Easyjet » User reviews
All-class rating 5.6
- Boarding 6.1
- Seat for sitting 5.7
- Seat for sleeping 1.4
- Service 5.9
- Entertainment 1.1
- Food & drink 4.0
- Punctuality 7.1
- Baggage 5.6
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We have used Easyjet for years and have always found them exactly what they say they are. Have never had any major issues with them and all of the flights have been within what I consider to be an acceptable delay, most on time. Always pay for speedy boarding, because it gives you speedy check in and if you buy extra legroom seat it comes as part of the package. It's a small price to pay in my eyes. I wish all airlines would have fixed seats, a small sacrifice not being able to recline...but brilliant that the person front is not sitting in my lap! Latest trip to Amsterdam was brilliant. Took off early, took 10 minutes less to get there and my luggage was on the carousel within 10 minutes. In centre of Amsterdam within an hour of landing.
Flew from Malta to Manchester yesterday! only booked 2 days before. Needed assistance as a bit disabled. Could not fault anything from check in to arrival. Assistance was fantastic, flight on time, Cabin manager Victoria and her assistants all superb. Flight smooth, landing perfect. Highly recommend Easy Jet, thank you.
Return flight from SSH to MAN on airbus A320 G-EZUH.
Easyjet plus as part of the booking but on arrival at Terminal 1 at SSH found easyjet plus check in being used for all passengers which caused a 20 minute delay in actual check in.
No fast track security facility but once in to departures, a vast improvement on Terminal 2 used by all other UK airlines.
Priority speedy boarding with approx 20 passengers on bus to aircraft.
Sat in 1A & 1B as outbound journey.
Flight left 15 minutes early but with 100mph headwinds still arrived 10 minutes ahead of schedule.
Flew with easyjet on EZY1855 from MAN to SSH on Airbus 320 G-EZUI (200th airbus delivery for easyjet "the flying carrot" ).
2 passengers on easyjet plus, priority baggage drop and also fastrack through security.
Seated in 1A & 1B with extra legroom.
Seat 1A adjacent to main passenger exit door which meant passenger could result in being cold during flight.
No in flight entertainment and no seat recline and due to location at front of cabin means toilet being regularly used and if passenger trying to sleep, the door banged every time.
Just found out (during check in at the airport) that even though I naively bought an extra suitcase for EUR 34, I still can only take 20kg.... so why buy an extra bag???
End up having to pay more EUR 42 for 3kg extra weight (glad that I did not pack that much even though I bought the second bag!)...
I NEVER FELT SO CHEATED AS A CUSTOMER!
For now on I will definitely avoid flying EASYJET, but the again who am I?
Just a customer!
Be careful! the easyjet assistants can make you lost your flight if you complain against their policies or the high fees they charge.
Today, 29th July 2013, the flight assistant in Catania for easyjet, after we complain about the 50 euros per laptop bag that we though were included on the ticket fees (as in all the other airline company) started to answer in a very unprofessional way, such as: " stop complain, if you want to board you have to pay or I will close the gate right now" or "pay now or leave"; after all that, not happy of this quarrelsome behavior, she also dared to point and wave her index finger straight on my wife's face, who, because of this outrageous behavior, lost her temper, rise her voice and slam her suitcase on the floor. After that, the assistant, finally obtain what she was looking for and let us out of the airplane.
She did not care about the fact that we had to come back to work tonight, that we would have sued the company for this ridiculous behavior and that the airplane would have left the airport with a large delay.
Be very careful when dealing with this airline!!! They are not professionals.
MLA-LGW 2 hours 50 minutes, 1,282 miles
Online check in worked well and bag drop took less than 5 minutes.
Unusually for MLA, the queue was not well marshalled and speedy boarding wasn't.
Seat 10C on the A319 was an exit row and has noticeable extra pitch, though not as much as on a 737. It is a non reclining, cloth covered seat that is comfortable for 2- 3 hours.
Departure was on time and we arrived on time at Gatwick.
As the flew flew over the lunch period, I bought a cup of Heinz soup (tasty), couscous (not bad) and a bottle of white win, for £9.20, which thought was okay on a flight.
Arrival into the North terminal involved a bit of a hike across the bridge, but the UK border was well manned and the wait was only a few minutes, well done UKBA.
Bags were delivered in about 15 minutes.
All in a good flight, cost was 164.50 euros.
erolkaraokcu flew Easyjet (26/07/2013 10:29)
Our son chose easy jet to fly to London from Amsterdam, he was going to continue to Canada after a few days stop over in London. He purchased an extra bag allowance when buying the ticket online. We arrived at the airport 2.5 hours before the flight for checking in the baggage, the ladies in the counter pointed that the extra bag does not allow him to double the weight as well and asked him to pay additional 280 Euros for 20 kilos in the second bag.
The original ticket was around 80 euros, my son did not want to pay the additional cost. The second bag was in the size of a carry on but had all his books so it was heavy. When he wanted to pay for the second carry on they did not allow him. The discussion was taking longer than normal, they also asked him to weigh his bags in 3 different scales and took the highest weight as the correct and asked him to pay extra for his first bag as well which we had weighted at home before going to the airport for compliance.
After 10 minutes of discussion they call airport police to scare him off where he did not show any physical or verbal offense to them at all. The police was very understanding and did not take any part at all. This is a bad lesson on easy jet for us which we will do our best to never fly with again with.
My son's flight was at 12.00 noon on July 26, 2013, we were at the check in counter at 10.00 am, Wendy at the counter was mainly dealing with the issue with the contribution from the rest of the ladies in other counters. The lady at the customer service desk was also very rude and called the airport police based on what she saw from distance.
This was the first time I flew easyJet, flying from Split to London Gatwick, and it's certainly a good airline to fly with if you're looking for good value. It's simple and flexible.
Booking flights with easyJet was pretty much transparent. EasyJet has two different types of fares: a standard fare, to which you can add hold luggage, reserved seating, etc. at an extra cost. The other type fare was a Flexi-fare, which includes hold luggage, reserved seating, priority boarding, dates changes free of charge and other premium services. I booked a Flexi-fare at a cost of £140, which was cheaper than Monarch and Norwegian, who also operate the route.
To fly with easyJet, customers are required to check in online before arriving at the airport. Online check-in was very simple and I downloaded my boarding pass to my mobile phone. Hold Luggage can be dropped of at easyJet's Bag Drop desks.
EasyJet sent a recommendation email, explaining to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight, allowing you plenty of time to get through security and to arrive at the boarding gate. I did so and I didn't check in any bags, so I had plenty of time to spare before boarding. Boarding was flexible and I used easyJet's speedy boarding (priority boarding) to be among the first people to board the flight. Cabin Crew gave a warm welcome onboard and were very enthusiastic.
