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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:40 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 14th, 2006, 12:28 AM 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 Ģ5.
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, 11:48 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 Ģ5.


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


Ģ40

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 Ģ26, 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 Ģ26 deal.

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

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Old February 14th, 2006, 02:35 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?


Me neither.

I could never understand why everyone was always in such a hurry to get
on the plane when, no matter when you get on, you reach your
destination at the same time. It's not that airport lounges are the
nicest places in the world, but I'd much rather be there than standing
in line, waiting to get crammed into the plane.

I know that there is stiff competition for space to stow your carryons
overhead, but unless you've got a bulkhead seat why not just put it on
the floor?

(Silly question from me: shouldn't bulkhead seats be guaranteed some
kind of space for carry-ons?)

And everybody standing (well, crouching if you're not in an aisle) up
as soon as the seatbelt sign goes off... never got that either. Gees,
it's not like the airplane's on fire or anything.

Tim.

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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:25 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?


Me neither.

I could never understand why everyone was always in such a hurry to get
on the plane when, no matter when you get on, you reach your
destination at the same time. It's not that airport lounges are the
nicest places in the world, but I'd much rather be there than standing
in line, waiting to get crammed into the plane.


Another thing I donīt understand are the sheep rushing to board the bus
that is going to take them to the plane too .
This makes a mockery of the easy jet system. Why they canīt allocate seat is
beyond me. With self check in this would be so simple to implement. I canīt
believe that a seat allocaion system is any slower than a cattle stampede.

Itīs even funnier at disembarking, they way the sheep stand up and bend
their neck in a strange contortion as they rush to get their belongings from
the lockers. I get off last, last on the bus, first at passport control and
baggage claim.

I know that there is stiff competition for space to stow your carryons
overhead, but unless you've got a bulkhead seat why not just put it on
the floor?

(Silly question from me: shouldn't bulkhead seats be guaranteed some
kind of space for carry-ons?)

And everybody standing (well, crouching if you're not in an aisle) up
as soon as the seatbelt sign goes off... never got that either. Gees,
it's not like the airplane's on fire or anything.

Tim.



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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:13 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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"JP" writes:

Another thing I donīt understand are the sheep rushing to board the
bus that is going to take them to the plane too . This makes a
mockery of the easy jet system. Why they canīt allocate seat is
beyond me.


They can, of course. The reason why they don't is it speeds up
boarding, which in turn cuts the turn-around time, which is an
important part of why they're so cheap.

With self check in this would be so simple to implement. I canīt
believe that a seat allocaion system is any slower than a cattle
stampede.


Me and Stelios believe it just fine, although if you can only convince
one (1) of us you would be better off trying him.

Des
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Old February 14th, 2006, 11:08 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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"JP" writes:

Another thing I donīt understand are the sheep rushing to board the
bus that is going to take them to the plane too . This makes a
mockery of the easy jet system. Why they canīt allocate seat is
beyond me.


They can, of course. The reason why they don't is it speeds up
boarding,


I can't believe that it saves more than a minute or two.
They generally start boarding 15 minutes before schedual
and everyone (at the gate) is boarded with 5 minutes to
go.

ISTM that it costs real money to implement a seat allocation
system at check-in. This also takes longer (uses more staff)
whilst everyone selects their favorite seat.

which in turn cuts the turn-around time, which is an
important part of why they're so cheap.

With self check in this would be so simple to implement. I canīt
believe that a seat allocaion system is any slower than a cattle
stampede.


Me and Stelios believe it just fine, although if you can only convince
one (1) of us you would be better off trying him.

Des



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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:19 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air
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JP wrote:
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Itīs even funnier at disembarking, they way the sheep stand up and bend
their neck in a strange contortion as they rush to get their belongings from
the lockers. I get off last, last on the bus, first at passport control and
baggage claim.


Are you last off the plane when there is passport control and no bus?
 




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