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Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

Apologies if already posted, but Easyjet are introducing Zurich - Manchester flights as of the end of April 2010.
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Old 11.12.2009, 10:04
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

Competition on this route is sorely needed.
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

That would be fantasic. Thanks
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Apologies if already posted, but Easyjet are introducing Zurich - Manchester flights as of the end of April 2010.

hallelujah!!

ahhhh it does mean we may get even more visitors though, I think i'll not announce it
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

Ohh great! I'll get the B'n'B sign again & get those spare beds made up!!
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

IMO, the new MAN-ZRH on Easyjet is a great route if VFR are coming over to CH and don't have C-in Bags.


But watch it.
The costs clock up as the Easy Website bolts on bits you never asked for.

Example:

2 adults + 2 kids + 2 bags + Booking by Credit Card, remembering to Cancel the Insurance the Website puts on and adjusting the baggage = 590 CHF Total Rtn

4 x 51.95 CHF ZRH-MAN 1045-1140hrs
4 x 73.32 CHF MAN-ZRH 0720-1010hrs
2 x bags @ 36 CHF
21 CHF Credit Card fee if you don't have Visa Electron or Visa Debit Card
Total 590 CHF.

Note, ugly 0720uhr departure time MAN-ZRH.

Not fun travelling with kids...

So I guess Swiss will selectively reprice their MAN-ZRH inventory to try and divert Easy business.
MAN-ZRH was a Monopoly and now there's a new kid in town...

Now puts on flat cap and lights pipe:

Remember when BA used to fly MAN-CDG/AMS/FRA/MAD/NCE/ZRH/GVA as scheduled daily services?

Nothing is left of those routes except some Codeshares with FlyBE and their Dash 8 Turboprops.
Not quite the Business Person's choice of aircraft. It takes 2+ hours to get to Frankfurt!

Instead it's Easyjet who can now declare themselves as "The North of England's Largest Airline"
A triumph of what?
Commoditisation over Quality??
I don't think so, but whatever the Economic term for the "Loco Beating The Classic" Business Model, it HAS happened.

Just look at Easy's Winter Network ex-MAN:

AGP ES MALAGA 1234567
ALC ES ALICANTE 1234567

ATH GR ATHENS ..3.5.7
CPH DK COPENHAGEN 1234567
GVA CH GENEVA 1234567
HEL FI HELSINKI 1234567
MLA MT MALTA 1234567

MUC DE MUNICH 1234567
PFO CY PAPHOS 1234567
RAK MA MARRAKECH .2.4.6.
SOF BG SOFIA 1.34.6.
TCI TFS ES TENERIFE SUR 1234567

But...
You could easily argue that British Airways have bought it on themselves by ditching the UK Regions a few years ago and becoming "London Airways".


The Classic Full-Service airlines took their opportunity:

Now AF fly MAN-CDG x5 Daily, KLM MAN-AMS x5 Daily, LH MAN-FRA x4 Daily and Emirates MAN-DXB Double Daily!!


Enough business!
Sorry for thread drift, I wanted to get it off my chest.
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

Wow, I am paying CHF 200.- every six weeks for my lad to fly back for orthodontist treatment, with Swiss air.

He will now be able to get there for less than CHF 100.-!!!!

That' brilliant news...

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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight

I just realised that Easyjet cancelled one direction of my flight from Manchester to Zurich. As I couldn't find any more information on the homepage, I contacted the customer service.

They informed me, that they will stop doing this route by the end of March 2012.

I will fly with Swiss again for 185 CHF ...
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I just realised that Easyjet cancelled one direction of my flight from Manchester to Zurich. As I couldn't find any more information on the homepage, I contacted the customer service.

They informed me, that they will stop doing this route by the end of March 2012.

I will fly with Swiss again for 185 CHF ...
Please do look out for the 99chf return flights with Swiss they sometimes have.
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I just realised that Easyjet cancelled one direction of my flight from Manchester to Zurich. As I couldn't find any more information on the homepage, I contacted the customer service.

They informed me, that they will stop doing this route by the end of March 2012.

I will fly with Swiss again for 185 CHF ...
Oh MAN, that really sucks. I guess there wasn't enough demand?
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Oh MAN, that really sucks. I guess there wasn't enough demand?
I use the ZRH-MAN easyjet flights every couple of months to visit family in Liverpool. In my experience the flight is always pretty full. Only once in the two years I've been using it has it been relatively (50% empty). Real shame that they're cancelling it.
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

I use it regularly and usually pretty full flights. Bad news for us.

I did overhear cabin crew discussing where they will be relocating to, on my flight last week which may or may not be connected. Not had any of my existing bookings cancelled but have had changes from T3 to T1 (MAN) for February.
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Old 17.11.2011, 13:01
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

Ah typical. They cancelled Basle Liverpool which was always full whenever I flew, and now this one. Ive been able to fly to Manchester every couple of months because of the low price and the good times they have, and again has always been pretty full. What a shame. would be nice if they introduced Zurich - Liverpool.

I've also just had an email from them changing from T3 to T1 next month.
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

Nooooooo!

I just did a round trip and they were the fullest two planes I've ever been on. This blows.
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

Every time i've wanted to fly to MAN. I have found Swiss cheaper especailly wnen EJ want 44 CHF per bag. Robbing Barstewards!
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

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Every time i've wanted to fly to MAN. I have found Swiss cheaper especailly wnen EJ want 44 CHF per bag. Robbing Barstewards!
Well, yes, Swiss pricing on ZRH-MAN did become more competitive, once Sleazy started the same route. So lets see what happens to Swiss prices once Sleazy stops flying that route. Expect it to rise by 50SFr each way perhaps?
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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

Instead of ranting on a forum, how about we all bitch at Easyjet instead? I remember they used to have their flights every other day rather than every day, maybe if they took out the Tuesday and Thursday flights (or Monday and Wednesday, whatever), the other planes would be at fuller? A friend of mine has reported being on planes only filled to 50%, so the full flights everyone is talking about may only be at weekends?
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Please do look out for the 99chf return flights with Swiss they sometimes have.
Not once Easyjet shut up shop on MAN-ZRH...
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easy jet.........where are you???

Ahhhh anyone know why easy jet have stopped there flights from manchester to zurich from the end of march???

We come every few months to visit, apart from swiss aire is there any other economy flights to Zurich, or basel???

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Re: Zurich-Manchester flight [new Easyjet flight]

you could look yourself, Liverpool to Geneva .
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