EasyJet to charge for overhead luggage lockers
02/12/2020 | news | business | 1,995
Customers who want to use overhead storage must buy more expensive tickets, the airline says.
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02/12/2020 13:14:55 517 66
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Yeah, them and Ryanair would charge extra for the steps to climb up to the aircraft if they thought they could get away with it
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02/12/2020 13:27:10 225 38
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I wouldn't be massively surprised if the started charging to recycle the air mid flight.
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CFT
02/12/2020 13:48:50 14 1
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Start charging for the toilets. It's going to get messy!
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02/12/2020 13:56:58 12 23
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You have the ultimate choice of not flying with them. More room for the rest of us
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02/12/2020 14:31:55 8 1
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And the steps to get off, plus a charge for amount of time spent on the plane.
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02/12/2020 14:59:25 20 10
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Both Ryanair and EasyJet do not force people to use their services, so instead of complaining do not use them.
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02/12/2020 15:15:43 4 0
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Maybe, but I don't find them as bad as the airports they fly from in the UK who now charge you to arrive and leave their wonderful duty free experience - I find it's usually cheaper to buy my DF when I arrive at at destination, how does that work?
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02/12/2020 15:26:42 0 0
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As the song by FA says ...if you haven't paid to use the stairs you'll have to effn jump!
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02/12/2020 15:34:40 1 0
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Lets just hope O'leary doesn't read your comment....
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02/12/2020 16:18:20 0 0
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That not a bad idea. They could charge for lift access
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02/12/2020 16:27:54 2 0
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In that case, why not book a more expensive carrier that doesn’t charge extra for hand luggage? Oh wait ....
02/12/2020 16:44:05 1 0
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Would sir like a seat inside or outside?
02/12/2020 16:46:22 2 1
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Nobody makes you fly with budget airlines.
02/12/2020 17:18:03 2 0
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If you don't like the service then just stay away -simples.
ron
02/12/2020 18:46:18 0 0
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They already charge, it's called airport tax.
02/12/2020 19:28:51 0 0
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They’re charged for the steps...surely you realise you pay your share!
03/12/2020 13:51:36 0 0
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Too true! EasyJet is gouging customers!
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02/12/2020 13:15:58 242 89
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Still believe passengers should stand on the scales with their luggage, and charged extra if over (say) 85kg.
Have you burned any books lately? Thought about growing a small moustache? Removed
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02/12/2020 13:19:02 67 14
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I'm 6ft8 and in perfect shape, I weight 110kg, I'd find that unfair...
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dad
02/12/2020 13:21:08 22 7
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this isnt about any actual difference the weight of a bag makes to the plane. This is about finding a way to extract further "easy" money from customers for something 99% of passengers use.
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02/12/2020 13:22:31 59 19
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Got to agree, fuel use is dependent on weight so why does a normal sized person have to pay the same as someone who may weigh twice as much… I await the backlash with a wry smile...….
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02/12/2020 13:36:28 37 12
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While I'm sure you're a small man in all senses, for those of us already over 6ft that have to suffer tiny seating space, this would just be another kick in the teeth
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02/12/2020 13:43:29 43 10
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My 57KG Mum who once had to unpack her suit case in front of everyone because it was 1 kilo over the allowed 20KG whilst in other queues 110KG men were let through with 19KG suit cases would agree!!! Especially as the argument given was that every kilo costs the airline.
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02/12/2020 13:43:46 19 21
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200 million sperm and you was the fastest?
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02/12/2020 13:44:35 4 10
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Easy to try and guess the average weight of those who are replying to this comment. Maybe a cunning health incentive would be to charge according to BMI.
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02/12/2020 14:04:00 5 0
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Those people aren't overweight, they're wearing 15 layers of clothes!
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02/12/2020 14:29:22 9 4
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It seems logical that a passenger pays the airline what it costs to transport him or her. As a heavy person would require more fuel costs than a light person they should pay more. So baggage plus passenger on the same scales seems perfectly fair to me.
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02/12/2020 14:31:51 1 0
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That is a very skinny passenger and a very light bag! I might of done that when I was 10 but now I am nearer 70!
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02/12/2020 14:47:07 3 4
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I'd be happy for all the little (in more than one way) tightarses to cram themselves on Easy Jet to save themselves 50p. Cattle class. I'd rather pay a little bit more and have a nicer experience. Enjoy your trip to Benidorm and spend that 50p you saved on a full British Breakfast whilst you are there.
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02/12/2020 15:49:34 1 0
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Actually the 'over weight' argument is not true. There's a weight limit that exceeds all the heaviest passengers combined - planes can actually be loaded up with sand blast to balance the distributed weight. This point is the real issue - getting the plane balanced for flight. Its assumed 'walk-on-luggage' will have a maximum weight per bag = to 23 Kgs. Charging is just to speed up turnaround.
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02/12/2020 15:55:09 0 0
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Don't tell me; you're 84 kg, right? ;-)
02/12/2020 16:39:40 0 2
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Maybe they should charge people for being absolute melts. You’d never be able to afford to fly again.
02/12/2020 17:29:39 1 0
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Make it 90kg. and I will agree!
02/12/2020 17:37:09 0 0
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Charging according to what people look like is a slippery slope in a world where we’re trying to promote equality. Weight and height often aren’t a choice but baggage size usually is. To the lady with the 54kg mum - imagine how embarrassed people would be if asked to step on the scales and charged for being “too” heavy (arbitrary choice). I’d rather argue about my luggage than my body.
02/12/2020 18:05:02 0 0
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Agree 100%. I've just got down to 78.3kg on my diet . . . .
02/12/2020 18:15:46 0 0
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Do you weigh slightly less than 85kg combined with luggage perchance?
02/12/2020 18:19:37 0 0
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a little harsh - i weigh 85kg
02/12/2020 19:14:58 0 0
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Not been funny, but I'm a standard sized person in my opinion and I weigh in at 84kg so I'll take an empty bag then should I. I did manage to get my fighting weight down to 79kg but I looked unhealthy!
02/12/2020 19:21:28 0 0
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A great idea. Nothing worse than sitting next to some great big fat passenger overlapping the seat and a massive hazard if there is an emergency evacuation. Bet that falls foul of the posting rule. Can't say someone is fat if they are 20+ stone.
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02/12/2020 13:16:37 108 58
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Easy Jet... Very short sighted... Race to the bottom
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02/12/2020 14:16:55 41 9
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Not far to go !
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02/12/2020 16:23:42 2 1
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"Easy Jet... Very short sighted... "

Bad combination when flying a plane.
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02/12/2020 13:16:50 8 6
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and they will soon be charging to use the toilet. What an absolute disgrace.
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02/12/2020 13:18:08 11 7
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Well use a different airline then!
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02/12/2020 13:45:27 0 0
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Calls to mind the Fascinating Ada sketch. Hilarious but sooo accurate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc
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02/12/2020 13:17:21 6 4
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How are they going to police this? Forcing everybody to push their bag into a measured container as they go through the gate will only slow things up and lead to more delays.
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02/12/2020 13:21:20 3 2
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That already happens...because previously they wanted everything "speeded up " by having carry on only.
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02/12/2020 13:22:01 0 1
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Most of the airlines already do that to check cabin baggage size so it won't make the slightest difference.
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02/12/2020 13:22:22 1 1
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It's not about space, convenience and delay it's about hiding costs and charging later for it. Stay away from these types of airlines
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02/12/2020 13:17:43 12 14
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No surprise. Don't know why people can't get their brain round the fact that it costs money to fly them places, and the more luggage on board the more it costs to run the flight.
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02/12/2020 13:24:23 0 3
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I reckon you're confusing the issue with common sense there.
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02/12/2020 13:29:37 3 1
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That may work if flights were full.

Costs to operate a flight: the aircraft itself and staffing are fixed costs. Only fuel varies, and not hugely, either. Passengers and luggage represent less than 30% of aircraft takeoff weight.

