-700 (+pics)  
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Hi there again,

after writing some tripreports here before, I decided to do so again.

Me and my boyfriend decided to take a few days off to London in September, just a few weeks before we will move into our new house. To keep the costs of the trip as low as possible, we decided to check the airfares on easyJet.com and found good offers, as we paid around EUR 30 incl. taxes for each single flight per person. Not bad at all in our opinion. We booked onward to London Luton airport, which is located North of the city, and which is served by either B737-300 or B737-700 aircraft. Backwards, we opted to take a flight from London Gatwick (which is located South of the city) and which is usually operated by one of their huge fleet of A319's.

As we had to work first on our day of departure, we booked an early evening flight out of AMS. After the short ride by train to the airport, we saw check-in desk 31 (!) assigned to our flight. Wow, this is the new Terminal 4 at AMS. Currently still under construction, but completely assigned to lowcost airlines. But, because the construction works, aircraft are still parked on gates of terminal 2. So that means... a long walk 

Flight: EZY2164 AMS-LTN
Aircraft: G-EZJD Boeing 737-73V
Seat: 6E/F Economy Class
STD: 18:15 ATD: 18:17
STA: 18:20 ATA: 18:08


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Javier Guerrero



On checkin we were told to board our flight at gate D8. First we went through security, which takes nowadays longer due to more strict checks. After 15 minutes we were ready there. A long walk to go now, but a great opportunity to show my boyfriend some part of the airport. He's not a big air traveller, so hasn't been there before. We walked along gates F and E, had a drink in the bar of Holland Casino, and watched some famous paintings in the small 'Rijksmuseum', which is located on the first floor between gates D and E.

We arrived just in time at the gate, pre-boarding started. Also here, all passengers must pass security again, put the bags and other stuff (again) through a x-ray machine. Quite annoying checks in our eyes... but if we believe others, they're neccesary  

Our aircraft came in on time, and to our surprise we saw it was G-EZJD, the one with 'Big @ Gatwick' markings on the lefthand fuselage. Nice   Some 10 minutes after the arriving flight, we were allowed to board. First Group A passengers (lucky us..) and later also B, C and finally group D. The latter only able to find middle seats  That's why we checked in early, and had our window seat now.



Next to us a bmi baby flight for Birmingham was ready for departure.

Boarding was done in time, even for this flight which was nearly 100% fully booked. Announcements were made in both English and Dutch. The safety demonstration is still given manually by the crew on easyJet flights. Only a few minutes late, we were pushed for departure. Captain did a small word about the good weather on the way, the flight time of approximately 40 minutes, and the quite fine weather in the London area.

We had a very short taxi ride to the beginning of runway 24. No queue, so a quick departure was expected, and so we did...



After takeoff we saw clearly 2 other runways (18C-36C / 18R-36L) on our righthand side. Some later we also saw our hometown Hoofddorp, even our new build house were we move in next month, and the coastline. It was a little bit hazy outside, and soon the ground became almost invisible for us. For the rest of the time, we listened to some music on our MP3 and CD player  

After reaching out 'cruising altitude' of 21000ft, we quickly started our decend again. The UK coast became visible for us and a little later we flew over the typical British fields. The crew got the message to prepare for landing. They checked very professional all seats for any handluggage, and told some passengers to stow it carefully in the overhead compartment or in the seats in front of them. They didn't miss anything   



Finally we smashed onto runway 26 at LTN, and saw a Thomsonfly.com B757-200 waiting for takeoff. Engines were put in full reverse, which caused a lot of noise in the cabin. Typical Boeing 737 sound anyway  

This comfortable flight with easyJet came to an end at stand 8, and we disembarked on the front of the aircraft. After immigration, we found our luggage on the belt.
Our conclusion about this easyJet flight is that they are very professional, well trained staff which takes safety very seriously and an aircraft with a good maintained cabin interiour. It all looked very nice again. They even flew on time! The flight was worth our money every cent (or pence )

What we also noticed is the short amount of time for the crew to sell food and drinks on this flight. They couldn't serve all passengers, due to the short flight time. Could this be the reason for easyJet to reduce in flights between UK and AMS ?? They can probably make more money on longer flights...

Our transport to the city (Baker Street underground stn.) was booked on easybus, another company of easyJet group. A nice comfortable minibus drove us to the city in 50 minutes. For only GBP 2.00/pp this is recommendable as well!

Soon to expect also the return flight LGW-AMS...

Hope you like reading it!
Eric

[Edited 2005-09-12 11:42:19]


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Nice report, i had to fly easyjet last week (due to a trip with my class) and hated it Big grin

Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic AMS-LTN On EasyJet B737-700 (+pics)
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
JFK-AMS-JNB On KLM Economy (34 Pics) posted Tue Jan 24 2006 00:37:14 by TK787
LTN-ATH-LTN On Easyjet posted Thu May 30 2002 15:22:35 by Incubus
LAX-AMS On KLM + EDI-AMS-EDI On EasyJet posted Wed Jan 2 2002 13:41:31 by Aerialpingpong
LGW-AMS On EasyJet Airbus A319 (few Pics) posted Mon Sep 12 2005 15:21:13 by Airbuseric
LTN-AMS On EasyJet posted Wed Oct 24 2001 11:09:10 by Qantas744
Hamburg On EasyJet +many Pics posted Thu Oct 5 2006 17:35:26 by RJ100
AMS-NRT On JL412 In JAL's C-class + Pics posted Mon Jul 17 2006 20:27:39 by Airbuseric
LTN-GLA On Easyjet New Years Day posted Fri Feb 3 2006 02:52:32 by Jafa39
LGW To AMS On EasyJet posted Wed Aug 10 2005 12:47:44 by 9V-SVC
Easyjet 737-700, LPL To AMS 2002 (lots Of Pix) posted Sat Jul 16 2005 19:17:16 by Jamman

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format