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Old February 13th, 2006, 10:40 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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Stelios was being interviewed on (BBC) R5 last night and he revealed
that his latest scam, um fare reducing idea, is to charge extra to be in
group A and get on first.

He suggested 5 pounds would put you in the same group as the:
families with children.

Can't say I'd be buying this myself, any takers?

tim



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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:28 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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tim (in Sweden) wrote:

Stelios was being interviewed on (BBC) R5 last night and he revealed
that his latest scam, um fare reducing idea, is to charge extra to be in
group A and get on first.

He suggested 5 pounds would put you in the same group as the:
families with children.

Can't say I'd be buying this myself, any takers?


Probably would be some, and I've been on a few easyjet flights with no
young kids!

Wasn't it you that was enthusing about his cheap hotels without windows?
Well, out of curiosity, I've booked one for next week in London. The
remote to operate the "large screen" TV in the room is apparently 5.
Forget that, I think I'll just get up to some after-work imbibing. I'll
post back, if I've anything interesting to say about it. The hotel, not
the drinks...

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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:39 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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"Derek McBryde" wrote in message
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Probably not. I had a peculiar experience with Easyjet a couple of
months ago. I checked in just after the flight was opened. When I
came to board they were calling by boarding pass number and I found I
was near the back of the queue. I find it very hard to believe that
all of the other people checked in before me ( not impossible but
unlikely) so I am still wondering what the score was there.


Easyjet may or may not enforce the boarding priority system for any given
flight, depending, it seems, on how they feel.... I've checked in early, got
a low number, and still not been first on. Some passengers are either too
rude, too stupid, or both, to understand the system and as soon as there's a
move towards the aircraft they're on their feet, regardless of what priority
they've been assigned. Gate staff don't help either - they don't explain
the system when they call the flight, and not everyone will have flown with
that airline before...


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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:48 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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Jim Ley wrote:

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 23:28:58 +0000,
(David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy) wrote:

Wasn't it you that was enthusing about his cheap hotels without windows?
Well, out of curiosity, I've booked one for next week in London. The
remote to operate the "large screen" TV in the room is apparently 5.


How much did you pay, looking for a month away it appears to be about
45 quid a night?


40

As a comparison I booked a Zone 5 travellodge 10 days away for 26 quid
and 6 weeks away for 10 quid, sure it's zone 5, but that's only 30
minutes and a travel card from waterloo and car-parking is free. You
also get a TV, coffee stuff, and a sofa...


I always go with the travellodge when I can at 26, and I've stayed a
few times recently at the one near London Liverpool Street for that
price. There was simply nothing available that night- and I thought it
would be interesting to try Easyhotel.

I agree that travellodge is a better option if you get the 26 deal.

Why do you stay in London hotels? I thought you lived there!

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