EasyJet will be operating at 20% capacity next year, so unless people are bringing 4x their own weight in luggage, then fuel cost per flight will actually go down.
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BZ
02/12/2020 13:31:38 2 1
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Not really that people are being dim its just many of us can't see a reason why we can't just pay a flat rate for the ticket and get everything included
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02/12/2020 13:38:55 1 0
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Then you increase the cost of your tickets to cover this and I am sure it wont cost the airline £32 each person for a small carry on bag. Also if weight was so much of an issue why allow heavy bottles of duty free to be purchased on the way out
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02/12/2020 13:17:59 363 30
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Days of flying are over for me, EasyJet and RyanAir have taken any little pleasure what was left out of flying. I'd pay more for a flat ticket that included everything - now there's an idea.
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02/12/2020 13:40:57 198 11
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Have you tried BA Domestic recently? nothing to choose between them and so-called budget airlines
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02/12/2020 13:45:42 25 5
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what is wrong with you? there are other airlines.... you dont have to fly Easyjet you know.
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Ed
02/12/2020 13:48:11 18 1
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I spent 20 years dashing around Europe and have to totally agree with you - the lack of enjoyment dulled my enthusiasm and I stay in Blighty now. Flying has become most unpleasant (except the bit I do on my PC with X-Plane11 - at least until they find a way to virtualise the associated misery with regular flying to make it more realistic).
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02/12/2020 13:57:30 41 3
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Won't stop me flying.

Can't wait to be injected with the vaccine, book a flight and start exploring the world again. As with anything in life, it's down to cost. If I can afford it (not on credit) then I will do it.
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02/12/2020 14:53:36 18 2
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That's like saying you'll never dine out again because McDonalds and KFC don't do table waiting and silver service.
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02/12/2020 14:57:20 14 1
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You can do that... book a flight with a ‘premium’ airline. Or spend the money with the budget ones for the ‘extras’ like luggage and priority boarding to achieve the same thing
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02/12/2020 15:20:42 24 1
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I don't think it is EJ that have taken the fun out of it. It is passengers continuing to look for ever lower and unrealistic prices. I often wonder how some passengers get the hand luggage bags on board. Our bags are on the absolute limit on size yet a dwarfed by comparison with many I have seen onboard. Let's start paying realistic prices and stop trying to beat the system.
SOH
02/12/2020 18:32:46 0 0
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Fly with a real airline! Simples!
02/12/2020 18:38:16 0 0
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But why as a traveller with only a small laptop bag should you pay a flat rate for extras and luggage space you don’t need? Pay for what you need/use - want to take extra luggage? Then pay for it!!!
GEH
02/12/2020 19:05:06 0 1
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Agree - pity BA and others didn't stick to full service model and differentiate on quality of experience. It's difficult to cut your way to success!
02/12/2020 19:50:53 0 0
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When you add up all the charges, they are more expensive than most BA flights
02/12/2020 22:47:42 0 0
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The earth is not flat
03/12/2020 09:40:57 0 0
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Not true. Blame those who feel the need to load their onboard cabin bag with 25kg worth of things and the old biddies who cannot even lift their own coat
@BBC your so intent on trying to rub salt in on any other business except your own.. you are trying to charge pensioners for a TV licence when in fact for the garbage you put on TV we should be charging you... Thank god for NETFLIX and Prime you cant stick your licence up your A$$....... Removed
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02/12/2020 13:20:03 18 5
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Imagine the irony of complaining about paying for the BBC while reading the BBC news
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02/12/2020 13:23:46 4 1
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It was the Government that withdrew funding for pensioner's TV licenses and made the BBC responsible.
Enjoy all that Netflix content like Red Dwarf, Alan Partridge, Doctor Foster, Line of Duty, In The Dark, Collateral, Sherlock, Bodyguard, Press, Shaun The Sheep, McMafia, Giri/Haji, Call The Midwife, Only Fools, Wallander, The Fall, Top Gear, Fawlty Towers...
... Who made that stuff again? Hmmm...
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02/12/2020 13:29:33 3 1
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Be interested to see Netflix and Prime's news coverage, radio content, local news support, online content and staff development and future talent programmes ....
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02/12/2020 13:24:48 0 1
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And here you are, making use of one of the many services the BBC provide as a result of the license fee - it's not only TV. You don't have to like everything they produce, but spouting such nonsense really does reveal your character. Also, get your facts straight, the BBC isn't a business (in the UK), it's essentially a public service - which needs funding. Not a comment on free licenses BTW
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02/12/2020 13:34:13 0 1
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Don't you pay for the streaming services? I'm a pensioner and happy to pay the BBC BUT there are services that should be left to personal choice like Death in Paradise!
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02/12/2020 13:18:06 23 20
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I avoid flying sleazy jet at all costs. It's just an awful experience all round
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02/12/2020 13:16:50 8 6
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and they will soon be charging to use the toilet. What an absolute disgrace.
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02/12/2020 13:18:08 11 7
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Well use a different airline then!
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02/12/2020 13:18:12 485 44
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I suspect in future the safety briefing will be " In the case of loss of cabin pressure masks will descend from overhead. Insert £1 to start oxygen flowing"
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02/12/2020 13:38:46 197 32
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That's just ridiculous. They would never make any money on that. No, they would ask if you wanted a seat with an overhead oxygen mask for an additional £4.99. And then a few weeks after asking for £3.99 to use the loo, there will be a further £20 penalty for 'soiling' the seats.
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02/12/2020 13:56:25 8 0
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Brilliant. You made the lunch break worthwhile with your comment. Now for the love of God ''Lets all pray that Michael O'Leary does not read this''.
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02/12/2020 14:18:49 2 0
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Flipping heck don’t give O’Leary any ideas
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02/12/2020 14:26:45 2 0
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I will hold my breath for the duration of the flight to malaga
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02/12/2020 16:02:09 4 0
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Lol. Sorry but if your next to me and you’ve paid your £1 for oxygen and I haven’t then I’m sorry but I’m taking yours.
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02/12/2020 16:20:02 0 3
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Grow up!
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02/12/2020 17:31:54 1 0
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It will be a tenner contactless only
02/12/2020 20:01:46 0 0
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British Airways have been charging for overhead luggage on their UK and Europe routes for years, but it didn't make the BBC news ... weird eh!

British Airways £46 one way for your bag, Easyjet £7.
03/12/2020 09:11:09 0 0
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And everyone will immediately stand up to access lockers where wallets were stuffed into bags to avoid paying for handbags/manbags/laptop bags, as they now do to pay for sandwiches.
03/12/2020 09:40:12 0 0
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Took inspiration from come fly with me at all? Great!
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02/12/2020 13:15:58 242 89
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Still believe passengers should stand on the scales with their luggage, and charged extra if over (say) 85kg.
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Have you burned any books lately? Thought about growing a small moustache? Removed
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02/12/2020 13:45:25 7 10
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It’s not fatist. A big person with no luggage would pay the same as a little one with loads of bags. Not unreasonable.
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02/12/2020 13:15:58 242 89
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Still believe passengers should stand on the scales with their luggage, and charged extra if over (say) 85kg.
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02/12/2020 13:19:02 67 14
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I'm 6ft8 and in perfect shape, I weight 110kg, I'd find that unfair...
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02/12/2020 13:30:32 37 19
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Hate to burst your bubble but according to NHS BMI calculator you're 7kg above the top weight for your height!
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02/12/2020 13:52:16 14 8
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Lot's of personal comments responding to my view unfortunately.

The point is this: why should someone who weighs 60kg with a 20kg bag get charged a load more than someone who's 90kg with a 5kg bag?

We end up saving money by wearing clothes from our luggage at check-in which is a farce.

Fuel usage is dependant on overall weight, as has been pointed out.
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Ed
02/12/2020 13:56:10 4 7
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should be done by BMI - encourage a few of us to loose a couple. But well done you for keeping in such good shape!
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02/12/2020 14:04:13 3 10
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BMI is the answer, fairer to everyone.
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02/12/2020 14:19:22 4 3
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I am 5'4" and 70 Kg , I find being charged £50 for being 5kg overweight with my case unfair . Especially since the case wasn't overweight outbound . Could my clothes hold 5kg of dirt in 10 days ?
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02/12/2020 15:34:59 5 1
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You cost more to transport, only fair that you pay, rather than the 5ft skinny person subsidising your ticket.
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LG
02/12/2020 15:43:37 0 0
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Ok allow half a kg per centimetre in height then
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02/12/2020 15:45:03 3 3
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I'm 6ft 6 and reasonably fit but weigh 100 kg, so unfair on us. Also have problems with legroom on budget flights but can't always get extra legroom seats. Even when you can you can't always guarantee that they will be available when you get on board!!
02/12/2020 17:42:44 0 0
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If you'd smoked cigarettes from a very young age, your growth would have been stunted and it wouldn't be an issue, so it is in fact entirely your fault.
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02/12/2020 13:19:05 6 4
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They'd charge you for breathing if they thought they could.