The cabin was very fresh, however those seats were uncomfortable and but they are acceptable for short-haul flights. The good thing about the seats is that they don't recline because there's not a lot of legroom. You can reserve Extra Legroom seats at a cost if you really need it.
The flight took off on time. Shortly after takeoff the cabin crew began to offer drinks and snacks for purchase. I bought a hot sandwich, a coffee and twix bar for £6.50. The quality if the food was good and was worth the money. Passengers sitting in the middle of the aircraft would probably have to wait for a while before they can be served.
The flight arrived twenty minutes early, disembarking went quickly and passing through immigration also went quickly at London Gatwick's South terminal.
AndrewJohnson flew Easyjet (30/06/2013 17:24)
What a shambles at Bordeaux Billi terminal. One of the worst checkin experiences ever. Arrived 2 1/2 hours before departure with online check in already completed and the whole process took so long we only got to the gate 10 minutes before boarding. The Easyjet check in staff were rude and surly and there weren't enough of them to do the job hence the very long bag drop times.
The flight was fine but I don't want to travel again with Easyjet after this.
JohnDoe flew Easyjet (08/06/2013 15:01)
I don't exactly expect great service from Easyjet, but I was surprised today to be subject to abusive language (not instigated or reciprocated by myself) from a member of staff at the departure gate. I wouldn't want, or be able, to repeat the obscenities here.
My flight on Easyjet from Newcastle to Palma was 5 stars
Flew from Newcastle to Bristol and thence to Bath. Fare was £36.
My friend dropped me off at Newcastle 2 hours before my flight at 2010. I had already checked in on-line and had just hand baggage. I went straight to security which was quiet and I was through within a few minutes. I used my Priority Pass to enter the Cheviot Lounge. This is one of my preferred lounges under the Priority Pass as it is large and spacious and has excellent views of the apron and runway. Snack selection is fairly standard and I had cheese & biscuits and some crisps. Gate was called about 30 minutes before departure and I made my way to the gate. There was a slight queue outside the gate but it cleared quickly and we were able to board straightaway.
The flight departed about 5 minutes ahead of schedule. I hadn't chosen my seat on-line and had been allocated a middle seat which was disappointing. The flight was almost full but I was lucky and no-one sat in the aisle seat so I was able to move across. Service during the flight was efficient and it was noticeable the cabin crew were a cheerful lot. I bought a cup of tea and amused myself playing solitaire on my phone. We actually arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule which again felt like schedule padding.
Overall, Easyjet delivered a simple but effective service as I have experienced before and I would have no qualms about using them again. The only issue continues to be the seat pitch given that I am tall and I do hope Easyjet will be brave enough to try out a low cost business class seat at some point.
This was my first opportunity to try out the new direct bus service from Bristol airport to Bath. The A4 runs every hour from 4am to midnight and takes about an hour. In fact this report is being written on the bus as it is a double decker with some seats upstairs arranged around tables. I am hoping this service survives since it is convenient for me and avoids a change of bus in Bristol.
LGW to Geneva and return on a Swiss registered A319.
You can check in and select your seat up to 30 days before the flight and it was handy to do this over the weekend a few days before the flight. Straight through security at LGW and boarded by jetty from North Terminal.
I had speedy boarding and extra leg room seats (row 10), however the move to allocated seating has largely stopped the pushing and shoving that used to take place when boarding. Service on board was adequate for a short flight, a Starbucks branded coffee was £2.50 - little more than at the concession in the terminal.
Flight departed and arrived on time and within 30 minutes I was in the client's office in Geneva.
For the return flight I was originally on the 21.45 flight but arrived at the airport at 17.45. After a queue at the desk (one agent and a few others hiding in the background - this was the one negative of the day) I asked to switch to the 19.15 and they did this....for free!!
Return flight on time as well.
Overall a good experience, competitive price and increasingly at my company we are making Easyjet the carrier of choice for short haul (sub 3 hour type) trips.
My first ever flight was from Birmingham (BHX) - Geneva (GVA). Easyjet flight EZY 1494 was not what I was expecting!
At BHX, there are only about 8 check-in desks for easyJet but luckily there was no queue. The person who checked me in was very friendly and before I knew it, I was heading for the brand new, very hi-tech security at Birmingham Airport!
I haven't flown from BHX for a couple years now and the wide range of shops was amazing. I very much enjoyed my 1 hour in the departure lounge. But that soon flew by as I saw that it was last call for my flight! So I rushed down to the brand new International Pier at BHX and found myself straight onto the easyJet Airbus A319-111 aircraft.
As always, easyJet flights are full. Nothing different with mine. Unfortunately, the jetway at my gate wasn't working, so we had to walk down the stairs and onto the tarmac. There were two stairs, one at the back and one at the front. As I was sitting in 22A, I boarded from the back.
The seat (22A):
I was very shocked to find how comfy the seat is onboard easyJet! I had a great view out of my window seat, just behind the wing. I'm not sure if it is true (the seat pitch). I think it is supposed to be 29' but that felt like at least 32'! There was sooo much leg and knee room.
The flight itself was great. I was sitting back and relaxing in my very comfy seat and 1hr 27mins just flew by! I had a read of the in-flight magazine which was good entertainment. I got myself a glass of apple juice which was £2.50! It was worth it though!
It was a wet, rainy and smooth landing in Geneva, Switzerland. It was quite busy at Geneva Airport. As we landed there was a British Airways A321 (I think) that was departing to London Heathrow (LHR) after us.
I left the aircraft just a couple minutes after the jetway attached to the front of the aircraft. I then headed to immigration, had my passport checked, collected my luggage and was out of the airport within 15-20 minutes of arriving. Luckily, the bags arrived before us!
I would defiantly recommend flying with easyJet. There flights are cheap and very comfy indeed.
Departure: 12:45 (actual: 12:52) Local Time
Arrival: 15:15 (actual: 15:19) Local Time.
Out of 10 stars, I would give this flight 8 1/2.
Flew on Easyjet from Berlin Schonfeld to Brussels. Checking in was fast, as most of the other passengers checked in, and printed their boarding pass at home. Boarding was fast, and we took off on time. The seat had no recline, but was bearable for a 1 hour long flight. The food and drinks were a bit too expensive, so I didn't buy anything. The crew were friendly and smiling. We arrived 5 minutes early to Brussels airport, and the baggage came really fast out of the carousel. It came out before I even got to the carousel! I guess this is because easyjet is the type of airline that stays in an airport for the least amount of time possible before tasking off again.
