saintsman
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Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:36 pm

Passengers were asked to leave the aircraft they had boarded so that passengers delayed on a previous flight could take their places. They were non to impressed and refused to leave.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2157893.stm

It seems that it was an attempt by Easyjet to keep their costs down, regardless of the implications to the passengers. Whoever let them board in the first place will have some answering to do.

Would this have happened if it wasn't a budget airline and has a precident been set for future flights?
 
richardw
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:54 pm

If you let them on the aircraft, get them to put hand baggage in the overhead locker and sit down, then your chances of getting passengers to move without very good reason on any airline is slim. It's just a cock up by easyJe.

Today, I've checked flights from LON to BCN and on the days I want to travel, 21 and 28th, BA are about £3 more expensive than easyJet. I think I shall book the BA flights.
 
cfalk
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:58 pm

In the past week, Easyjet has borrowed some Air 2000 aircraft several times to cover for flights to Geneva. I wonder if this means that Easyjet will ask Boeing to increase their delivery schedules.

Charles
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donder10
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:59 pm

BA are often close to EZY's prices at the weekends.
 
donder10
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:00 pm

EZY's newest 73G is leased and not bought by themselves,G-OSLH.
 
GDB
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:20 am

More on this story here, which also claims (by a consumer) that on routes where Ryanair now has a monopoly, fares have tripled!
I thought only the big evil major airlines did such things!
Any MOL fans want to comment?
Anyway, here it is, make your own minds up;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2158520.stm
 
LJ
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:31 am

Donder10, aren't EZY supposed to receive a second leased 73G shortly?
 
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:34 am

Well, based on the article, I'm not sure I agree with Easyjet's actions that day, but it would be nice to know what REALLY happened...if the article is indeed accurate, I wouldn't much appreciate being told to get off the flight, although I'd probably oblige if it wasn't a massive inconvenience.

As for your article above, GDB; well, I agree with it. It's certainly true that traditional carriers, such as BA, are offering some fantastic fares which definitely either beat the likes of Ryanair or Go...or if slightly more expensive, at least provide better value for money-that's why I flew with BA instead of Go, to Lisbon, last year.

If I wasn't a student on a tight budget, I'd probably avoid the low-cost airlines if possible, as I live within 20 minutes of Heathrow, and I enjoy flying BA.

But I still think the % of low-fares offered on low-cost airlines is higher...and last-minute fares are often much cheaper, when compared to the likes of BA, or BMI or any traditional airline.

The best advice - as the article points out - is to spend some time checking fares, and to ALWAYS check BA's fares as well as those of buzz, easyjet and so on.

I'm still a fan of LCC's, even though they sometimes infuriate some pax with delays and lost luggage....simply because they have allowed huge numbers of people to experience the pleasure of flying and travel-in my case, to Europe, which I love.

Regards
 
saintsman
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RE: Easyjet Passengers Stage Sit-in Protest

Tue Jul 30, 2002 4:17 am

I agree, cheap flight has been wonderful for the consumer although maybe the like of Ryanair are becomming too powerful which is why we keep hearing these bully-boy stories. They will end up just like the 'Nationals' if they are not careful and then someone else will come along and undercut just like they did. Mind you if it opens up more routes to and from the UK regional airports it can't be a bad thing.