By the time you cost everything up with these low cost airlines, you may as well fly with the "high cost airlines" to your actual destination with your luggage with you and not end up a 2 hour drive away, or just buy your holiday wardrobe there and give it to charity when you leave. It'll work out cheaper.

Scalpers of the air.
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02/12/2020 13:23:29 3 2
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Yup, personal choice. Almost like free will.
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Pat
02/12/2020 13:24:08 1 1
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Some of the 'high cost' airlines are just as bad. BA for example. Buy your ticket and then fork out an extortionate amount to pick a seat, a process that's computerised so costs them nothing. And the more expensive your seat (i.e. business class as opposed to economy class) they more they want. Racketeering.
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02/12/2020 13:19:22 161 10
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Still better than Ryanair
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02/12/2020 13:20:44 72 10
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A broken arm is easier to manage than a broken leg, but I'd still like to avoid both if I can help it. :oD
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02/12/2020 14:27:42 8 1
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I would rather walk than use Ryanair
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02/12/2020 14:54:34 7 2
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A Sopwith camel is better than Ryanair
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02/12/2020 15:08:41 6 2
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Anything is better than Ryanair!
02/12/2020 16:54:42 0 2
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true. in my experience only wizzair matches ryan for an awful experience.
02/12/2020 19:00:00 2 1
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When you start compering easyJet with Ryanair, then you know it is something wrong with easyJet
02/12/2020 19:00:11 1 2
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There’s nothing between Easyjet and Ryanair. Both very similar quality and service.

However neither of them are as bad as Jet2.
02/12/2020 21:35:04 0 0
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Jet2 best
@BBC your so intent on trying to rub salt in on any other business except your own.. you are trying to charge pensioners for a TV licence when in fact for the garbage you put on TV we should be charging you... Thank god for NETFLIX and Prime you cant stick your licence up your A$$....... Removed
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02/12/2020 13:20:03 18 5
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Imagine the irony of complaining about paying for the BBC while reading the BBC news
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Sir
02/12/2020 13:24:12 0 3
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And also the irony of still having to pay for a licence to receive broadcasts on a TV even if you don't watch terrestrial telly.
I enjoy faulting to the @BBC that I think they are rip off's and I will never pay to use their "service" and I certainly wont be watching any of their cr@p :) sooner they have been taken off the air for their corruption and lies the better :) .. its my little present to myself by insulting them :) Removed
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02/12/2020 13:19:22 161 10
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Still better than Ryanair
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02/12/2020 13:20:44 72 10
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A broken arm is easier to manage than a broken leg, but I'd still like to avoid both if I can help it. :oD
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02/12/2020 14:58:39 2 2
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That is about as analogous as a fish and a helicopter.

You can break your arm or leg in an accident. You can't book a flight by accident, so 100% avoidable.
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02/12/2020 13:20:56 205 21
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Good, so fed up of people trying to put too many cases above taking up other peoples room. Easyjet have always offered free hold option anyway, and remain to do so.
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02/12/2020 13:52:20 132 27
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I had not seen it like that.... jolly good point. That centre seat should have a discount though.

Tell you what, how many of us would loose a couple of KG's if they started taxing those with a higher than average BMI. I'd shed a couple out of principle and reap health the benfits.
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02/12/2020 14:05:19 14 1
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Free hold option is not available.
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02/12/2020 16:21:29 9 0
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my wife is only 44kg, so you can imagine what I think about charging per person's weight. Incidentally, she frequently ends up next to someone that is so big, they encroach upon her space
02/12/2020 17:19:21 1 0
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Free hold option, new to me. You have to pay to put your bag in the hold.
Jo
02/12/2020 17:44:06 0 2
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Quite right. The whole problem is, ever since the development of wide bodied jets and cheap air travel too many people who have no business to go anywhere have started flying!
02/12/2020 17:34:12 1 0
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Its never bothered me, blimey chill out
02/12/2020 18:22:57 1 0
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They've never had a free hold option!! Where did you get that idea from? I've travelled with a bag fitting cabin baggage regs for a long time precisely because hold space is expensive.
03/12/2020 02:04:57 0 0
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Last time I flew Easyjet there was a £50 fee for one suitcase.
Discrimination or is your information out of date?
03/12/2020 09:22:43 0 0
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DieonAir charge for the 'free hold option.' Lol!
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02/12/2020 13:15:58 242 89
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Still believe passengers should stand on the scales with their luggage, and charged extra if over (say) 85kg.
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dad
02/12/2020 13:21:08 22 7
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this isnt about any actual difference the weight of a bag makes to the plane. This is about finding a way to extract further "easy" money from customers for something 99% of passengers use.
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02/12/2020 13:59:39 7 0
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The reality is that the airlines have got to find a way of increasing their revenue, as flying has now become more expensive. It is possible put your bag under the seat, travelling light.
The key thing to me is that the extra cost is clear at the outset, and doesn't appear from nowhere after spending time selecting your flights and filling in your details.
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02/12/2020 14:41:09 0 0
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Agreed but it is also a good wheeze to charge for luggage in the hold as well then people limit how much they take so the airline can make yet more money by carrying aircargo in it’s place! Kerching kerching ?? Do I hear screams of outrage from BA (Bloody Awful) and other scheduled carriers!
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02/12/2020 13:21:11 59 13
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I'm sorry, but this story is above my head.
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02/12/2020 15:38:21 3 1
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Time you emptied your foot locker then!
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02/12/2020 13:17:21 6 4
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How are they going to police this? Forcing everybody to push their bag into a measured container as they go through the gate will only slow things up and lead to more delays.
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02/12/2020 13:21:20 3 2
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That already happens...because previously they wanted everything "speeded up " by having carry on only.
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02/12/2020 13:21:23 53 43
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An own goal EasyJet!!! As result, I will not even bother looking at your prices but go straight to BA, who are not perfect but don't usually treat its customers like sxxx.
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02/12/2020 13:23:51 59 14
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You clearly have not flown with BA domestic then
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Pat
02/12/2020 13:27:02 15 4
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I beg to differ. BA are rip-off merchants.
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02/12/2020 13:36:21 1 3
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I paid for a direct flight to Iran with BA. When we boarded they told us they would be stopping off in Qatar and picking up a few crew members before carrying on to Iran. It was unbelievable. Have never flown with them since.
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02/12/2020 15:19:50 2 1
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Looking at you screen name you live in a part of the country where BA is available as an option, their hubs are London centric. Beyond that my experience of them when I have used them has been that the prices are higher, the planes are grubby and service variable. EasyJet and Ryanair have served me very well over the years and fly to airports near where I live and where I am trying to get to.
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02/12/2020 15:43:20 0 0
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BA domestic are worse than EJ, best of the mid/lower tier for domestic/Ireland flights has got to be Aer Lingus (even though they are part of the same group company)
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02/12/2020 15:58:19 2 0
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BA are just as bad and they don't fly from all the regional airports, so your advice is not much use. Typical Londoner oblivious to the rest of the country
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Jon
02/12/2020 16:19:09 1 0
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I used to be a proud BA flyer and Gold member for years but they're no longer my preferred airline after a number of flight issues last year. It's not the problems that were the issue but how they responded to me as a customer. I was shocked, at one point they left us locked on a gantry with no lighting, no food and no access to toilets or seating for 2 hours an made us feel like it was our fault
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02/12/2020 13:21:27 6 5
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Anybody booked prior to this announcement should not be charged. Somebody needs to look into this as clearly during the sales Easy Jet knew prior they were going to do this, in effect false advertising tantamount to bribery.
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02/12/2020 13:26:44 2 1
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Ryan Air to be fair to them.............didn't charge prior bookings when they announced same.
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02/12/2020 13:26:53 2 1
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EJ have already stated current tickets are valid as sold...
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02/12/2020 13:48:39 0 0
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Easyjet are allowing free luggage check in for flights booked already. So I think that’s a fair move. I think we will see flight fare escalate as well as the airlines try to recoup their losses
236
02/12/2020 13:54:40 0 0
bbc
That is the case, they have informed their passengers who have booked before the announcement that it does not affect them
24
02/12/2020 13:17:04 5 7
bbc
They'll be charging for the oxygen you breath next.

