tombezza
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EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:24 am

Nothing mentioned on the easyJet site yet, but I've just received an email from them:

Dear Passenger,

We'd like to let you know about our new online check in service, now available for one or more of your current bookings.
Online check in is now available on:

- All flights from Edinburgh
- All flights from London Stansted
- All flights from London Gatwick
- All flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
- All flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
- All flights from Nottingham East Midlands to Prague
- All flights from Nottingham East Midlands to Geneva from 23 February
- All flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh (from 21 February)

If you're only carrying hand luggage, you can now bypass check in and print your boarding pass from the comfort of your home or work pc. All you need to do then is present your boarding pass to security at departures and make certain you are at the gate your plane leaves from no later than 15 minutes before departure.

If flying through the airport sounds good to you, visit www.easjet.com, click on the "My easyJet.com" white button at the top of the page and then click "view" next to your booking number. This allows you to access your booking and print your boarding pass.

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Not far behind Ryanair, then - I wonder how long before it's rolled out everywhere?
 
BDKLEZ
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:11 am

Bit late in my opinion, but in terms of the logistics of operating such a system then maybe my lateness quote is a bit unjustified! I'm not familiar with the implementation of such things, but anyhow, it's good to see and I'll look forward to trying it out!

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speedmarque
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:24 pm

Just done it for a trip to GVA in March. I have been given boarding group D. Is this the last to board? If so why? I would have thought I would get on the a/c first?
 
HS748
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:57 pm

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 2):
Just done it for a trip to GVA in March. I have been given boarding group D. Is this the last to board? If so why? I would have thought I would get on the a/c first?

Yes, D is the last group to board. If this is how the system works I certainly will not be using it.
 
trb10
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:16 pm

Like they board in groups anyway its just a mad free for all like Ryanair. Why they can't allocate seats like Flybe I have no idea, they don't see to have any problems doing it.
 
viveAF
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:36 pm

I`m booked STN/GLA/STN in April and have just had a look at their info about on line check in....

There is this note in the blurb :
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If you make a booking for a flight for which you can check in online, in your confirmation email you will be offered the option to print off your boarding pass (you can do this up to two hours before the scheduled departure of your flight). Once you have finished printing you have been checked in and you're ready to go! (But be careful, you can print your boarding pass only twice!)

What boarding group will I be assigned?

You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally. Flights open a minimum of 2 hours before departure.
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Sort of negates the idea of doing check in on-line don`t you think?

I think I`ll take my chances and get to the check in desk early!
 
Birdwatching
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting ViveAF (Reply 5):
What boarding group will I be assigned?

You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally.

That's about the third dumbest things I've ever heard in my life. What is the whole point then?  banghead 

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BDKLEZ
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:54 pm

Quoting ViveAF (Reply 5):
You will be assigned boarding group D. If you would like a different boarding group you should check-in normally. Flights open a minimum of 2 hours before departure.
**********************************************************

Sort of negates the idea of doing check in on-line don`t you think?

Indeed, what then is the point? easyJet make a big thing about the amount of business passengers who travel with the airline. If evidence of this is required, just pitch up at LTN of STN on a Monday morning and it will be very apparent that they do indeed attract many folks travelling on business.

However, OLCI is the very thing that this type of passenger would avail of. Why not assign boarding group A? I don't understand!

I concede that whatever boarding group is assigned, you still do not have to go through the motions at the airport, but I expect the business passenger would like/expect boarding group A, and I can understand that, and I agree with it also.

Also, like myself with two young kids in tow, I would like to use OLCI simply to be assigned boarding group A, in order that we can get the kids on and settled. Priority boarding for families with kids works (sometimes), but other times you end just getting caught up the the melee of the situation; that however is not a criticism of easyJet.

That's just me personally in my own family situation, however I think the business passengers will be really miffed. Perhaps Bestwestern has a few thoughts...

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pilot kaz
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:05 pm

No LTN  Sad

That sucks
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N1120A
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:07 pm

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 1):
Bit late in my opinion, but in terms of the logistics of operating such a system then maybe my lateness quote is a bit unjustified! I'm not familiar with the implementation of such things, but anyhow, it's good to see and I'll look forward to trying it out!

They are very late in doing this. US carriers have been doing this for years, including WN who also board with arena seating

Quoting HS748 (Reply 3):
Yes, D is the last group to board. If this is how the system works I certainly will not be using it.

Why not? It works really well at WN

Quoting Trb10 (Reply 4):
Why they can't allocate seats like Flybe I have no idea, they don't see to have any problems doing it.

It is so they can quick turn the plane. Remember, their aircraft hold twice the number of people as FlyBe
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starguy
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:19 pm

I actually think that boarding group D is fair. I don't see why a group that have arrived at the airport 2 seconds before departure should get group A just because they've checked in online, when another group that has been waiting in a queue 2 hours before departure gets group B,C,D.

I personally don't care where I sit on the aircraft for my 1 hour flight, so online check in would be perfect for me.
 
N1120A
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 10):
I actually think that boarding group D is fair. I don't see why a group that have arrived at the airport 2 seconds before departure should get group A just because they've checked in online, when another group that has been waiting in a queue 2 hours before departure gets group B,C,D.

Um, because those people waiting in line could have checked in online themselves. I think WN's policy of allocating boarding group on a first come, first served basis is much more fair and encourages people to check in online, which in turn saves the airline money.
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planesarecool
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:25 pm

I think it's a bit silly that 1. Its not available for everywhere and 2. The boarding group issue.

Why not just do it normally - Available on all routes and on first come first served basis. So if you're the 31st person to check in, you get boarding group B. Anybody before is in A etc, just like the normal check in.

Also, i believe group E is the last group, no?
 
starguy
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:35 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
encourages people to check in online, which in turn saves the airline money.

You do have a good point there.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 12):
Also, i believe group E is the last group, no?

Group D is the last group.
 
planesarecool
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:41 pm

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
Group D is the last group.

Ok, i'm just sure i remember hearing an announcement for group E at Bristol for a flight to Belfast a couple of months ago, when i was waiting for my flight to Dublin. Probably misheard  Smile
 
starguy
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:47 pm

There are groups PB (Pre-board), A, B, C & D. Those announcements are sometimes quite unclear though.
 
viveAF
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RE: EasyJet Announce Online Check-in

Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:49 pm

Just as a footnote - I`ve emailed the customer services @ EZY asking if there is a particular reason for allocating on-line check in pax to group D and pointing out that, for most people using the service, it might actually dissuade them from doing so again.

Now I`ll wait for a reply...

(takes a deep breath and.....)  gasp