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    • MSE Nick
    • By MSE Nick 1st Jul 15, 5:53 PM
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    Easyjet Tricks - guide discussion
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    • 1st Jul 15, 5:53 PM
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    Easyjet Tricks - guide discussion 1st Jul 15 at 5:53 PM


    Hi all,

    We've written a new Easyjet Tricks guide and would love your feedback.

    How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

    Thanks for your help!

    MSE Nick
    Last edited by MSE Nick; 20-01-2016 at 5:07 PM.
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    • JimLadAaaHa
    • By JimLadAaaHa 6th Oct 16, 6:17 PM
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    Hi,

    I did just try your "Beat the school hols price hike with the 'book the wrong date' trick" - but actually in its terms and conditions it does say that any "additional" price difference will be added to your ticket price but any discounted price will not be refunded!!! So I think this solution no longer works?!?!?
    • The Groat Counter
    • By The Groat Counter 6th Oct 16, 7:12 PM
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    The Groat Counter
    Hi,

    I did just try your "Beat the school hols price hike with the 'book the wrong date' trick" - but actually in its terms and conditions it does say that any "additional" price difference will be added to your ticket price but any discounted price will not be refunded!!! So I think this solution no longer works?!?!?
    Originally posted by JimLadAaaHa
    That 'trick' refers specifically to the Flexi fare, rather than the standard fare.

    With easyJet Flexi fares you can change your flight an unlimited number of times without extra cost to a flight at a different time within a window of -1 week and +3 weeks of the original flight booking (though the change can only be made 24 hours after the booking).

    In the early days of Flexi fares this trick could often reap rewards, but I think it's less likely now for two reasons...

    (1) Flexi fares were initially set at lower prices to attract interest in and awareness of them, and...
    (2) easyJet have had a number of years of experience with Flexi fares as part of their fares structure, and so they've likely tweaked their pricing strategies so that this trick no longer works so well.

    easyJet's Flexi fares are covered in section 9.2 of their terms and conditions.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 7th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    The return flights I booked yesterday morning have gone up £120 each since then
    • ktbobin
    • By ktbobin 11th Oct 16, 12:25 PM
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    I think the tips are really helpful thanks. I have another question though. If you claim a voucher from Easyjet because the cost of a flight goes down, can you do it again (on the same flight) if it goes down again? Thanks
    • Sharry69
    • By Sharry69 12th Oct 16, 5:06 PM
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    Sharry69
    I think the tips are really helpful thanks. I have another question though. If you claim a voucher from Easyjet because the cost of a flight goes down, can you do it again (on the same flight) if it goes down again? Thanks
    Originally posted by ktbobin
    I would be interested in this too. I have just called to get a voucher on my flight and wasn't given the full amount of the difference. I was told that it was due to taxes etc. But I haven't been given a breakdown of the refund, so I have no way of checking it.
    • moomi
    • By moomi 12th Oct 16, 7:22 PM
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    moomi
    Simple answer is no, easyJet customer service told me this.
    Mortgage April 2008 £101,500
    Mortgage Nov 16 £67990 thanks to overpayments, slow and steady!
    • RayP81151
    • By RayP81151 2nd Nov 16, 9:57 AM
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    Worked for me
    Booked flights for May half term 2017 Southend to Faro on the day they were released, 6 Oct. Got 2 adults and 2 kids for £676. Later in the day they got above £1600. Today 2 Nov they are £1165.
    I got a steer that they started to become available at 6am, signed on at 6.15, but the route I wanted didn't become available until 6.40, just had to keep trying.
    • Billysheds
    • By Billysheds 2nd Nov 16, 10:10 AM
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    Hi, Like the tio about packing for carry on with no weight restrictions.. I find that the rollable vacuum pack bags are great for this. 6 shirts will fold neatly in then compress to half of their size... they stay neat as well! This means that the small bag takes a huge amount of clothes.
    I also find that arriving at the gate later than most gets the bag checked into the hold easier so i don't have to hump it on board.
    • Fergmaster
    • By Fergmaster 3rd Nov 16, 12:40 AM
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    Option 5 - 1st Day Release
    Booking on First Day of ticket release worked well for my mate and I when we were looking for flights to Euros 2016 in Paris.

    Despite the obvious demand for tickets we got 2 return tickets to CDG Paris for £75 each.

    These tickets more than doubled in cost in the following weeks as demand increased.
    • John_in_Hindhead
    • By John_in_Hindhead 3rd Nov 16, 11:02 AM
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    1st day of release worked - just
    Tried three times within ten minutes early this morning using an iPad to book tickets for next summer. Each time there was a 'something happened' error "ej2 exception" when trying to log in to pay. I changed my password before the 3rd attempt just to make sure that wasn't the problem. And the number of available seats at the price reduced on each attempt.

    Then I tried the same on a PC and though the price had gone up by £4 compared with the failed bookings, this time it worked, saving over £100 for travel on the same days of the same weeks as last year's holiday.

    Result!
    • Realale
    • By Realale 3rd Nov 16, 1:56 PM
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    Realale
    Had a result!
    At about 8.30am today I used the Travel Republic to book Easyjet flights, hotel and a transfer for around £1200 cheaper than Thomson Holidays wanted. Just checked again on TR about 1pm and they have gone up by £327 already.
    • beaker141
    • By beaker141 3rd Nov 16, 4:25 PM
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    I checked at 2am,3am,5am,6am through the night and bought at 6:15 this morning 7 seats to PMI in August for £750 - by 10am when I checked again the same had increased to £1350 !

