cambrian
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Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:40 am

I am about to embark upon my first ever Easyjet flight (gulp).

Could someone clarify how Speedy Boarding works with online checkin? It shows on their website that online check in customers are allocated boarding group C. If I shell out for Speedy Boarding, will this be nullifed if I check in online?

I do think that Speedy Boarding may turn out to be a waste of money, especially if there is a bus to the aircraft?
Thanks!
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:08 am

Did it in January.

Speedy boarding is worth it if is a business laden flight and it isn't bussed. I was going from AMS to LGW and back on a Monday.
The AMS gate is not bussed, thus it was well worth it. There also was hold-room seating for the people who had paid for the speedy-boarding. This came in handy as the flight was 30 minutes late and the other poor suckers had to stand in line.
There was an extra bonus, I had the pleasure of watching a beautiful speciman sqirm in her high heels and very very short skirt for the entire 40 minutes waiting while I sat accross comfortably. Hail to easy-jet.

The LGW was bussed thus it was a total waste of money.

The flight was about 50% full so I went to the exit row on the outbound. On the return I had to fight with the riff-raff and ended up with an isle seat in row 4.

Check the airport set-up before purchasing.
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting Cambrian (Thread starter):

I checked in online last week,and was boarded in "C" group.
Although flight was largely full,still plenty of window seats when i got on.
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 1):
had the pleasure of watching a beautiful speciman sqirm in her high heels and very very short skirt for the entire 40 minutes waiting while I sat accross comfortably. Hail to easy-jet.

LOL

Like the good man above said, ask checkin how many people are on the flight, less than a hundred and i wouldn't really bother with speedy boarding. Where are you travelling from/to ? At the moment, most of the winter flights easyJet wise go from airbridge and not bussed out, in the summer though i have no idea how it is going to work as we have so many flights, quite a few go from remote stands and get bussed out (this is at Gatwick)
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:21 pm

Quoting Cambrian (Thread starter):
I do think that Speedy Boarding may turn out to be a waste of money, especially if there is a bus to the aircraft?

I travelled from VLC to LGW on U2 in December last year and we were bussed to the aircraft. I was the first onboard the plane - in front of the ten or so people who had purchased Speedy Boarding!
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:45 pm

What a hassle, long live allocated seating.
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting Cambrian (Thread starter):

Where are you flying from and to where are you flying? Speeding boarding can be purchased for just 1 sector or both, I work for easyJet so maybe able to help you with regards to whether you will be bussed to the aircraft or not

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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:33 pm

EZY should refund speedy boarding for all pax on bussed flights - it's pretty outrageous they charge for it at all at airports where you know you'll be bussed. At NCE it's a toss-up, especially for UK flights, some get bussed, some don't.
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:43 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
At NCE it's a toss-up, especially for UK flights, some get bussed, some don't.

Fly a proper airline with allocated seating to London then  duck 
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting LGW (Reply 8):
Fly a proper airline with allocated seating to London then

easyJet is a proper airline and its doing a hell of a lot better than a lot of the other airlines like BA who do allocated seating
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:25 am

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 6):
Where are you flying from and to where are you flying? Speeding boarding can be purchased for just 1 sector or both, I work for easyJet so maybe able to help you with regards to whether you will be bussed to the aircraft or not

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I am only going from STN to NCL, so it's not as if an aisle seat would be too bad on such a short flight! Also I am leaving early on a Sunday morning- not too busy a flight, I guess?

What are the loads like generally on STN-NCL for Easyjet? It has always struck me as rather an oddball route, as they compete with GNER to places like Stevenage- not too far from STN.

I am coming back the same evening with BA, NCL-LGW, while this flight is still operating. In a few weeks' time, it will be JET2 from LGW, I suppose.

I am looking forward to trying Easy. I have never flown a low cost airline before, and out of the UK loco's, Easy seem to have a good reputation. I also got a very good deal on the flight- £!0.99 plus taxes, so can't complain.
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:39 pm

I always enjoy flying with EasyJet, even though they have a very small base at East Midlands which limits the number of destinations I can choose from. Friendly cabin crew, excellent punctuality record, new-ish aircraft and a wide range of optional extras - are making EasyJet more and more competitive to business passengers.

Speedy Boarding is one of these new extras, and the price of purchasing it varies depending on whether there is a high chance your flight will be boarded using a bus (so the price goes down if the chance is higher.) We always ensure that Speedy Boarding passengers are boarded first, even name calling passengers to the gate to make sure they get their money's worth. If you have a desperate requirement for a particular seat, then it's well worth it, if you just want to sit wherever, then go with the flow - just like taking the train.
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:32 am

Quoting Lite (Reply 11):
We always ensure that Speedy Boarding passengers are boarded first,

How do you do that, with buses ? It should simply not be made available for flights boarded by bus, otherwise it's a complete mockery.
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:20 am

Quoting Cambrian (Reply 10):
Thanks for the reply. I am only going from STN to NCL, so it's not as if an aisle seat would be too bad on such a short flight! Also I am leaving early on a Sunday morning- not too busy a flight, I guess?

What are the loads like generally on STN-NCL for Easyjet? It has always struck me as rather an oddball route, as they compete with GNER to places like Stevenage- not too far from STN.

I fly EZY between STN and NCL regularly, and for a short route is a very popular service. Have flown it maybe 20 times or so in the last 3 years and can only remember one flight which was below half full. Even on a Sunday you can be sure of very decent loads...
 
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:17 am

If the flight is going to be bussed, we will not know until the day of the flight, so it would be impractical for easyJet not to sell Speedy Boarding - as flights are allocated different gates every day. If the flight is from an airport where there is a high chance the flight will be bussed, the price for purchasing it is much lower to avoid disappointment. EasyJet prefer to use airbridges or walk-on/off stands so as not to have to pay handling agents for buses, but this is not always possible.
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:36 am

Quoting Christopherwoo (Reply 9):
easyJet is a proper airline and its doing a hell of a lot better than a lot of the other airlines like BA who do allocated seating

What a load of rubbish. Yes easyJet is a proper airline but it is certainly not doing better than British Airways who are one of the most profitable airlines in the world! I also think allocated seating has very little to do with profitability!
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RE: Easyjet: Speedy Boarding Vs. Online Check In

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:11 am

Surely allocated seating would be a lot simpler...!

I thought more people were being encouraged to check in online by the airlines... surely they would be given priority over those who checked in conventionally?