I won't ever fly with DisEasyJet.
5
02/12/2020 13:17:21 6 4
bbc
How are they going to police this? Forcing everybody to push their bag into a measured container as they go through the gate will only slow things up and lead to more delays.
25
02/12/2020 13:22:01 0 1
bbc
Most of the airlines already do that to check cabin baggage size so it won't make the slightest difference.
26
02/12/2020 13:22:20 1 5
bbc
I wonder if they will charge extra for a toilet break inflight OR better still put a meter on the toilet and feed in a pound......
27
02/12/2020 13:22:21 906 107
bbc
Nothing worse when flying, having to wait for umpteen passengers to put hand luggage that they can only just about lift in an overhead locker when trying to board 170 people. Check luggage in to the cargo hold, use overhead lockers for what is true hand luggage only and make life a lot easier for passengers and cabin staff.
40
02/12/2020 13:25:20 121 41
bbc
My comments and yours match!
144
02/12/2020 13:41:35 23 26
bbc
That might work for Easyjet but if you go on a flight like KLM which is mostly business travellers where getting off and out is critical, checking luggage in just doesnt work
179
02/12/2020 13:47:15 14 44
bbc
You obviously don't do much travelling.
243
02/12/2020 13:55:45 101 10
bbc
But if everyone has paid for a carry-on it won't make any difference! This has nothing to do with efficency of boarding and everything to do with EasyJet trying to claw back extra money.
411
02/12/2020 14:36:49 4 1
bbc
I agree see my recent post
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P
02/12/2020 14:39:33 15 17
bbc
Nothing worse???
Oh dear.
451
02/12/2020 14:44:00 34 0
bbc
wouldn't be an issue if they hadn't started charging people for putting bags in the hold. No one used to travel with a small suitcase hand luggage until it saved them £25
473
02/12/2020 14:48:11 41 1
bbc
People only cram so much into the overhead lockers because airlines started charging for checked luggage. You don't get this issue where checked luggage is included, strange eh
494
Grb
02/12/2020 14:54:04 3 3
bbc
HERE HERE!
521
02/12/2020 15:00:08 15 0
bbc
I agree. Often the bags being crammed into the overhead locker are bigger than the one I have put in the hold. I don't use the overhead locker anyway as I can't reach it! All essentials for the journey fit into a small bag under the seat.
542
02/12/2020 15:04:15 5 7
bbc
This is just profiteering. If you need the overhead locker, you need it. Now you have to pay extra...
545
02/12/2020 15:05:00 15 0
bbc
Obviously the kitchen sink brigade who will do all the complaining. I mean a decent size handbag is all that's needed, still room for spare knickers and bra just in case!
608
02/12/2020 15:16:12 0 0
bbc
Is more the size of the language the airline allowed inside the plane!!!
626
02/12/2020 15:20:01 1 1
bbc
So how will Easyjet charge for a passenger that has a valid sized bag to go into the overhead lockers and one that tries to stuff a bag way above the size restrictions into the locker? They need to enforce the size restrictions.

Maybe remove some overhead lockers and convert into lie down seats?
757
02/12/2020 15:49:18 11 2
bbc
There is certainly a lot worse when flying than that. One of your two engines exploding comes to mind. Sitting next to an American another.
760
GS
02/12/2020 15:49:40 6 2
bbc
I'd say crashing was worse
841
02/12/2020 16:06:26 3 4
bbc
Poor you, you must be so important in your own little world
Get a life why don't you
843
02/12/2020 16:06:41 3 0
bbc
There's waiting on the runway for an hour.
867
02/12/2020 16:13:08 2 0
bbc
When flying for work I quite often use cabin luggage as the last thing you want when coming home late at night is to wait half an hour for your luggage to be unloaded and then have another 20 minutes queuing at passport control. If everyone kept to the permitted bag size in the overhead lockers it really would not be an issue. Takes me no time to load my bag!
881
02/12/2020 16:16:15 1 0
bbc
It is true hand luggage. Clearly defined as such up to 56 x45x25
889
02/12/2020 16:17:54 3 0
bbc
Yep, and lets hope the rules are fully applied, unlike current situation - really annoying, that I have paid to check in a 'too large' case, only to find a bigger one being carried on, and no one checks or cares, even witness staff helping to lift it into the overhead!!!!
917
02/12/2020 16:17:53 1 0
bbc
Totally agree with you.
976
02/12/2020 16:31:51 1 0
bbc
yes and after the struggle to ram it in, what happens next, they get up to retrieve their head phones because they left them in the bag.
989
02/12/2020 16:33:50 1 2
bbc
If they didn't loose so much hold luggage more people wouldn't need to take some hand luggage.
02/12/2020 16:48:17 3 0
bbc
Exactly. What some people put in the o/h locker is ridiculous and clearly oversized to carry on. Seen it loads of times and complained to no avail.
02/12/2020 16:48:18 1 0
bbc
"Nothing worse when flying"... er all luggage should be stowed when on the ground, not "when flying"...
02/12/2020 16:50:06 0 0
bbc
yes, but 'ryanair cases' only came into use when hold baggage was penalised.
02/12/2020 16:55:51 2 0
bbc
Totally agree. Can't tell you how many times I have waited for people to cram their so called hand luggage into the overhead locker and all because they won't pay to put it in the hold !!
02/12/2020 16:58:14 3 0
bbc
Worse is paying for a front row seat and finding the lockers full with bags owned by lazy, selfish sods at the back. The airlines should make people use the bin above their own seat only.
02/12/2020 17:02:51 0 0
bbc
If they all paid for its use youl still be waiting einstein
02/12/2020 17:03:33 0 0
bbc
Quite right, the same people who as soon as the seat belt sign goes off start FA.rt.ing about trying to access their bags.
Nib
02/12/2020 17:05:56 1 0
bbc
Indeed, my time is so precious I must NOT be expected to wait at least 8 minutes....
02/12/2020 17:24:44 1 0
bbc
Totally agree. Those luggage bags are a nuisance and a health and safety issue. Put them in the hold.
5
02/12/2020 13:17:21 6 4
bbc
How are they going to police this? Forcing everybody to push their bag into a measured container as they go through the gate will only slow things up and lead to more delays.
28
02/12/2020 13:22:22 1 1
bbc
It's not about space, convenience and delay it's about hiding costs and charging later for it. Stay away from these types of airlines
333
02/12/2020 14:18:39 0 0
bbc
"Stay away from these types of airlines"

No, go into it with some foresight and planning, rather than looking for the cheapest flight and not considering any other factor.
29
02/12/2020 13:22:28 50 8
bbc
Good luck to the poor cabin crew who have to police THAT one !
47
02/12/2020 13:26:09 25 8
bbc
Yes and poorly paid cabin crew at that.
172
02/12/2020 13:45:47 5 1
bbc
They won’t. In September this year they did nothing about people not wearing masks properly (over noses) or about the chap spending the whole flight slowly “eating” a bag of nuts.
2
02/12/2020 13:15:58 242 89
bbc
Still believe passengers should stand on the scales with their luggage, and charged extra if over (say) 85kg.
30
02/12/2020 13:22:31 59 19
bbc
Got to agree, fuel use is dependent on weight so why does a normal sized person have to pay the same as someone who may weigh twice as much… I await the backlash with a wry smile...….
41
02/12/2020 13:25:25 18 7
bbc
Absolutely right. Good on ya'
254
Ed
02/12/2020 13:58:44 6 2
bbc
I look forward to us both getting a kicking then! You are right in that sense. Big eaters also produce more greenhouse gasses (especially at 20,000 feet!)
02/12/2020 17:56:28 0 0
bbc
62.3% of adults (people aged 18 and over) are overweight or obese so this is the new normal. Using your logic, skinnies should get smaller seats perhaps?
14
02/12/2020 13:19:05 6 4
bbc
They'd charge you for breathing if they thought they could.