PaulHayes1 flew Easyjet (26/02/2013 09:50)
EasyJet are EasyJet - low cost and better than RyanAir. Generally comfy seats with good enough leg room (compared to Mr O'Leary's planes) but I did pay that little bit more to choose the better leg room in rows 10.
My main reason for coming on here...currency charges. So I was flying from Faro to Gatwick, and I had happened to have been in Gibraltar during my stay, so had some Gibraltar pounds sterling. There is no currency fluctuation when taking cash out there, and checking online now the GIB is actually slightly less than the GBP. But by £9 charge for food and drink went up to GIB£10 for using GIB sterling. Little bit miffed.
Everything else was fine, apart from the speedy boarding desks being closed at Gatwick. Everything else was as expected!
Flew on easyjet from Brussels to Berlin Schonefeld. Had doubts on its service before this flight as it is a "cheap" airline. But the service was ok, and the boarding process wasn't that bad either. The seat was a bit uncomfortable, but seeing as the flight is only 1h20m long, it was bearable. The food onboard was a bit too expensive so didn't buy anything. The flight was 10 mins early, and the baggage came out really fast after. A good flight overall.
Just a pretty standard easy jet flight. Much better now that they have the allocated seated to avoid the old scrum to reach the plane but why do they still make you queue for 30mins before letting you through the boarding gate at Stanstead where all the seating seems to have disappeared!
I managed to get the seat with the small child kicking the back of it of two hours whilst his sister persistently screamed.
easyJet has matured as an airline in recent years and now offers an affordable and comfortable shuttle service between Malta and Gatwick airprots.
Boarding was orderly, with a separate coach for people who had reserved seats/speedy boarding.
The aircraft was immaculate and looked brand new, the seats have no recline but are perfectly adequate for three hours and I had pre-reserved an aisle seat in row 12 for a little extra legroom.
Once airborne (slightly ahead of schedule), the service was pleasant, although slow due to the need to collect money for the pay on board service. If sitting in the middle of the aircraft, it is worth knowing that it will take up to around 1-1h15 for a trolley to arrive at your seat, as they start from the front and the rear and meet in the middle, so it might be worth taking a bottle of water on-board.
I ordered a soup (Heinz twist and squeeze) and a bottle of water, which cost slightly less than £5, not too bad when one considers the cost of lifting it to 35,000 feet.
The rest of the flight was comfortable and the crew were pleasant and professional (as usually seems to be the case on this carrier.)
Arrival at the north terminal was ahead of schedule and the baggage took about 20 minutes to arrive.
All in all, easyJet offers a good value and no fuss service in clean, modern jets.
JoeFrazer flew Easyjet (08/02/2013 09:43)
You get what you pay for.
In other words, if something is cheap, there is probably a reason.
Yesterday I flew Easyjet from Madrid to Paris on an evening flight after a long day of meetings. The boarding lounge seems crowded, but nothing alarming quite yet. Pretty quickly a huge line was formed at the gate. I had bought seat 1D and had speedy boarding, and didn’t think I should be overly concerned.
Well, I was in for a surprise.
Speedy boarding is over within a minute, and you wouldn’t know it unless if you are lining up at the gate like everybody else. Contrary to regular airlines where if you have a priority you can board “at your convenience”, with Easyjet, if you miss that 1 minute window, you have lost your benefit. Not knowing all of this, I am standing back to board last. I didn’t need to rush since I had 1D.
There were so many people boarding that I thought they must have a different aircraft. In reality, they had stuffed all these people in the same old Airbus A200. Of course there was no room for luggage and they were forcing us to check-in our hand luggage.
I was carrying 2 computers in a computer bag, with a ton of confidential and sensitive information, and I was not going to let them put my computer bag in the luggage compartment which (as they cut every penny wherever they can) most likely does not have climate control and temperature at 35,000 ft can reach -70C.
I argued that I cannot check-in my computer bag, for reasons that a 4 year old could understand. But the flight attendant directs me to a fine print in the ticket purchase agreement that they do not guaranty space for hand luggage. Here we are in a surrealist Soviet Union era scenario where I am failing to communicate that I cannot put my computers in the luggage compartment. In a move of customer service genius, they threaten to unboard me and a flight attendant bars my access to my seat.
Flight attendant decides to “do me a favor “ and heavily insisted that it was a favor to keep my computer on board, but that I had to check-in the bag. The captain comes out and with a mischievous smile says “Yes, she is doing you a favor!” Then the Captain jokes that [with my expectations], I should fly private.
So between that option and the perspective of missing the last return flight to Paris and having to spend the night in Madrid and miss my meetings for the day after, I decided to fold and agreed to that. She must be happy. She won a battle.
But in the long run, what if this happens again and the next crew doesn’t want to do me a favor and really force me to check-in my computer bag?
With this and other some limited exposure to Easyjet, I have concluded that this company is not for me, or for business travelers in general.
Furthermore, I do not approve of their questionable business ethics to rely on fine prints to extract money from you, or not to deliver what is the minimum level of service a traveler requires. In a 2 hour flight, they don’t even offer you a glass of water.
KateFrancis flew Easyjet (10/01/2013 21:02)
In spite of honestly giving Easyjet full marks for punctuality on my return flight from Bristol to Edinburgh, I'd give them only one point overall, if I could, just for the introduction of their money-spinning 'seating allocation' system.
Having been allocated seats I didn't ask for and didn't want I found I couldn't change them unless I paid extra. The system would be fine if those who wanted to could pay to choose a seat and those who didn't could take their pick of what was left after boarding. But this is just a rip-off.
Don't bother book a flight with Easyjet just to save some money, because really, you pay double.... You have to pay everything even for the seats!!!
They don't even offer you a glass of water, their seats are unacceptable(are comfortable for a smurf though) and their service is extremely POOR. I checked in an extra luggage and when I arrived to the airport, I had to pay extra for the weight inside the luggage. Really it's stupid. When you check in for an extra luggage in easyjet you have to pay extra for the weight inside it ,so you pay 30£ the luggage and then 11£ for every kilo you put in your suitcase. The only thing that they don't charge is the air that you breathe.......Maybe in the future!
London Gatwick north terminal and EasyJet airbus A320 - We had an early morning flight from London Gatwick north terminal, EasyJet flight EZY 8893, departing at 7:40.
The newly refurbished Gatwick north terminal looks good, but there is still some confusion in the way the sign posts have been marked at the airport. Check in was efficient and swiftly through security.
Made use of the newly refurbished Aspire lounge using my Airport Angel card. A very good lounge with decent amount of food items. Although the blinds were drawn so no view of the runway.
