The ITV show "Airline" is filmed normally over 6 month period and the huge ammount of footage filmed is then condensed into 8 half hour episodes of the running of a low cost airline. Britain being the gore seeking public that we are will not be content with happy passengers going on holiday on time and smiling at the camera. The British public like to see angst, rage and drunken behaviour. this is what the editors put into the show to help it make ratings.
Initially Britannia was used for the airline series over the summer of 1997 but they did not like how the show made them look, basically people screaming because they expected Britannia to take care of their every whim when Britannia couldn't. EasyJet have rules like every airline and being low cost these are basically set out on the website www.easyjet.com pay for flight, check-in for flight before ceck-in closes 40 mins before boarding, flight ttakes off, you buy your own drinks and you land and get off. If you choose to be late or miss the flight without it being EZY's fault then you have to make your own way.
I can see the bad side of the publicity the show gives us, but it's not us its really given to, the bad side is reflected by the travelling public, and I like the overall public to see that there are some very unreal people out there. Easyjet get a massive free advert from the airline series which actually attracts new travellers to the Easy network, If this was not true we would not sign up for more each year.
I have flown so many flights where passengersd have gotten off and said thatnk you, first time with easyJet and it was marvellous, I have yet to have had any when someone said it was crap.
I believe the producers keep in touch with some of the irate passengers featured and usually it is founf that after watching themselves they realise what complete idiots they are.
I think it is unfair to pitch FR
/EZY against each other but I reckon if the cameras were following them the stories would be identical.