By the time you cost everything up with these low cost airlines, you may as well fly with the "high cost airlines" to your actual destination with your luggage with you and not end up a 2 hour drive away, or just buy your holiday wardrobe there and give it to charity when you leave. It'll work out cheaper.

Scalpers of the air.
31
02/12/2020 13:23:29 3 2
bbc
Yup, personal choice. Almost like free will.
32
02/12/2020 13:23:29 3 2
bbc
Who would have thought EJ would have sunk to the same depravity as Ryan Air ? I'm betting on Ryan Air to apply charges to use onboard toilets.........watch this space !
@BBC your so intent on trying to rub salt in on any other business except your own.. you are trying to charge pensioners for a TV licence when in fact for the garbage you put on TV we should be charging you... Thank god for NETFLIX and Prime you cant stick your licence up your A$$....... Removed
33
02/12/2020 13:23:46 4 1
bbc
It was the Government that withdrew funding for pensioner's TV licenses and made the BBC responsible.
Enjoy all that Netflix content like Red Dwarf, Alan Partridge, Doctor Foster, Line of Duty, In The Dark, Collateral, Sherlock, Bodyguard, Press, Shaun The Sheep, McMafia, Giri/Haji, Call The Midwife, Only Fools, Wallander, The Fall, Top Gear, Fawlty Towers...
... Who made that stuff again? Hmmm...
22
02/12/2020 13:21:23 53 43
bbc
An own goal EasyJet!!! As result, I will not even bother looking at your prices but go straight to BA, who are not perfect but don't usually treat its customers like sxxx.
34
02/12/2020 13:23:51 59 14
bbc
You clearly have not flown with BA domestic then
02/12/2020 16:50:51 1 0
bbc
Agreed, they are absolutely awful.
14
02/12/2020 13:19:05 6 4
bbc
They'd charge you for breathing if they thought they could.

By the time you cost everything up with these low cost airlines, you may as well fly with the "high cost airlines" to your actual destination with your luggage with you and not end up a 2 hour drive away, or just buy your holiday wardrobe there and give it to charity when you leave. It'll work out cheaper.

Scalpers of the air.
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Pat
02/12/2020 13:24:08 1 1
bbc
Some of the 'high cost' airlines are just as bad. BA for example. Buy your ticket and then fork out an extortionate amount to pick a seat, a process that's computerised so costs them nothing. And the more expensive your seat (i.e. business class as opposed to economy class) they more they want. Racketeering.
16
02/12/2020 13:20:03 18 5
bbc
Imagine the irony of complaining about paying for the BBC while reading the BBC news
36
Sir
02/12/2020 13:24:12 0 3
bbc
And also the irony of still having to pay for a licence to receive broadcasts on a TV even if you don't watch terrestrial telly.
6
02/12/2020 13:17:43 12 14
bbc
No surprise. Don't know why people can't get their brain round the fact that it costs money to fly them places, and the more luggage on board the more it costs to run the flight.
37
02/12/2020 13:24:23 0 3
bbc
I reckon you're confusing the issue with common sense there.
119
02/12/2020 13:37:10 1 1
bbc
No. I just spent years doing costs for pricing. Personally I expect to pay for what I want. And I don't confuse wants with needs as many marketing people do.
38
02/12/2020 13:24:54 27 8
bbc
never used an overhead locker - big bag in the hold, tiny bag for books, water etc on the plane

Never understood why so many holiday makers take their entire house with them to sit on the beach

Is it a male/female thing
205
02/12/2020 13:49:56 6 6
bbc
but now youre assuming people need to take a lot. What if you are an overnight business traveller or going somewhere for a long weekend for example. Every minute counts if you are a business traveller in particular as you run from your plane to the next or to grab a taxi ! Its a pain experienced by most business people
346
02/12/2020 14:21:54 0 0
bbc
Not all fliers are holiday makers. Some are long-stay 2nd-homers and take a smuch as they can. Some are business over-nighters and take as little as possible.

I have been in all three categories at one time or another.
39
02/12/2020 13:25:04 37 15
bbc
They don't care about Customers, why should they? Passengers will always go with the cheapest flight and, unfortunately, EasyJet and RyanAir are the cheapest.
428
02/12/2020 14:39:51 9 3
bbc
not if you add in the Stansted express, seat selection, hand luggage, simple ability to check in sooner than a day before your flight.. that's like another £60/£70 on top of the air fare.
02/12/2020 18:06:11 0 0
bbc
The ONLY thing cheap about Ryanair and Easyjet is the flight (and that's not always the case either, unless you fancy eastern Poland in late November). JJHandley is correct; what you (think) you make on the roundabouts, you lose on the swings. It's always been the same with low-cost entrants to any market - suck you in, spit you out once fleeced.
27
02/12/2020 13:22:21 906 107
bbc
Nothing worse when flying, having to wait for umpteen passengers to put hand luggage that they can only just about lift in an overhead locker when trying to board 170 people. Check luggage in to the cargo hold, use overhead lockers for what is true hand luggage only and make life a lot easier for passengers and cabin staff.
40
02/12/2020 13:25:20 121 41
bbc
My comments and yours match!
213
02/12/2020 13:50:33 10 3
bbc
Mine too!
02/12/2020 16:45:04 1 0
bbc
Snap!
30
02/12/2020 13:22:31 59 19
bbc
Got to agree, fuel use is dependent on weight so why does a normal sized person have to pay the same as someone who may weigh twice as much… I await the backlash with a wry smile...….
41
02/12/2020 13:25:25 18 7
bbc
Absolutely right. Good on ya'
42
02/12/2020 13:25:47 20 6
bbc
So all these bags on the cabin floor by passenger’s feet. That will be a nightmare in an emergency evacuation, with fire on one side and half the exits working. Some people will instinctively grab their bags or stumble over them in the emergency lighting. I worked in aircraft design and know how seconds count.
66
02/12/2020 13:28:56 17 5
bbc
So you will know then that baggage on the floor is under the seats and left behind when evacuating... I'd also like to say to you as the designer you are at fault for cramming people 22cm apart.
The bags go under the seat in front of you. They will not be in your way in an emergency.
43
02/12/2020 13:25:52 1 2
bbc
Ridiculous. I will not be flying with them again.
44
02/12/2020 13:26:02 4 2
bbc
Another side to this is the disabled person who has bought a ticket to ensure an overhead space then being shoved out of it or objected to by obnoxious passengers who have not paid a fee still wanting to use the overhead space and feel entitled to put themselved first.
71
02/12/2020 13:29:33 1 1
bbc
Then they complain to the Steward who removes the other passengers items and why do you think this will only happen to disabled people?
75
02/12/2020 13:30:16 1 2
bbc
Any person who buys a ticket should be entitled to over head space.
How many disabled put their luggage in the overhead locker. It's the cabin crew who do it for them.
45
02/12/2020 13:26:06 12 8
bbc
Just don't fly with Easy Jet (or Ryan Air, or any other tin-pot airline).
16
02/12/2020 13:20:03 18 5
bbc
Imagine the irony of complaining about paying for the BBC while reading the BBC news
I enjoy faulting to the @BBC that I think they are rip off's and I will never pay to use their "service" and I certainly wont be watching any of their cr@p :) sooner they have been taken off the air for their corruption and lies the better :) .. its my little present to myself by insulting them :) Removed
29
02/12/2020 13:22:28 50 8
bbc
Good luck to the poor cabin crew who have to police THAT one !
47
02/12/2020 13:26:09 25 8
bbc
Yes and poorly paid cabin crew at that.
127
02/12/2020 13:38:18 3 1
bbc
Perhaps they won't get through the boarding gate with a bag and no proof of purchase.
02/12/2020 19:40:32 0 0
bbc
Their choice - they free oranging each 2 weeks!
03/12/2020 10:07:42 0 0
bbc
What cabin crew?
Aren't they all delivery drivers for supermarkets now?
48
02/12/2020 13:26:19 1 2
bbc
Easyjet is an Austrian registered airline. Take away their slots.
67
02/12/2020 13:28:59 1 1
bbc
EasyJet UK is a UK company with a UK AOC.. EasyJet is split into several different companies.
49
02/12/2020 13:26:43 2 4
bbc
I hope that this will not be applied to people who carry an extra bag due to having to have their medication with them or things for a young child travelling with them. In this first instance this would be discriminatory forcing people to pay. And in the second case this will be heading for chaas on board when I young flyer doesn't have their things to occupy them.
23
02/12/2020 13:21:27 6 5
bbc
Anybody booked prior to this announcement should not be charged. Somebody needs to look into this as clearly during the sales Easy Jet knew prior they were going to do this, in effect false advertising tantamount to bribery.
50
02/12/2020 13:26:44 2 1
bbc
Ryan Air to be fair to them.............didn't charge prior bookings when they announced same.
51
02/12/2020 13:26:45 11 1
bbc
Bad news for the two people that will take a flight this year!
02/12/2020 16:54:02 0 0
bbc
Why? The new system doesn't come in until next year.
52
02/12/2020 13:26:48 1 2
bbc
Great way to welcome/entice your passengers back - kapow!