The aircraft was an airbus A320 and it looked immaculate and brand new. It was the first flight of the day for the aircraft that would’ve added to it being clean. Our seats were in the middle of the aircraft 17A and B.
Seat recommendation - being an EasyJet, they all have the same seat configurations. Since EasyJet have started pre-booking their seats, if needed the first row seats can be booked for an additional fee. We didn’t do it and was quite happy with the seats allocated to us.
The flight departed on time on this frosty London morning. The flight was uneventful in the most satisfying way. Cabin crew very enthusiastic and the pilot made regular announcements of route (informed us before passing the rock of Gibraltar, great views over sunny Spain)
Flight landed 30 minutes before schedule! Immigration was a bit slow but nothing to grumble about. Around 20 minutes. By that time our check in baggage was waiting for us in belt 6. All in all an excellent way to travel into Marrakesh from London – good timing, great service and great value for money price, would definitely recommend it and gladly use this service again.
Slight delay on this Dusseldorf to London Gatwick evening flight, but the crew made up the time on the return so we landed early. Excellent.
Very early morning flight from London Gatwick to Dusseldorf.
The warning on the boarding card was that the gate would close at 0605, so I got to the airport at 0530.
On the electronic boards it said the gate would not appear until 0550.
Next to this was a sign saying it would take 10 minutes (on average) to reach the gates.
No wonder when it appeared everyone got a move on.
We were away on time at 0635.
Only an hour's flight - slept for most of it. Landed on time, no problems.
JillFlynn flew Easyjet (08/12/2012 08:24)
Flew with Easjet to Murcia took only hand luggage as being met at the other end, while waiting in the queue to go on to the plane we was told our hand luggage had to be taken off us and into the hold. We would of paid for this if we wanted it this way. Also there was no hot water for tea or coffee so all in all an awful flight.
Flew Glasgow to Bristol on the 2145 flight, last scheduled flight of the day from Glasgow. Checked in on-line with hand baggage only. Fare was £48 all in.
First time I have ever flown from Glasgow airport. Arrived at 1830 and made my way through security which took 10 minutes. I then went through to the Skylounge using my Priority Pass and spent over an hour there doing some work and having pre dinner drinks. Lounge has a good apron view but is not particularly conducive to serious work due to a lack of desk space.
At 2000, I left the lounge and walked over to the Frankies & Bennys restaurant for dinner. Whilst the food is not particularly memorable, the window seats are dining booths that have an excellent view of the apron. Also being booths, the tables are large and make it easy to work and have dinner at the same time.
At 2100, I checked the departures board only to see the flight marked "Final Call" 45 minutes before the scheduled departure. This is the second time I have flown back from Scotland on the last flight of the day (previously in Edinburgh) and the same thing happened there. It appears that Easyjet try to board everyone early so they can make an early departure. This is what happened here and before long we were being pushed back from the gate 25 minutes early! I can only assume that since passengers boarding cards are scanned at security, the airline will know if all the passengers are in the departures which allows them to make an early boarding call. Given the lateness of the hour, I think this is a good idea but it should be flagged to passengers in advance.
Flight was half full and I had an aisle seat 4 rows from the front. Seat comfort was normal for Easyjet but I was in a more appreciative mindset following my experience with BA the previous evening. Cabin crew were cheerful but appropriate for that time of night and service was quick (I had a cup of tea). Flight was uneventful though landing was noticeably smooth. In the end we arrived 30 minutes early which caught out my taxi driver.
Easyjet are my main airline at Bristol and will continue to be.
MartinCrapper flew Easyjet (07/10/2012 11:50)
As smooth as peanut butter! The flight was perfect on the way out and a slight delay on the way back due to a bird strike when landing, however they kept us fully informed from the outset. Highly recommended.
ginomorato flew Easyjet (01/08/2012 07:22)
What a terrible way to end a vacation!
We were flying from Naples to London, our easyJet flight was delayed 30 minutes and the easyBus service cancelled for mysterious reasons. The tickets were not even as cheap es you would expect from a low cost airline company.
I would not recommend it at all, I would rather pay something extra and go for a better service.
JuliaPora flew Easyjet (29/07/2012 20:32)
Holliday in Ibiza... Amazing... if it was not for EasyJet ....
The EasyJet Airline Company,s office in Ibiza refused to sell me tickets back to London because I don't have british passport. They've been selling tickets to any other person but me and my husband, and they motivated their actions with "we only have seats for the next flights for british citizens ... " and advised me to buy my flight ticket online.
Never felt so wronged and unfair .... All the trouble just because I have romanian passport. Never to fly with EasyJet ever again ....
We took Easyjet for the first time in July from Milan Malpensa to Mallaga in Spain , it is all economy class 3x3 configuration and I had Seat 4E (middle seat).
It departs at 7:30am fr Terminal 2 (exclusive Easyjet terminal) Flight time:2 hrs,
I am glad to have pre-booked Speed boarding at 47 lb roundtrip x2 pax as it gives us priority boarding privilege.
Food and drinks (including water cost extra from Euro 4-8.50, Starbuck coffee was served.
Seats are comfortable, no inclination at all but it was fine as the flight was rather short. There is no entertainment but has Traveller inflight magazine.
Highly recommended for its cost and service
Went on flight EZY6755 to Malaga from Belfast. Check-in was almost empty, which was good. The 3 of us only had 1 suitcase, which was also good.
When we got on the plane my first impression was that wasn't much different from any other plane I had been on. Only problem was we were all split up.
We got to the gate when the plane was on Final Call, so the plane was almost full when we got on. The legroom was sufficient enough for me.
There was no real in-flight entertainment, so I mainly tried to look out the window (which was hard considering I was sitting on an aisle seat.) 1 of the people in my group was sitting on the aisle seat directly behind me, so I could talk to her.
The other passenger managed to end up at the other end of the plane (I was sitting in row 19 and he was in row 3.) He kept walking up and down to us like a yo-yo. After about an hour and a half of this 3 hour flight there was a bit of turbulence, not a lot to me, but enough for the Captain to switch on the seatbelt signs for about 20 minutes.
After we had just got onto Mainland Spain, I tried an easyJet toilet, which not too bad, actually. So after a while, we went to the last 10 minutes of the flight, the most fun part, THE TURBULENT PART! I love turbulence, so when it went to extreme, I felt great (well, behind me one of the other passengers in our group looked like she was ready to die with fear!) I must say, that's the most turbulence I ever felt on a flight!
When we touched down at Malaga, most people would be glad it was over, but not me, I loved my trip with easyJet and I was glad I got to fly with them again home.
Our only suitcase was the first one out of the plane, so we were only at baggage a few minutes. The Airport itself was good with a lot of facilities.
