I've flown four times with LCCs:
Nice-Geneva and back with easyJet (737 300)
Toulon-Orly and back with Air Lib Express (now defunct) (md83)
Nice-Stansted and back with easyJet (737 300)
Marseille-Gatwick and back with easyJet (737 300 and back on a 737 700)
Service: easyJet f/as were very VERY friendly during my 3 flights with them. The stewardess smile a lot. Inflight they sell things to eat/drink, it's called the easyKiosk. The flights were all uneventful.
The seat pitch and legroom were fine with easyJet, especially on the NCE
trip since I was seated next to an emergency exit. The legroom with Air Lib Express was a nightmare. I don't feel more cramped when flying with easyJet than with any other airline. The aircraft was tidy and clean. Really, there was nothing much to complain about the flight itself. We departed and arrived on time.
The main problem I've had with easyJet was the check-in at Stansted. It was a nightmare, there was only one queue to access the check-in counter, and it was a LOOOOOONG queue. It was a real MESS, happily there were some easyJet girls shooting "PASSENGERS TO
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE, MALAGAAAAAAAAAAAA", so if you're late you're given priority access to the checkin counters.
But the best part of those easyJet flights were the PRICE !!!
I think I paid 50€ for NCE
, 120€ for NCE
and 56€ only for MRS
. Each time I flew to my destination and back on the same day, spending a day at the airport for spotting. It's almost impossible to do this with regular airlines, because to get cheap flights you have to spend at least one night at your destination. This is not the case with easyJet.
easyJet is great, and I love the free seating system: I've always managed to get a window seat.
What I'd like to be changed ? One thing only: I'd like those low cost carriers to have more style...when I fly with easyJet I have a bit the impression of being in a bus, this is not the case when flying AF
(even though EI
is now a LCC for medium haul flights). The FA
's uniforms are ugly, the livery looks cheap...OK
I know this is a part of the low cost system, but I'd like easyJet to have some more style.