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53
02/12/2020 13:26:52 4 2
bbc
LoganAir have been doing this for years
23
02/12/2020 13:21:27 6 5
bbc
Anybody booked prior to this announcement should not be charged. Somebody needs to look into this as clearly during the sales Easy Jet knew prior they were going to do this, in effect false advertising tantamount to bribery.
54
02/12/2020 13:26:53 2 1
bbc
EJ have already stated current tickets are valid as sold...
22
02/12/2020 13:21:23 53 43
bbc
An own goal EasyJet!!! As result, I will not even bother looking at your prices but go straight to BA, who are not perfect but don't usually treat its customers like sxxx.
55
Pat
02/12/2020 13:27:02 15 4
bbc
I beg to differ. BA are rip-off merchants.
183
02/12/2020 13:47:25 4 1
bbc
you get what you pay for. at least on BA youre not surrounded by people who would quibble over additional £7 luggage fee
235
Ed
02/12/2020 13:54:16 4 7
bbc
Yep! I used them.... ONCE!
I tend to avoid companies which have names that start with British.. shame that.
56
02/12/2020 13:27:10 7 6
bbc
If you can't stow your in-flight bag under the seat in front then put it in the hold. Wheelie cases in overhead lockers are a danger to everyone.
116
02/12/2020 13:36:42 1 1
bbc
How are they a danger? Thousands of flights a day and no injuries.
1
02/12/2020 13:14:55 517 66
bbc
Yeah, them and Ryanair would charge extra for the steps to climb up to the aircraft if they thought they could get away with it
57
02/12/2020 13:27:10 225 38
bbc
I wouldn't be massively surprised if the started charging to recycle the air mid flight.
82
02/12/2020 13:30:59 22 2
bbc
Please don't start giving them ideas. The ones they have by themselves are bad enough already
620
02/12/2020 15:18:54 4 1
bbc
I understand the emergency oxygen will become coin operated.
An emergency landing on water, use the EasyJet life vest and survive and your credit card deposit will be debited.
The life of Brian or zulu-india-oscar-november?
58
02/12/2020 13:27:15 6 1
bbc
If they didn't charge a small fortune for hold luggage then ppl wouldn't be trying to cram their entire holiday into the overhead. I bet the bottom half of any RA/EJ airplane is full of cobwebs!
80
02/12/2020 13:30:36 1 3
bbc
Easyjet ALWAYS offer free hold space on flights 75% full.
59
02/12/2020 13:27:35 2 2
bbc
Good move from Easyjet - NOT! A perfect lesson in how not to rebuild trust and business with customers after a global pandemic. A perfect way in which to alienate the customers that you desperately need back to run a viable business at the same time as many of those customers have taken a huge financial hit as a result of the self-same pandemic. Is there anyone at Easyjet with a business brain??
85
02/12/2020 13:31:55 1 1
bbc
I think there's someone in EJ with an eye on the opportunity to make more money ....
60
02/12/2020 13:27:43 4 3
bbc
Time for Trading Standards to rule on the price adverts of the airlines. Price advertised should include one carry on bag and all other extras one needs to pay for before one gets a seat. Next they will charge for giving out landing cards, for using the loo, for saying good day with a smile. Between them they have stripped air travel to the bare minimum and made it a most unpleasant experience.
61
02/12/2020 13:27:45 2 4
bbc
Maybe the general public should teach easyjet a harsh lesson just don't book them at all and hopefully this thieving company will disappear once and for all. Just a thought
88
02/12/2020 13:32:09 0 1
bbc
Are you a Beau of the fifth column fan ? “Have a good day”
100
02/12/2020 13:33:43 0 1
bbc
Competition drives prices down. Remove competition and prices will rise
62
02/12/2020 13:27:45 2 2
bbc
'low cost' it isn't more. The real price of a RyanAir or Easyjet ticket is just as much as those from a legacy carrier. Will I soon have to pay extra for a seat as well?
110
02/12/2020 13:35:52 0 0
bbc
Agreed. We fly to Ireland frequently and use Aer Lingus. Better service and similar prices.
63
02/12/2020 13:27:51 2 3
bbc
I never bother with budget airline.
64
02/12/2020 13:28:11 330 34
bbc
I can understand this new policy. Last time I flew Easy jet, the number of people cramming in suitcases into the overhead lockers was ridiculous. People abuse the ability to take a small suitcase on board and always take something larger than permitted. I always put luggage in the hold. It's easier and does not cost that much extra.
104
02/12/2020 13:34:35 353 9
bbc
Then enforce the rules on baggage size. If it's too big, it goes in the hold and it will soon stop this nonsense.
118
02/12/2020 13:37:04 10 5
bbc
Yes, but with only a small cabin bag you don’t (didn’t!) have to hang about at the carousel. And with all those extra bags, it will take even longer to get all your stuff into the hall.
157
02/12/2020 13:43:43 3 4
bbc
It's the airlines consistently changing the rules to try and squeeze more money out of you which has caused this issue - not the consumer. People will always try and get the best value.

Oddly, Ryan air might have the best policy. Either take a backpack or pay to put it in the hold.
413
02/12/2020 14:37:55 3 0
bbc
Agreed, Carolyn w
445
02/12/2020 14:42:15 10 0
bbc
Totally agree but why are they not stopped taking them on in the first place.I seen a guy complaining when they took a guitar off on board the aircraft
718
02/12/2020 15:40:30 1 1
bbc
So just reduce the size people can take as cabin bag if it is about what goes in