Coming home, the queue for check-in was very long, but I didn't mind, because I knew I was flying with possibly the worlds best Airline, easyJet.
We had a beautiful take-off with views of the entire Costa Del Sol and because it was the clearest afternoon we had seen, we saw it even better. Well done, easyJet, keep it up!
6755- take-off at 09:35 BST, landing at 13:45 CET (Scheduled)
6756- take-off at 13:10 CET, landing at 15:30 BST (Scheduled)
Amsterdam - London Southend Airport. 20/6/12
2 daily flights leaving Amsterdam at 9.55am, and 18.40am.
This morning flight, T3 check in for Easyjet at Schiphol, and a usual long walk to H gates (15 mins). I had no hold bags, so self printed boarding pass on line. I paid Euros 17.99 booked 4 days before!!!
Easy on NL Trains, Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol every 6 mins or so, for 3.70 Euros! U are underneath all terminals with a 3-5 min walk to all 1-3 Terminals.
T3 has a good choice of places to eat and drink, and new and well kept so pleasant to be in.
H gates have security at one main point and these can get busy, so leave enough time after the walk to that point.
Gates are 1-3 mins walk from that point.
Easyjet have many flights into Amsterdam from different places, so always busy, but seem to be efficient organised, using KLM and Menzies ground services. You can board from front or back stairs by walking across the tarmac.
Boarding in 2 queues "Speedy boarding" for an extra 20 Euros, if you need to be in the first 5 to walk out, with queue 2 just after. Approx 25 passengers on this A320 service on a weds.
No rush, plenty choice of seats. Roomy exit rows over wing. New aircraft, very clean. Crew welcoming and pleasant. Departed on time.
I rarely fly Low Cost, but on this route, fares start from as little as £15.99 one way!
Compared to BA and Cityjet to LCY, these are exceptional fares at 1/4 of the lowest price unless a sale then it is more like 1/2. Very useful during the Olympics where getting to from airports around London will be un-predictable time wise.
It becomes a smooth journey, and a pleasure through the Essex countryside car or train.
The food on board, from the bistro menu had Starbucks coffee, decent sandwiches, longer flights toasties hot rolls etc.
I really would prefer to pay for a decent sandwich and coffee, than dished out awful food and powdered coffee on the "full service" Airlines, such as Cityjet. (LCY - AMS on BA offer a pre-packed water and no foods, not even hot drinks). So I am happy to pay for a decent drink and food item.
Pleasant smooth 35 minute flight. No congestion or waiting for Southend airport in the skies.
Landed and exiting the flight within a few minutes. Again walking down the steps to the tarmac from and rear doors, but Southend have created what appears more to be an extended bus shelter system for walking to the terminal! It is open on one side, so not good for winter or poor weather flights. This needs to be corrected.
The terminal was new opened in April 12, basic small, but works ok on landing. Immigration instant with 5 desks open, more than LCY! Car parked opposite terminal, which is a 2-5 minute walk, and the train station opposite. Excellent for driving back to East or North London or train links.
From Landing to being in the car was under 10 minutes, really good. Shave an hour off the trip AMS- LCY, predictable for time, and Southend perhaps how air travel used to be, smooth local and simple.
Easyjet offer superb fares even near to the day you want to travel, well below the LCY options.
New aircraft, a decent snack or drink paid for, and a really relaxing enjoyable trip, Southend is a simple but quick airport to use.
VERY useful during the Olympics to lessen un-predictable travel times, and decent low cost fares. Worth considering as an option or for leisure travel for N / E Londoners.
jinglebell flew Easyjet (25/05/2012 10:36)
Despite my cousin being in a wheelchair, and 2 other assisted boarders ..the speedy boarders went first....suddenly followed by a stampede from everyone else, to the consternation of our helper but he said it was not unusual with Easyjet.
Our 4 hour flight was made very uncomfortable as the seats don't recline. At one point, I counted 15 people standing up stretching their backs as I did; all to no avail. I had 4 days of back pain on holiday and 4 days again on our return. As a fit 26 year old person, who excercises every day I felt far more upset for the elderly people on board.
The staff were good and attentive but the accommodation is really poor.
We took off from the North Terminal but came into the South Terminal, which led to considerable problems for those, who were being collected but I was told by ground staff that this is common for Easyjet.
Other low cost airlines don't seem to have all these problems or at least we have not encounter them.
GregoryElliott flew Easyjet (18/05/2012 12:52)
Myself and a friend purchased airline tickets with Easyjet to Innsbruck in September last year.
We where a party of five, three of which where children aged 8/8 and 12.
On arrival at the airport the queue for bag drop was very long. After some time in the queue we checked with the easyjet representative to make sure we where fine time wise and where assured all was fine. With 10 minutes to go before the gates closed we again spoke with the easyjet representative who looked to the ground and said “try and get to the front”.
Chaos then ensued as everyone then tried to get to the desks.
Easyjet then closed all the gates and refused to hold the plane. We where then told to go to the customer service desk and book onto the next available flight.
It became apparent that we where not the only people in the same situation. The customer desk had some 150 people waiting. Things got very heated and at one point the police where called. I saw one blind lady in tears at having missed her flight.
I’ve since learned that 40 people did not make it onto our flight.
With no senior easyjet representative taking charge of what was becoming a very heated situation we where forced to make alternative travel arrangements.
We purchased (at a premium) flights to Munich via Frankfurt, hired a car and drove to our destination.
Seeking suitable compensation has fallen of deaf ears. I have also asked for an explanation of the event s of April 1st and what alternative flights where offered to fellow passengers again these have been denied.
Travelling throughout the year to many places using several different airlines, using business on long haul and economy on short, It's very simple to review Easyjet.
As usual, last flights with Easyjet, albeit only to Faro and back within 24 hours, they are competitive with very friendly and customer orientated cabin and flight deck crew.
Downside - as previously reported, the boarding process lets them down with having no complete seat allocation system - it's basically third world antagonistic queing. I see the uneccessary stress with many passengers every time pre boarding. There is no need for this today.
Get rid of the O'Leary type of pathetic 'doing the customer a favour' attitude with the archaic boarding process and EASYJET will probably be THE BEST budget airline, even if it costs a couple of pounds more on the initial ticket price.
So a CHALLENGE to Easyjet: Introduce full allocated seat boarding within the price and maybe more, no, not maybe, MORE will definitely travel ORANGE rather than the arrogant Blue and Yellow so called competitor.
Always Easyjet FIRST for me - many thanks to all the crew.
I fly Easyjet quite often.
They are always clean and comfortable with among the best crew around!