    EDIT : at 16:26 they are now £1700 - but I expect that to reduce again in a few months when they start with various "Sales".

    I did notice a glitch when I first saw them on sale, the select the date box wasnt showing the new months on sale, but if you picked the last available date, and then went to the 3 week view where I could scroll to the new months.
    Last edited by beaker141; 03-11-2016 at 4:27 PM. Reason: extra info
    • paddyeds
    • By paddyeds 4th Nov 16, 10:58 AM
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    got my flights cheaper
    7 nights in Alicante last year booked in April for August was £740 for 4 people, got flights for August for 4 for 8 nights on Thursday Morning at 7.00am for £520. by 3pm the same flights had jumped up to £830.
    thanks moneysavingexpert for the tip off, I feel It has saved me the approx £300 which will pay for the hire car.
    Nice one

    Cheers
    • mustardtree6
    • By mustardtree6 4th Nov 16, 11:47 AM
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    mustardtree6
    Easy Jet Price Promise.

    Rather than having to check the Easyjet website daily to see if the price has dropped, is there an app or website that monitors the prices daily for you and then alerts you that the price has dropped? Thanks
    • Ann Rimmer
    • By Ann Rimmer 6th Nov 16, 10:25 AM
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    Need to review urgently !!
    Martin are you aware of how much percentage wise these flights are increased. It's an absolute scandal within the space of 20 mins on flight release date at 7am our family of 19 people experienced the prices going up from between 22% and 43% within 15 to 20 minutes. One family booking at 6.57am secured flights then had server error logged straight back in flights had increased £300 in minutes. Also whilst entering personal details prior to making payment the price went up £200. I'm aware of the Dynamic Pricing policy Live system and everything but why does the price have to hike up at such a large percentage so quickly it's shameful. I've studied your tricks for a long time but I think it's time for you to seriously review them. Check easyJet's Facebook page regarding release dates a lot of unhappy people !! It's not a day of getting cheap flights they are reeling people in and taking advantage now and it's not acceptable. I've written to the Executive management team and CEO about this terrible process
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Nov 16, 11:40 AM
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    Some may allege he may be in cahoots with 'em.
    Last edited by richardw; 06-11-2016 at 11:49 AM.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • merseybeans
    • By merseybeans 6th Nov 16, 9:38 PM
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    First time poster, so here it goes.

    Tip No 5, Book when flights are released.

    Whilst this is true and I have saved many a few hundred pounds by booking this way.
    Last year when I booked at release date, I did save on flights from Liverpool to Palma de Mallorca. There were 2 flights to choose from on release date. (one early morning and one late evening). However at a later date ( month before travel) one of our daughters decided to join us, so I went on the Easyjet website and low and behold there were 4 LPL/PMI flights including the 2 flights that were scheduled on the release date.
    That said the later released flights were cheaper than the 2 flights that were originally on sale on release day.
    I have no idea when these flights were added but can only imagine a few people got a bargain if they were searching for flights when they were added to their schedule.

    My question is: has anybody else experienced this and does anybody know when they add them extra flights to their flight schedule?
    • Frank Rowe
    • By Frank Rowe 7th Nov 16, 3:28 PM
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    Too dynamic pricing?!
    My family and I are regular EasyJet flyers, so I was surprised at what happened to me when booking early flights for next summer 2017. I had booked the flights and entered my card details when a pop-up message informed me that the charge had increased by approximately £100. I was given a choice as to whether I wished to proceed at the increased charge or return to the start of the booking process. Fearful that the prices would further increase (which I checked and they did!), I paid the additional sum to secure the seats. Are EasyJet entitled to change the price in this way? In every other purchase situation I can think of, it would be absurd for the price to change once declared and card details taken - does anyone have a similar experience and are they within their rights? I have complained but to no avail.
    • Lincoln Imp
    • By Lincoln Imp 7th Nov 16, 3:37 PM
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    I am in the middle of a Twitter discussion with Easyjet over the same issue but they just keep giving me crap about their fare pricing policy
    Their FB page is full of people complaining about this

    I entered in passenger and card details and clicked confirm then it flashed up with a price increase
    This is the first time it has happened to me (Fly twice a year for the last ten years)

    My family and I are regular EasyJet flyers, so I was surprised at what happened to me when booking early flights for next summer 2017. I had booked the flights and entered my card details when a pop-up message informed me that the charge had increased by approximately £100. I was given a choice as to whether I wished to proceed at the increased charge or return to the start of the booking process. Fearful that the prices would further increase (which I checked and they did!), I paid the additional sum to secure the seats. Are EasyJet entitled to change the price in this way? In every other purchase situation I can think of, it would be absurd for the price to change once declared and card details taken - does anyone have a similar experience and are they within their rights? I have complained but to no avail.
    Originally posted by Frank Rowe
    Have a nice day
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 7th Nov 16, 4:04 PM
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    eDicky
    I am in the middle of a Twitter discussion with Easyjet over the same issue but they just keep giving me crap about their fare pricing policy
    Their FB page is full of people complaining about this
    Originally posted by Lincoln Imp
    What are easyJet supposed to do? Sell off the whole plane at the cheapest fare when hundreds of people try to buy them at the first moment they are released? When the cheapest bucket is full it goes up to the next price, and so on - when dozens of people are buying, this of course happens much faster. Maybe this is happening more these days, when so many people are now aware of and waiting for that first release.
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