Funny how the solution always involves charging more.
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pop
02/12/2020 15:40:19 0 1
bbc
The excuse that it's to do with punctuality is rubbish. People will just pay the extra, the delays will still occur.
854
02/12/2020 16:10:03 1 0
bbc
Why do the stewards allow it?
888
02/12/2020 16:17:32 1 0
bbc
It costs you time!
919
02/12/2020 16:18:50 0 0
bbc
I agree with you.
Nib
02/12/2020 17:06:31 0 0
bbc
If its too large they don't have it on board, please stop exaggerating.
02/12/2020 17:17:49 0 0
bbc
Not true. The in- cabin luggage has to fit in the sizer before boarding. If it doesn't they won't let you take it onboard and you have to pay to put it in the hold..
02/12/2020 17:21:30 1 0
bbc
Agree, absolutely no respect for the safety or welfare of other passengers who are sitting adjacent to them attempting to "ram" their baggage in ??
02/12/2020 17:21:32 0 0
bbc
It’s the people who start stuffing their big coats and airport purchases in the overhead locker along side the suitcase that takes up the room. This policy will hopefully stop that.
Ned
02/12/2020 17:26:14 0 0
bbc
Then the gate staff should filter these out, its not hard
02/12/2020 17:33:00 0 0
bbc
That is an issue for the flight attendants and the staff at the desk. This policy has nothing to do with this.
It will resolve nothing until the crew deal with this at source.
02/12/2020 18:10:41 0 0
bbc
That’s fine if you’ve got the time to wait for the hold luggage and you don’t mind buying a new case every five flights. After midnight, the carousel loses a little of its magical charm.
02/12/2020 18:17:40 0 0
bbc
Vicki100. Aye but the problem is that airlines still lose checked baggage all the time, which is why any sensible person takes enough, in a wheelie bag, on board, to survive a few days, whithout their checked bag.
Been there, more than once........
02/12/2020 20:05:08 0 0
bbc
Absolutely right...ive seen families with under 5's wheeling hand luggage bigger than themselves cos their parents are abusing the spirit of free baggage....everyone better get used to the travel world never being the same again...these budget airlines provide travel to places we would never have considered...we are lucky they've survived so far!
02/12/2020 20:09:01 0 0
bbc
To be honest the only issue I ever have is with those who take 3 cases and two coats onboard and then lay them out as if the entire overhead bin space was just for them. All the airline actually needs to do is to check the size and number of cases then for the cabin staff to remove inappropriatly places items and chuck them back on the runway.
65
02/12/2020 13:28:22 2 2
bbc
So, when I have the chance to fly again sometime in the future, I will be no doubt paying 'through the nose' for my tickets and now only have a choice of using EasyJet or Ryanair.

Aaaaargh!!!!
270
02/12/2020 14:00:21 0 0
bbc
Ryanair will soon be able to use the 737MAX so you may want to revise that statement!
42
02/12/2020 13:25:47 20 6
bbc
So all these bags on the cabin floor by passenger’s feet. That will be a nightmare in an emergency evacuation, with fire on one side and half the exits working. Some people will instinctively grab their bags or stumble over them in the emergency lighting. I worked in aircraft design and know how seconds count.
66
02/12/2020 13:28:56 17 5
bbc
So you will know then that baggage on the floor is under the seats and left behind when evacuating... I'd also like to say to you as the designer you are at fault for cramming people 22cm apart.
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02/12/2020 14:26:18 2 0
bbc
You obviously know the rules , but not human behaviour.
667
02/12/2020 15:29:06 4 0
bbc
The BA engine fire in Las Vegas a few years back shows exactly what passengers will do given half a chance. Evacuate with their carry on bags.
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02/12/2020 13:26:19 1 2
bbc
Easyjet is an Austrian registered airline. Take away their slots.
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02/12/2020 13:28:59 1 1
bbc
EasyJet UK is a UK company with a UK AOC.. EasyJet is split into several different companies.
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02/12/2020 13:22:33 11 7
bbc
If you insist on flying on these cheap cattle wagons, then you are going to have to expect some inconveniences. If you want to travel in a little more comfort, pay extra and fly like the rest of us.
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DrR
02/12/2020 13:37:58 0 0
bbc
Yes but you do get some little extras for free, like an increased chance of catching something nasty.
69
02/12/2020 13:29:21 1 2
bbc
This summer, EJ cancelled flights without giving customers the option to be reimbursed.
Very disgusting behaviour, little short of theft.
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02/12/2020 13:30:53 3 1
bbc
It is theft ... not little short of
@BBC your so intent on trying to rub salt in on any other business except your own.. you are trying to charge pensioners for a TV licence when in fact for the garbage you put on TV we should be charging you... Thank god for NETFLIX and Prime you cant stick your licence up your A$$....... Removed
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BZ
02/12/2020 13:29:33 3 1
bbc
Be interested to see Netflix and Prime's news coverage, radio content, local news support, online content and staff development and future talent programmes ....
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02/12/2020 13:26:02 4 2
bbc
Another side to this is the disabled person who has bought a ticket to ensure an overhead space then being shoved out of it or objected to by obnoxious passengers who have not paid a fee still wanting to use the overhead space and feel entitled to put themselved first.
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02/12/2020 13:29:33 1 1
bbc
Then they complain to the Steward who removes the other passengers items and why do you think this will only happen to disabled people?
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02/12/2020 13:17:43 12 14
bbc
No surprise. Don't know why people can't get their brain round the fact that it costs money to fly them places, and the more luggage on board the more it costs to run the flight.
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02/12/2020 13:29:37 3 1
bbc
That may work if flights were full.

Costs to operate a flight: the aircraft itself and staffing are fixed costs. Only fuel varies, and not hugely, either. Passengers and luggage represent less than 30% of aircraft takeoff weight.

EasyJet will be operating at 20% capacity next year, so unless people are bringing 4x their own weight in luggage, then fuel cost per flight will actually go down.
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02/12/2020 14:20:30 1 0
bbc
"EasyJet will be operating at 20% capacity next year, so unless people are bringing 4x their own weight in luggage, then fuel cost per flight will actually go down."

If they are only at that capacity, then the fuel cost PER PASSENGER will go up, as you say most of the weight is the plane (and its fuel).
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02/12/2020 13:29:58 2 2
bbc
Amazing that after years of dragging the price down and ruining the experience of flying, they now want to get the price back up (shock horror) and want passengers to support them. I am a regular flight passenger but not with the likes of Easyjet and Ryanair - and I am sure that this will not worry them a single jot!
93
02/12/2020 13:33:00 0 1
bbc
Don't forget Wizz Air. THE worst flying experience I have ever had, using this lot, and I have flown Easyjet and Ryanair many times. I will NEVER use Wizz air again.
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02/12/2020 13:30:09 80 10
bbc
Personally I don't think this is unreasonable - I fly a lot with E jet and have noticed over the years that customers take more and more liberties with the stuff they bring on board. I have 5 flights booked for 2021 and got an e mail covering each one setting out the policy.

I agree that sometimes the rates for hold baggage are excessive but that is a separate issue.

You can always go by rail!
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02/12/2020 13:36:31 41 21
bbc
Not many trains to the USA!
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02/12/2020 16:19:04 5 0
bbc
So how about EasyJet's personnel actually enforcing the already existing rules? e.g. adhere to maximum dimensions/weight of suitcase, and the amount of bags passengers bring with them.
02/12/2020 17:35:17 1 0
bbc
Brilliant
02/12/2020 20:02:25 0 0
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right ... unless one has to fly overseas ...
03/12/2020 09:41:09 0 0
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Going by rail to Tenerife? Now that's a good one!
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02/12/2020 13:26:02 4 2
bbc
Another side to this is the disabled person who has bought a ticket to ensure an overhead space then being shoved out of it or objected to by obnoxious passengers who have not paid a fee still wanting to use the overhead space and feel entitled to put themselved first.
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02/12/2020 13:30:16 1 2
bbc
Any person who buys a ticket should be entitled to over head space.
How many disabled put their luggage in the overhead locker. It's the cabin crew who do it for them.
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02/12/2020 13:30:27 82 28
bbc
Charge by body weight and waist circumference ... they will make far more money
02/12/2020 16:49:38 7 5
bbc
Are you saying that if they gave a discount for smaller people they'd make more money?
Removed
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02/12/2020 13:30:28 8 4
bbc
Here’s a better idea: keep your money in your pockets, don’t fly, save the planet, and stop whinging!