The only down side is not having allocated seating which results in a pushing match with other passengers. I notice they are going to trial allocated seating, lets hope the bring this out as a full feature.
I always find the aircraft clean and welcoming and the crew are fun, interested in their passengers and provide a great service.
The airbus aircraft are wonderfully comfortable and smooth inflight.
You do have to remember they are a low cost carrier when leaving reviews but personally I find the amount paid is fantastic for the service.
Flight from Amsterdam to gatwick in the evening. Boarding was an absolute mess and literally a stampede to the plane getting smashed by wheelie bags as people ran to try to get a seat whilst crashing into everyone else. Not pleasant at all. Cattle are treated better. Allocating seating would make boarding a far better experience. Holding passengers in a cramped pen with no seating and then cramming them in until they are worked up into a stampede may be great for turnaround times but is an awful way to treat people
Seats are cramped and no recline at all.
As with many budget airlines, the more seats on the airplane the better for them and this is certainly the case with easyjet, slightly less legroom than Ryanair, probally around 29-30" pitch, anyone over 6ft could be in a spot of bother. Would only ever use them on short haul journeys under 2hrs. You get what you pay for1
qantasa380lover flew Easyjet (16/11/2011 21:47)
The seats were ok, but the thing that astonished me the most, was the gummy bears onboard! THEY WERE THE SIZE OF A HUGE ROCK!
This was the first time I have tried Easyjet in over 7 years and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. We flew from Gatwick to Seville and back 3 days later, both ways on the Airbus A319.
As we had already checked in for the outbound flight we proceeded straight to the Speedy Boarding bag drop (We had already paid this in advance), which had no queue at all and were on our way through security within 5 minutes.
For our return flight we had to check in at Seville Airport (online check in is not available here), this was the real benefit to us as they only had two check in desks for the flight, one of which for speedy boarders which saved us a lot of time.
Both flights were comfortable despite being relatively full, we got seats 1 A and B, for the outbound, lots of space here at the front of the cabin and had benefit of being first off the flight at Seville. On the return sat in 1 E and F, not quite as much room but still plenty of space. The fact the seats do not recline is a godsend as it means the small space you have is yours and you will not lose it due to another selfish passenger.
Food and drink prices were the norm for low cost but the quality was ok with the Hot drinks being Starbucks branded and quite nice. The bacon roll, whilst soggy had plenty of bacon and was hot and did the trick on an early flight.
Cabin crew were fantastic on both flights, they were friendly and professional on both flights and were a credit to the airline.
Punctuality couldn't be faulted either on these flights and we were over 30 minutes early getting into Seville and 10 early getting into Gatwick.
Easyjet did what we wanted, got us away for a few days and back safely, ontime and made the journey quite pleasant, more so than previous experiences with their big irish rivals ever have, so will get more business from us going forward.
With speedy boarding and priority check-in, we got the seats we wanted (emergency exit half way down the plane). Staff all ok, but the food and beverage selection has been the same for so long now - it's tired and needs changing. Seats are ok, but 3 hours max before aching backside syndrome kicks in - wouldn't like to go to Jordan or Egypt...
Slightly late getting going, but arrived pretty much on time. Baggage arrived quickly - the beauty of a small airport, although some bags had split (not ours). Easyjet continues to provide a cost effective service on shorthaul routes. Thumbs up.
Nice to London Gatwick 12th July 2011
The only bad thing about travelling to the Côte d'Azur is that easyJet are the only airline to fly from Gatwick, so if you live near Gatwick you have no choice but to pay extortionate fare that easyJet charge for the short flight to Nice.
I have flown with easyJet many times and each time it seems to get worse. This time was definitely the worst.
Check-in at Nice is always quiet and dropping your bags off and going through security took no time at all. The departure gate was up on the board early which is always good to try and get near to the front of the queue for boarding, however we had to stand in a queue for half an hour to get through passport control to get to this gate which wasn't ideal. Then after we did that, the departure gate suddenly changed and there was a mad dash to get to the new gate, and then it happened again with another mad dash.
Finally after waiting at the right gate for 20 minutes they announced they were going to start boarding. Well this queue didnt move for at least another 20 minutes, which becomes a little bit boring especially when everyone is trying to push in front of you to get nearer to the front. Boarding the plane was a slow process aswell, and the flight was full, so to get two seats next to eachother we had to fight our way to the back to find two seats next to eachother. (People think its fair to leave a seat in the middle of the rows for some poor soul to squeeze into, while their wife is sat right at the back next to the toilets.)
Easyjet really need to sort out their seating arrangements because having to worry about what seat you are going to/ not going to get takes all the pleasure and ease out of flying.
However, this was not the worst part of my easyJet experience. Take off was fine, and the Captain did announce that we may experience some turbulance over France because of the clouds and wind. When the Captain said "some turbulance", I think he meant to say " there will be so much turbulance that the seatbelt signs will only be turned off for 5 minutes on a 95 minute flight." This was the worst experience of turbulance I have seen. The cabin crew started the hot drinks service, but we were told we could only receive our drinks if we pay for them now and be served when the turbulance had calmed down. After 10 minutes we got our drinks, only for the turbulance to start again and hot water was spilling everywhere. The cabin crew really should not have served these drinks, especially when the woman sitting behind me had hot coffee split over her and wasn't even allowed to get up and clean herself.
Finally after an awful bumpy we ride we started to make our approach into Gatwick. Being such a nervous flyer, this was the moment I had waited for all day. However, my worst nightmare came true!!!!
We landed with a tremendous thud and bump, only to suddenly shoot down the runway again and take off!
I couldn't believe my luck. The whole plane was silent because we didnt know what was going on. One minute we had landed, the next minute we were thousands of feet in the air again. What made it worse was the pilot didn't announce anything for at least 10 minutes, making everyone nervous. Finally he announced that he had to abort the landing because of a wind pocket. A lot of people on board did not believe this story.
After circling the area for 10 minutes we finally made another descent, with a loud thud when we hit the runway with a shake and a wobble and luckily this time we stopped (the fire engines were waiting there anyway for precaution!).
Everyone was silent, and took a sigh of relief when we had come to a stop, and we got off the plane to take the long walk to passport control at Gatwick. Luckily the luggage was there waiting for us (in a pile on the floor because the conveyor belt had become jammed)
Easyjet- never again by choice. Bring back Aer Lingus LGW-NCE. If not, I might have to fork out to fly BA from Heathrow.
Having a Friendly Cabin Crew and Flight Deck is always a good omen, especially when on the early flights. On the 18 May, 06.45 flight to Faro from Stansted, the whole crew were particularly confident and friendly.
