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No frills budget travel
Member Name: joey92
Advantages: EASYjet, easy check in, cheap!
Disadvantages: Leg room, lack of extras (but what do you expect!)
Simply put, Easyjet is a no frills budget airline. Easyjet fly to many popular European destinations and offer a budget service with minimal "little extras" so if that's what you are looking for, don't opt for a budget airline.
Here are a few tips when flying with Easyjet:
- You don't actually need to be at the airport a long time before as there is a virtual check in desk - however this is only if you don't have luggage for the hold.
- Make sure to get to the terminal early.
- Take your own snacks as in flight food tends to be expensive
- Drinks are offered post takeoff and when the seat belt sign is off.
- Be aware when booking that the advertised prices are not necessarily what you will end up paying as there are many hidden charges that aren't added to your bill until checkout.
- And there is a rather nasty Visa card charge!
- You don't get an in flight meal no matter how long the flight.
Booking is fairly straightforward online, but as I mentioned be aware of hidden charges. Everything is extra including baggage allowance so if you are packing light, Easyjet offer an especially good deal. Last time I flew with them, I didn't put a bag in the hold but took everything with me on the plane.
You will be sent a confirmation email and a reminder to online check in (if you choose this option! This option saves time at the airport) approximately 24 hours before.
There are many advantages of flying Easyjet, the main being the prices, as they are so reasonable compared to some airlines.
The planes tend to be a standard Boeing aircraft, and they are not terrifying when you board like the Flybe planes where I have been asked to change seats to "balance out the weight of the plane" before!!
Seats I remember as being reasonably comfortable.
The colour scheme is less abrasive to the eye than the brash Ryanair deep blue and mustard yellow, so I'd be inclined to fly easyjet if you had the choice!! Both airlines offer a reasonable cost service to a range of destinations across Europe and for a short flight, it really doesn't matter that much about the leg space (unless you are incredibly tall.)
It is "easy" to check in online and I appreciate this feature putting less pressure on getting to the airport.
* The hidden charges
* The lack of leg room
* Some of the hostesses were a little bored and frosty but others were lovely and welcoming so it is the luck of the draw!
In summary, choose Easyjet for a budget experience and flights to popular destinations at reasonable prices.
Summary: What it says on the tin!