Welching on a Black Friday deal?
Maybe so, but vultures should expect the odd piece of gristle in their carrion.
;-)
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02/12/2020 13:30:28 3 4
bbc
They're not called sleazy jet for nothing.
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02/12/2020 13:19:02 67 14
bbc
I'm 6ft8 and in perfect shape, I weight 110kg, I'd find that unfair...
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02/12/2020 13:30:32 37 19
bbc
Hate to burst your bubble but according to NHS BMI calculator you're 7kg above the top weight for your height!
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02/12/2020 13:35:11 46 8
bbc
BMI isn't as good an indicator of general health for people over average height, or athletes with larger than average muscle mass. So you're not bursting anyone's bubble
120
02/12/2020 13:37:12 24 9
bbc
Yes, but BMI is a load of rubbish.
530
02/12/2020 15:01:02 4 1
bbc
Those NHS BMI tables were made back in the 1950's - just after food rationing had finished. They are in urgent need of updating!
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02/12/2020 15:18:50 2 0
bbc
BMI Regional ended flying operations in February 2019
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02/12/2020 13:27:15 6 1
bbc
If they didn't charge a small fortune for hold luggage then ppl wouldn't be trying to cram their entire holiday into the overhead. I bet the bottom half of any RA/EJ airplane is full of cobwebs!
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02/12/2020 13:30:36 1 3
bbc
Easyjet ALWAYS offer free hold space on flights 75% full.
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T J
02/12/2020 13:46:56 0 0
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...and how do you know the flight is 75% full when booking...???
69
02/12/2020 13:29:21 1 2
bbc
This summer, EJ cancelled flights without giving customers the option to be reimbursed.
Very disgusting behaviour, little short of theft.
81
02/12/2020 13:30:53 3 1
bbc
It is theft ... not little short of
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02/12/2020 13:27:10 225 38
bbc
I wouldn't be massively surprised if the started charging to recycle the air mid flight.
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02/12/2020 13:30:59 22 2
bbc
Please don't start giving them ideas. The ones they have by themselves are bad enough already
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02/12/2020 13:31:02 143 10
bbc
Let's just all reflect that it was Ryanair, around 10 years ago who created this problem by charging for hold-luggage. This then forced people to opt for small cases which they could take on board. This then led to excess demand for overhead lockers and so on. The solution is clearly to return to not charging for hold luggage but this wont happen because it's the headline price that matters
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ps9
02/12/2020 14:05:24 87 28
bbc
The budget airlines have made flying affordable for many people who couldn't before. It used to be super expensive to go anywhere. If you don't like the service use someone else.
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02/12/2020 15:36:28 5 1
bbc
Hmmm.. I think a lot of people choose to take hand luggage only because it saves them time at the other end. It's not just to save money.
02/12/2020 17:11:14 3 3
bbc
You do realise it was never 'free' to put luggage in the hold, it was just included in the ticket price. But by doing this you are also charging people who don't have hold luggage. So surely it is fair to not charge anyone for hold luggage by default, but charge extra to those that do want it?? The problem is you want 'no luggage' prices for carrying luggage, which ever way you spin it.
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02/12/2020 13:17:43 12 14
bbc
No surprise. Don't know why people can't get their brain round the fact that it costs money to fly them places, and the more luggage on board the more it costs to run the flight.
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BZ
02/12/2020 13:31:38 2 1
bbc
Not really that people are being dim its just many of us can't see a reason why we can't just pay a flat rate for the ticket and get everything included
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02/12/2020 13:27:35 2 2
bbc
Good move from Easyjet - NOT! A perfect lesson in how not to rebuild trust and business with customers after a global pandemic. A perfect way in which to alienate the customers that you desperately need back to run a viable business at the same time as many of those customers have taken a huge financial hit as a result of the self-same pandemic. Is there anyone at Easyjet with a business brain??
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02/12/2020 13:31:55 1 1
bbc
I think there's someone in EJ with an eye on the opportunity to make more money ....
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02/12/2020 13:32:03 4 4
bbc
Good, about time too - the system has been abused for too long by an unscrupulous minority.
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02/12/2020 13:33:33 1 1
bbc
How has it been abused?
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RRP
02/12/2020 13:32:06 7 6
bbc
Its rather amusing, that a company on the verge of bankruptcy, is trying to turn customers off. Easy Jet deserve everything which is about to come their way, while they try to refinance £1.4 billion of debt, and declared losses of £1.2 billion.
You couldn't make it up.
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02/12/2020 13:27:45 2 4
bbc
Maybe the general public should teach easyjet a harsh lesson just don't book them at all and hopefully this thieving company will disappear once and for all. Just a thought
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02/12/2020 13:32:09 0 1
bbc
Are you a Beau of the fifth column fan ? “Have a good day”
@BBC your so intent on trying to rub salt in on any other business except your own.. you are trying to charge pensioners for a TV licence when in fact for the garbage you put on TV we should be charging you... Thank god for NETFLIX and Prime you cant stick your licence up your A$$....... Removed
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02/12/2020 13:24:48 0 1
bbc
And here you are, making use of one of the many services the BBC provide as a result of the license fee - it's not only TV. You don't have to like everything they produce, but spouting such nonsense really does reveal your character. Also, get your facts straight, the BBC isn't a business (in the UK), it's essentially a public service - which needs funding. Not a comment on free licenses BTW
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02/12/2020 13:29:24 3 5
bbc
I will NEVER EVER use this SICKENING company EVER AGAIN
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02/12/2020 13:32:57 6 1
bbc
Whilst I disagree with the principle I welcome it if it will put off those who take forever to load the locker with their bags, coats, laptops etc thus holding up everyone else who is trying to board. Also those who always feel the need to get up and start fiddling about in the locker as soon as the seatbelt light goes out.
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02/12/2020 13:33:02 0 1
bbc
Really - how is this going to fly (pun intended)

How on earth are cabin staff going to enforce it?

What are safety implications of putting too large an item under the seat in front

I appreciate this last point is essentially paranoid since the number of incidents a year that result in aircraft evacs is frighteningly small

And if the person in any aisle seat pulls a hamstring - you're screwed
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02/12/2020 13:29:58 2 2
bbc
Amazing that after years of dragging the price down and ruining the experience of flying, they now want to get the price back up (shock horror) and want passengers to support them. I am a regular flight passenger but not with the likes of Easyjet and Ryanair - and I am sure that this will not worry them a single jot!
93
02/12/2020 13:33:00 0 1
bbc
Don't forget Wizz Air. THE worst flying experience I have ever had, using this lot, and I have flown Easyjet and Ryanair many times. I will NEVER use Wizz air again.
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02/12/2020 13:33:05 11 7
bbc
I won’t fly Ryan Air because of their dreadful customer service, now EasyJet is also off the list. I want customer service and will pay for that but not for putting a small case that meets their size requirements in an overhead locker, it costs them nothing, nobody handles it other than me!
02/12/2020 16:53:16 2 0
bbc
But you can't cross too many airlines off your list before there are no choices left for your destination.
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02/12/2020 13:33:10 5 1
bbc
I get why they are doing it but to me it's a step too far. If you can't put a bag in the overhead locker there's nowhere else if you're tall - putting it under the seat in front means nowhere to put your feet.

A plane is designed to carry passengers and their luggage so price seats accordingly and simplify the process.
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02/12/2020 13:37:57 7 2
bbc
So buy a more expensive ticket.
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02/12/2020 13:32:03 4 4
bbc
Good, about time too - the system has been abused for too long by an unscrupulous minority.
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02/12/2020 13:33:33 1 1
bbc
How has it been abused?
02/12/2020 16:52:54 0 0
bbc
I take it you don't fly very often.....
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02/12/2020 13:33:37 25 1
bbc
Anything that stops the frantic scrum among passengers desperate not to put stuff in the hold gets my vote.
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02/12/2020 13:33:41 1 2
bbc
Well over half the worlds population can't afford to fly away on a vacation. The same people can't afford a vacation.
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02/12/2020 13:33:42 4 3
bbc
Last time I flew it was a cattle market, people screaming, drunk, stood on seats, pretty unnerving to say the least, the cabin crew just watched in horror as the plane filled up with stag and hen parties. After that flight I vowed never to fly again. Charge more and make flying a luxury / priviledge.
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02/12/2020 13:36:45 0 0
bbc
I travel easyJet up to 50 times a year, and I've never seen any of that. I think you were unlucky.
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02/12/2020 13:48:35 0 0
bbc
I once flew back from holiday and disembarkation was delayed due to the police boarding to arrest the bloke sat behind us. That doesn’t mean I would want to make flights so unaffordable that only those of a certain social standing can fly like you seem to be suggesting.

If it means that much to you fly with an airline that has business class but I cant guarantee you won’t get drunks in there ??
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02/12/2020 13:27:45 2 4
bbc
Maybe the general public should teach easyjet a harsh lesson just don't book them at all and hopefully this thieving company will disappear once and for all. Just a thought
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02/12/2020 13:33:43 0 1
bbc
Competition drives prices down. Remove competition and prices will rise