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    • Former MSE Nick
    • By Former MSE Nick 1st Jul 15, 4:53 PM
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    Easyjet Tricks - guide discussion
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    • 1st Jul 15, 4:53 PM
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    Easyjet Tricks - guide discussion 1st Jul 15 at 4:53 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 Former MSE Nick; 20-01-2016 at 4:07 PM.
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    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 4th Jul 15, 3:59 PM
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    • 4th Jul 15, 3:59 PM
    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.
    • katejo
    • By katejo 7th Jul 15, 6:16 PM
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    • 7th Jul 15, 6:16 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by fifeken
    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.
    • skid112
    • By skid112 8th Jul 15, 6:18 AM
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    • 8th Jul 15, 6:18 AM
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    • 8th Jul 15, 6:18 AM
    number 9, even as a Plus Card holder you no longer get 24 hours advanced notice anymore
    • sooty&sweep
    • By sooty&sweep 14th Jul 15, 8:06 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Jul 15, 8:06 PM
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    • 14th Jul 15, 8:06 PM
    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
    • SW17
    • By SW17 14th Jul 15, 9:13 PM
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    • #6
    • 14th Jul 15, 9:13 PM
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    • 14th Jul 15, 9:13 PM
    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
    Originally posted by sooty&sweep
    They do allow a second, smaller, bag, if you are an easyJet Plus customer (which includes anyone buying an upfront or extra legroom seat).
    • leeparsons
    • By leeparsons 14th Jul 15, 11:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 15, 11:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 15, 11:34 PM
    But what is stooping you, to put that bag inside the larger case then?
    • SW17
    • By SW17 15th Jul 15, 12:48 AM
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    • 15th Jul 15, 12:48 AM
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    • 15th Jul 15, 12:48 AM
    But what is stooping you, to put that bag inside the larger case then?
    Originally posted by leeparsons
    The contents of the larger case perhaps? Not sure I understand your question.
    • Jambocb
    • By Jambocb 21st Jul 15, 7:06 PM
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    • 21st Jul 15, 7:06 PM
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    • 21st Jul 15, 7:06 PM
    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.
    • Sparks33
    • By Sparks33 21st Jul 15, 9:54 PM
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    baggage
    "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.
  • AnniD
    Loved the tricks and trips, going straight to my calendar to note the dates. Thanks a lot. Anni D
  • bargainbarrett
    My kids have never let me forget, that in an effort to beat the weight limit in our one booked suitcase between 4, I made them wear their ski clothes, padded trousers and all-on the flight.
    • NannaLyn
    • By NannaLyn 22nd Jul 15, 11:50 AM
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    Thanks and a couple more tips
    On 26 February I booked 2 flights from Dalaman to Bristol. After reading Martin's weekly letter in April, I watched the flight price and when it was quite a bit cheaper on 28 April I telephoned EasyJet and after hanging on for 4 or 5 minutes I spoke to a very helpful young lady who confirmed that I was entitled to a 51 refund (credit voucher) which is valid for 6 months.
    I am not sure how this figure was calculated but it seems to be based solely on the price of the flight on both days rather than also including the additional price of seats and booked luggage.
    (The seat and hold luggage price also seems to vary from day to day.)


    Another two tips:


    1) If you are flying into the UK from Europe and have a debit or credit card which doesn't make a charge for foreign exchange transactions, check first, but pay in Euros rather than Pounds Sterling as the exchange rate is generally better.


    2) If you need extra luggage allowance it is often cheaper to pay for, and actually take, another bag with its 20kg allowance than pay to add a few extra kgs onto your existing bags.


    Re. the Flexifares. Since Martin first published this tip, the price for the Flexifare nowadays seems to be very much higher than the Standard fare, so you might not save as much as you hope by swapping dates.
    • nitty51
    • By nitty51 22nd Jul 15, 11:53 AM
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    Hi I would beware advising people to wear more clothes a young man collapsed from the heat because he was wearing too many layers. Also I think they are becoming wise to the extra items in duty free bags. I never thought I would say this but Ryanair have finely got their act together and most of the time flights are
    Less than Easyjet, they allow an extra cabin bag and they don't charge a fortune for credit card payments anymore. Quite often I fly one way with Ryanair and the other with Easyjet
    • SW17
    • By SW17 22nd Jul 15, 12:28 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by Sparks33
    If you pay 36 per return journey, that is 18 per flight, quite within the range of 11-22 quoted. easyJet is a point-to-point airline, a "flight" is a one way sector, not a return.

    The baggage charges can also vary depending on route and date of travel, hence a range is quoted.
  • stephenhillcoat
    Helpful. However >

    1. When booking car parking with EasyJet it takes you to HolidayExtras website. They build in a 2 hour window for the car park. When flying after a certain time (between 730/800) or arriving close to these times they will add in an extra 20 or so as a result on the basis that your flight may be delayed. Best log on to Alternative website and be specific about time of arrival. Could save you

    2. Pre-allocated booking. Not worth the unless you want to be sat next to someone

    3. Agree. Take food and water on with you. Why pay close to
    5 for a coffee and a kitkat!

    4. Flight delayed or no info from ground staff. TWEET! My flight got a personal apology from the Captain and gees up staff who should be focussing on customer service
    • karenj
    • By karenj 23rd Jul 15, 12:21 AM
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    As a frequent flyer from Spain to UK and travel with different airlines for the best prices, I bring hand luggage only one way and put a fold up canvass bag with wheels in it to use on the flight back, that way I am only paying for checked baggage one way. My Rufus Roo jacket is an absolute Godsend!! I put a gym bag type bag that folds up in the pocket and other personal items and even my handbag (as it's quite big and my iPad fits in it!) then empty the pockets and put all the items in the bag to stow under my seat with my handbag. I always take an empty duty free bag to put bits and bobs in like water and sandwiches and cigarettes/tobacco I have bought locally in Spain. So far, no problems.

    I always ask for my hand luggage to go in the hold when taking checked baggage as well and most airlines do oblige, even at the bag drop.

    Before I check in online, I go to book a flight for the day I am travelling and go to purchase a seat. That way I can see how many seats are available and as a lone passenger, usually end up with an aisle or window seat near the front when the other 2 seats next to me are filled.

    Check in for BA flights as has been posted is only 24 hours before travel, but if taking checked baggage at least you can change your seat if you don't like it. Sadly, they stopped doing this if only taking hand luggage.

    It's cheaper to book a return flight with Easyjet rather than 2 one ways, if you know the return date and have checked with other airlines and their flights are the cheapest anyway. It used to be cheaper to book 2 one way flights.
  • Sc0biegee
    If you don't like the seats allocated, then don't proceed with check in.Stop and go back a bit later. You will be offered different seats.
    Keep doing this until you get seats that you like.


    I done that this year.
  • facepaint paula
    luton airport
    not sure if Easy Jet go from Luton, but I believe they only allow ONE bag, this is an airport policy
    • Wings of Ambition
    • By Wings of Ambition 23rd Jul 15, 12:49 PM
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    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?
    Originally posted by Jambocb
    My understanding is they'll only guarantee to sit one of you next to your child, but that's only the case if there are no sets of 3 seats still available. I doubt you'll be able to get a refund on the pre-booked seats.
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