With that confidence instilled throughout the flight with flight deck updates on flight progress and weather, it transpired that the other passengers were also instilled with confidence as we started our decent and approach to Faro.
Well, it was probably Faro's biggest storm for a long time. We were buffeted from side to side and up and down. The outside was black, interupted with regular flashes of lightning. Knowing what the guys up front have to go through in their 6 monthly SIM tests, my confidence with these guys to get us done safely was never really in doubt but I knew they were facing a busy task.
Thankfully the flight deck did a great job and as the days after progressed, I learnt that we were the last plan to land owing to the severity of the storm, so well done.
As a footnote, though a frequent business class flyer to far off places, including Hong Kong, Las Vegas and Cape Town, I am very happy with the Easyjet service for short haul. For some to compare LOW COST airlines with long haul is not a fair judgement. Now compare Easyjet with Ryanair, then you have another issue. I'm just very pleased I can choose, like many others, to choose the orange and not to use the blue and yellow brand.
Again, WELL DONE Flight 3287 on 18 May 2011.
falkirkscottie flew Easyjet (08/04/2011 18:44)
A budget airline that's easy on the pocket but laden with stress when it comes to the actual execution of boarding.
A mad dash to queue begins the mayhem as elbows and hand luggage are used as weapons to determine your place in the boarding queue. That said once the scramble is over the flight comfort is adequate for short haul journeys and if it's a case of this way or no way then it's worth the hassle but ertainly not conducive to the start of a relaxing holiday.
Three words to describe Easyjet? Brilliant Brilliant and Briliant. I use them regularly and have NEVER been delayed or unhappy. You pay your pittance to fly and you FLY. What can be simpler? You don’t get people writing reviews about local bus services do you? Easyjet is a bus service. If you want 2 miles of legroom and a kipper served for brekky then fly with BA and pay £380 for the same flight you pay Easyjet £56.00 for.
How people can moan about Easyjet is beyond me. You gets what you pays for people. Great young fleet of aircraft, well trained cabin crew and the pilots know what they are doing too. Out of 10 for a 5* airline? 3! Out of 10 for a budget airline? 11. Thanks.
London Gatwick to Glasgow. On time, seats OK, a little hard and legroom fine for the hours duration. Food not overly expensive and fair price.
Poor service and seats. Low quality everything, especially checking in.
London Stansted to Tallinn, with speedy boarding
I chose to fly out with Easyjet and back with Ryanair, and I have to say that the former is worth paying that little extra for. Ryanair is (pardon the expression) dirt cheap, and you get what you pay for. Easyjet on the other hand is a little more expensive, but it's a small price to pay for the friendly service, the relatively clean, modern aircraft and the convenient flight times/destinations.
Having checked in online, progress through Stansted was quick. I had banked on this having set off from central London with little time to spare. I took the Stansted Express from Tottenham Hale, rather than Liverpool, a journey of around 45 minutes with no delays (thankfully).
The queue at the boarding gate was vast, however I was fortunate enough to have speedy boarding. In the past I have avoided paying for the luxury of speedy boarding, and while it's perhaps unnecessary (just remember to get to the airport in plenty of time), skipping the queue is always a wonderful feeling. I was able to get seat 1C, arguably the best seat for speedy disembarkation and legroom.
The flight left a little late but no major delays, and we arrived just 10mins after the scheduled time. The selection of food and drink, while not exhaustive, is ample if you're willing to spend the money. I had the croque-monsieur on a previous flight, for example, and it was delicious. The warm offering this time was a four cheese pizza for about £5.
thefirstchild flew Easyjet Economy (30/08/2010 21:20)
I was in Gatwick, my nightmare airport. The airport was crowded but we got through security quickly. Then we waited for speedy boarding to go first (no one was in it) and we got in the plane.
About 3 minutes after boarding they announced a 4 hour delay. At last after an hour they let us out, I saw a Monarch plane with the same delay three hours through the delay and were not let out yet they didn't look as though they were going to get out.
Once we had taken off to it was back to normal nice food, quick but slightly over priced and a normal flight I did think Easyjet tried their best even though it wasn't my bast flight of all
MagicMouse flew Easyjet Economy (14/04/2010 10:28)
Easyjet was a good airline but lacked in reserved seating. My whole family went and were split up all over the aircraft, there was no food and the entertainment was shoddy. The punctuality was great and the boarding of the plane was punctual, although I could not remember the typeof aircraft. This year we are flying with a Thomson 757-200 (don't know what version). Hopefully better service!!!!!!!
I fly on Easyjet very often on business and due to home's proximity to Gatwick Airport. Consequently I have flown on A319 and A320, the latter being their "long haul" aircraft. I would start with the easy Boarding which often has proved NOT easy at all ! I can recall at least 4 trips within 2009, when speedy boarders were left to board with Group 2, because they simply couldn't get past the impatient hordes of group 2 boarders. Their A319 aircrafts are in general clean but the seats lack comfort and do not recline. On the A320 some of the seats do recline. The service is usually OK, although one would have to pay through the nose to get an almost tasteless sandwich or Panini. I suppose that's how they make money... I would avoid them on a long flight, such as to Cyprus for example. If you are unlucky enough to fly on the A319, you will struggle badly to have some rest and relax your muscles even a wee bit! I have flown from Cyprus twice so far and flying on the Easyjet A319 for nearly 5hrs was one of the worst experiences I have ever had!
Berlin Shoenfeld to London Luton 11th March 2010 21.40 pm local time.
I had been at an event in Berlin which meant that I was limited of what I saw of the beautiful city. I decided that I had plenty of time to get to the airport by taking the train, this would allow me to at least see some of the city, and I must say I am glad I did.
When finding out the times and best trains to take, I asked a friendly German guy about how long the journey takes and what to do if the train is late. He simply replied " the trains are never late", and coming from the UK this was both refreshing and frankly unbelievable.
So I arrived at Shoeneld airport exactly on time, breezed through Check in, breezed through Security, and despite being slightly later in boarding and taking off there were no other problems to report, really.
Once on board I managed to secure a seat at the front of the plane, these have more legroom than most of the other seats so I was relieved. Buckled up for take off, the flight attendant although trying to disguise it was clearly tired and certainly at the end of her tether in terms of customer service. In a way I sympathise that it must be tiring, but likewise even on a no-frills airline you expect a certain degree of friendly body language, and a smile.
The time we were late in taking off was made up in the air, and I landed right on time at Luton. A couple of my colleagues were scheduled to be on an earlier flight into Gatwick which was delayed by 5 hours meaning that unfortunately as they were boarding, this meant that I was already in the UK.
