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Easy Jetting, Bloomin Hard Boarding!
Member Name: rosiesmum
Advantages: Good price
Disadvantages: No allocation of seats.
I flew with Easy Jet for the first time when I went to Tenerife a fortnight ago, I must admit I was a bit dubious after hearing so many bad reports about this air line but I got to my destination and back to Manchester in one piece and only had a twenty minute delay with the out going flight.
I booked our flights through their web site and printed off the details to take to the airport, they were extremely reasonable prices more than half the amount of other airlines so it was worth trying them out.
This was open two and a half hours before the flight and all I had to do was show them our passports to get a boarding card. We decided to pay an extra 7.50 each to get a speedy boarding card after hearing that seats were not allocated it was just a free for all when you got on the plane and we didn't really want to have to sit apart.
I am glad that we did pay the extra money because when the flight was called every one just packed around the gate trying to be one of the first on the plane. There were people shoving and pushing it was not a very nice experience at all.
The ground stewardess asked everyone to stand back and let the speedy boarding pass holders through first then everyone else was allowed to board. We managed to get two nice seats with leg room because we were one of the first on but I did feel sorry for other people trying to find a seat because they were at the back of the queue.
FLIGHT and COMFORT
It was a very comfortable flight and the drinks were brought round twice during the four hour journey, I particularly noticed the attitude of the cabin crew they were nice and friendly and the Captain spoke to us before take off and towards the end of the flight to give us an idea of when we would be landing.
OVER ALL VIEW
For a no frills airline I thought that they were very good, the price was excellent, the crew were most helpful but the only draw back was the non allocation of seats, it was quite stressful to be quite honest because people were being rude by scrabbling and pushing to board before any one else.
Maybe they should change their system and allocate seats on check in it would make life so much easier for the passengers.
I probably won't fly with them again because of the pushing and shoving I think I would rather pay a bit extra and have less stress but who knows may be they will change their boarding system I think it does pull them down a bit.
Summary: A good airline but boarding is hard work.
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