I've flown with Easyjet several times in the past and the boarding experience has left a lot to be desired. Whilst I understood about the boarding policy before arriving at the airport (BRS
) and to be fair Easyjet did try to get things right, it ended up as a complete shambles.
I was travelling with my wife and 2 small children. We were all waiting in the departure lounge when we were asked to board first as we had the children with us. We walked out and onto a waiting bus. Then, all hell broke loose as a 737s worth of passengers also clambered on board seconds behind us. When we arrived at the aircraft, it was like a scene from Titanic , every man for himself! What a complete waste of time it was trying to get us out first.
To be truthful it put seriously me off the LCCs that don't allocate seats at check in. Whilst it might be OK
for adult able-bodied passengers, it was a disaster for families like ours with small children. We're booked to fly with Monarch Scheduled from LGW
soon and the fare prices are excellent value. I booked on line, and was able to choose our seats at the same time without paying an extra cent. This was a much, much better arrangement than that adopted by Easyjet.
So in reality, as a member of the travelling public, I don't think that paying an extra £10 is too much of an imposition. In fact it might, it might just temp me back to Easyjet in the future, but I'm certainly going to be trying Monarch Scheduled first!.