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Easyjet Tricks - guide discussion

edited 20 January 2016 at 6:07PM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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edited 20 January 2016 at 6:07PM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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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
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  • fifekenfifeken Forumite
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    I'm not sure I agree with number 8, about checking in early for the best free seats. You don't get to choose without paying, so you're just as likely to be allocated an unwanted middle seat.

    For number 9, the easyJet email comes about a day after flights are released, so you could miss the best prices if you rely on it.

    You could add the trick to change currencies for those who might benefit.
  • katejokatejo Forumite
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    fifeken wrote: »
    I'm not sure I agree with number 8, about checking in early for the best free seats. You don't get to choose without paying, so you're just as likely to be allocated an unwanted middle seat.

    For number 9, the easyJet email comes about a day after flights are released, so you could miss the best prices if you rely on it.

    You could add the trick to change currencies for those who might benefit.
    At least Easyjet does allow you to check in about 2 weeks ahead. My recent BA flights only allowed me to do it 24 hours ahead.
  • skid112skid112 Forumite
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    number 9, even as a Plus Card holder you no longer get 24 hours advanced notice anymore
    Save 12k in 2020 #19 £10522.51/£12,000
  • sooty&sweepsooty&sweep Forumite
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    It was useful to know about the duty free bags.
    With a 4 hour flight you do need some form of entertainment with you I didn't fancy trying to get books, mags, Nintendo DSs etc out of a small suitcase on an aircraft.
    It does seem crazy that Easyjet doesn't allow a small handbag etc in addition to the suitcase.
    Jen
  • SW17SW17 Forumite
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    It was useful to know about the duty free bags.
    With a 4 hour flight you do need some form of entertainment with you I didn't fancy trying to get books, mags, Nintendo DSs etc out of a small suitcase on an aircraft.
    It does seem crazy that Easyjet doesn't allow a small handbag etc in addition to the suitcase.
    Jen

    They do allow a second, smaller, bag, if you are an easyJet Plus customer (which includes anyone buying an upfront or extra legroom seat).
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  • But what is stooping you, to put that bag inside the larger case then?
  • SW17SW17 Forumite
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    leeparsons wrote: »
    But what is stooping you, to put that bag inside the larger case then?

    The contents of the larger case perhaps? Not sure I understand your question.
  • JambocbJambocb Forumite
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    Hi folks,

    First time posting.

    Just reading the 16 easyjet tips (unfortunately already booked) and noticed the tip that with easyjet parents sit next to their children, without paying for prebooked seats. I recently booked flights for my wife and I and our 3 year old to Paris. I paid extra to choose seats purely to guarantee we'd be sat next to each other. I'm assuming it's pretty much certain easyjet wouldn't refund me this?

    My fault for not investigating, but I booked when the story of a 3 year old was allocated a seat away from their parents on another budget airline was going about.

    I'll drop then an email anyway...tips were really good.

    Thanks, Chris.
  • Sparks33Sparks33 Forumite
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    "If you book checked bags when you book an Easyjet flight, it's £11-£22/flight. This rises to £32/flight at check-in, then £45/flight at the gate - costs that easily make a budget flight not so purse-friendly."

    Not sure where you get these prices from! My flights are £36 each bag for a return flight, at time of booking.
  • AnniDAnniD Forumite
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    Loved the tricks and trips, going straight to my calendar to note the dates. Thanks a lot. Anni D
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