Well before Elliemay and SpearTravels start throwing coats at each other perhaps it should be pointed out that the article was released on 1st May 2007 by the INDIAN Ministry of Civil Aviation. (There is a link at the bottom of the article to the origional source of the information)- So I would guess it has no bearing on this decision by EasyJet.
Maggy - I so agree with you about Extra Seat Baggers - as a single traveller on EasyJet it makes life very difficult sometimes. Clearly SOME people cannot be trusted to behave in a reasonable manner, so I think that it is a great idea for EasyJet to take control over who sits where - at least it will stop the cattle stampede when boarding is announced.
Message posted by Elliemay on 15áNovemberá2011 at 6:04pm - IP Logged
Thanks for pointing that out. Really must wear my specs when using the PC. Pretty sure though that I have heard though that they were going to make seat allocation mandatory for all airlines. Perhaps I am dreaming or living in hope.
Message posted by julesx2 on 15áNovemberá2011 at 6:08pm - IP Logged
Brilliant news!! I would much rather have allocated seating than the speedy boarding scenario. Dont really care where abouts I sit on the silly plane as long as we can sit together. I hate the thought of sitting next to a stranger all the way, the conversation is not so good!! And would rather sit and chat to mr jules about our holiday and also strangers dont take kindly to people falling asleep leaning on them for a pillow!!julesxx
Message posted by Purple on 15áNovemberá2011 at 6:28pm - IP Logged
What's bothering us is that we have paid for easyJet Plus membership which finishes in July 2012. The easyJet web site states there will still be speedy boarding but if you want to choose your seats you'll have to pay extra even if you're a Plus card-holder. Don't think that I'll be renewing the card.
Message posted by suffolk-steve on 15áNovemberá2011 at 7:57pm - IP Logged
Wheres all the fun gone... no getting on the starting blocks, scrum down on the plane Isle? But seriously I see no hardship getting a seat number and sitting in that seat, if you want to cough up more and get there the same time as others...which you do, then pay up. But a bearly 3 hour flight I'd rather have a seat number do away with the Ive got to be at the front of the queue what ever.
Message posted by Dextercat on 15áNovemberá2011 at 8:30pm - IP Logged
Could actually help EJ get more customers as many people are against the scrum and prefer to get an allocated seat without having to pay extra.
Because of this they avoid using EJ.
We have never had a problem getting a decent seat together on all the EJ flights that we have been on.
Time will tell.
Message posted by maureenandbrian on 15áNovemberá2011 at 8:49pm - IP Logged
NOOOOO please let the idiots who have paid the extra get on ...
when we book dont pay anything and in the 5 years (and we wont fly with anyone else even if its not Corfu) we used them even 9 people we boarding we sat together as we used our knowledge to seat us all together let them pay the ú12n extra... they rush ... they still moan .... so who cares ... we dont (BEST STAFF ON ANY AIRLINE) especially with kids.
Message posted by sooz on 15áNovemberá2011 at 10:23pm - IP Logged
Good news, I wasn't looking forward to the scrum next year when we use EJ for the first time. Quite honestly, as it's only Richard and I, I'm not really fussed if we sit together, after all we're going to spend all holiday together so three hours aren't going to matter. Also I prefer sitting in an aisle seat so I can get out to the toilet without bothering people I don't know!
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 15áNovemberá2011 at 11:50pm - IP Logged
Have responded too many times on this same point, so sorry for boring peeps by repetition...
Seat bagging is not, and has not, been allowed for the last two years (ie the only 2 years I have flown EJ).
As I have posted many times on this very website, the staff on EJ are well wise to it, and make repeated announcements as you board the plane, they also police the aisle to ensure no saving of seats takes place.
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