At Luton they have a new system which effectively means that it's pretty slow getting through passport control, in fact if you time it wrongly and are there after a coach has dropped passengers off then you can expect at least a 20 minute wait. I waited and luckily it was only about 12 minutes before I was through. The first obvious signal that I was back in the UK was a delay to my train taking me back to North west London, typical.
One word of caution: The Shuttle bus which takes passengers from the train station to the airport has started charging! This doesn't seem to be all the time, but on my outgoing flight I was charged £1.50 and on the way back nothing at all. But if you don't have the change, or indeed any cash at all, they stop you getting on the coach which could of course mean you missing a flight.
Once again its difficult to fault Easyjet, who seem to have cornered the market on a lot of routes now.
Just beware of the the things which you don't expect like the bus charge and if you pay for speedy boarding then beware of having to take the bus to the plane, effectively this renders the speedy boarding pointless.
A very punctual, very enjoyable flight to Berlin Shoenfeld from London Luton. I arrived at London Luton with an hour to spare which is always good especially with Easyjet's strict policy. I bought a magazine, had a bagel and before I knew it the flight was being called.
I was stood right by the entrance to departures and managed to be one of the first people down at the gate. There were about 15 speedy boarders who obviously get on the plane first, but I elected not to pay for speedy boarding as I don't normally have a problem despite my extreme height (6'7"), as the exit seats are generally free.
The last passenger to get on the plane was a woman around 6'4" in height who insisted on making a fellow female passenger move, which I thought was disgusting as if anyone should have the audacity to do that, then it should be me!!! Fellow passengers rounded on her for doing this, and her actions meant effectively splitting up a group who were together and had paid the £8 speedy boarding charge.
Arrived in Berlin approx 20 mins ahead of schedule which was great and were out and through security in 10 mins including collecting the bag I checked in.
I cant help feeling sorry for Ryanair passengers on the same route when things go so smoothly on Easyjet.
A five hour flight, no entertainment, the stewardess asked me if i wanted water with my food an wine as it was a five hour flight and she was only coming round once.
Flew from LGW at 8am on a Sunday morning, to Prague .
Cant fault the checkin which had started even earlier than expected, I had one bag, well under the weight limit .
The flight iteslf although almost full, was comfortable as i managed to get an exit seat over the wing . Being 6.7" (or 198cms) this can make or break a flight for me.
Landed in Prague bang on time, bags were collected quickly .
Prague to LGW :-
Checked in , tried to buy speedy boarding, was told by the handling agent that i needed to also pay for speedy boarding for the passenger who was no longer travelling with me! i challenged the very unhelpful girl who kept repeating like a parrot that i had to pay for the absent passenger ! i therefore declined paying for the absentee and took my chances in the free for all . The check in girl put me into class a boarding which means only those with Special assistance and speedy boarders go ahead of you. i was very relieved and lucky to obtain another exit seat as i did on my outward journey.
All in all i couldnt really fault the flight, the service or the punctuality , I would certainly fly with easyjet on this route again .
Flew to and from Malaga(BRS-AGP). Seats were nice and comfortable and aircraft was very clean. Legroom left a lot to be desired but the cabin crew were friendly. Onboard service was quick but expensive. Captain was foreign and his announcements were unclear. Food and Drink was good. For a short flight, it was nice and a good experience.
Flew to and from Sharm El Sheikh. The A321 is quite comfortable with the the old BA seats but is quite cramped. On a 5 hour flight this does get quite annoying but the seats do recline slightly. Cabin crew were friendly enough but the service was expensive. Overall a good service.
Flew Easyjet from Manchester to Tenerife. The cabin crew are friendly and the aircraft was comfortable due to the old BA interior. The onboard service is expensive. If you wish to get the best seats, purchase speedy boarding which gives you first access to the aircraft.
A regular user of Easy Jet. The staff are professional, the seats are ok. The Airbus aircraft from Gatwick are comfortable. I usually buy food and drink in the airport first. The onboard offering is expensive. A much better service compared to Ryan Air.
GTW-ATH ,28/11/08 .15.20 Dreadful boarding situation with many passengers in despair due to the dictatorial staff treatment concerning cabin luggage.Most were unjust but it seems the latest Easyjet money making scheme is "lets make passengers life so hard they will check luggage in prior to boarding!- it will not work with me as I have an ever smaller soft top case to annoy them with!! Seating 3-3 ,row 4 aisle seat for fast exit and no waiting for luggage collection. Ensure that your hand baggage is the right size ,down to the last mm and do not take any extar bags-not even a handbag. If you do place it in your cabin luggage during boarding.
NCE-LGW. return journey from the below. Already checked-in so Group A. Very strict for one hand luggage item, so one piece plus laptop not allowed. Walked to the aircraft and then up the stairs and chose an early aisle seat (1-7). LGW south terminal going through refurbishment, so bus service straight to passport control hall. 19 minutes from landing to out of airport
LGW-NCE, checked in online so got group A for boarding, worth having because we boarded by airbridge. For group A always tag along with Speedy Boarding (SB) and (SA) - families and those needing assistance. That way you get on straight after them and head for rows 1-7, aisle seat for quick departure at the other end (provided you;ve got hand luggage only, otherwise why bother?). Good service.
I always check in online and so am group A (I travel hand luggage only). I fly mainly from Gatwick to various European destinations. General advice: avoid check-in at desks, and while at the gate ensure that you stand near the exit desk. Be one of the first after speedy boarding and SA (special assistance - families) Once on board, always try and get the very first row (row1) - any of those seats or aisle seats either side up to row 10.
Flew to and from Malta on Easyjet. The A321 certainly crams them in, but the seats do recline so it's not too uncomfortable, even on a 3-hour flight sector. I think these planes were once GB AIrways, though presumably not with 200+ seats. The able-bodied all head for the emergency exit rows (10, 23 and 24) but we were fine towards the back of the aircraft in a window and aisle seat (our child was between us). Those with children have priority boarding just after those who have paid for speedy boarding and ahead of group A. On the way out from Gatwick we went on via an airbridge so it was well worth having. A good service.
I was in row 8, by the window on the right side of the plane. I'm 6' and legroom was minimal so I couldn't nap without resting my knees against the bloke's next to me. And the seats don't recline.
As a friend pointed out, leather seats are much nicer, they just feel cleaner. EasyJet's seats feel well worn in.
No-frills is about right, with a tiny bottle of water costing £1.50. At least I got ice, and I was thankful for it. Extra water for free. I was assured by the African child on the bottle that 5p of my £1.50 would go to him.
The food, although expensive, did look good and there was a decent choice. I suppose that trumps BA, where you get a choice of two sandwiches on a comparable flight.
Baggage claim was very quick.