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Old 16.10.2010, 18:30
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Re: Easyjet tip

A bit off topic. I haven't used EasyJet for years, I am flying to Edinburgh at Xmas with them.

Do I have to pay for my luggage at the airport, or is that included in the ticket? I know, it sounds stupid, but once I was coming back on a budget ski flight and had to pay 10 squid for my suitcase at Edinburgh airport at 6 in the bloody morning!! Luckily I had a tenner, cos' i don't think the woman would have been able to handle Swissies at that time.
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Old 16.10.2010, 20:47
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A bit off topic. I haven't used EasyJet for years, I am flying to Edinburgh at Xmas with them.

Do I have to pay for my luggage at the airport, or is that included in the ticket? I know, it sounds stupid, but once I was coming back on a budget ski flight and had to pay 10 squid for my suitcase at Edinburgh airport at 6 in the bloody morning!! Luckily I had a tenner, cos' i don't think the woman would have been able to handle Swissies at that time.
There is an option on Easyjet website while booking your ticket online- 'luggage pre-booked' which charges you CHF36 for check-in bags upto 20 Kgs . Pre-booking your luggage is half the price of paying at the airport. Therefore, the total cost will be the flight charges plus CHF36. I don't know if you can take advantage of pre-booking luggage if you have already booked your ticket.
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Old 19.10.2010, 16:33
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Thanks. I'll have a look at the ticket. I hope I pressed the right boxes, what with a suitcase full of chocolate, fondue and saucisson vaudoise!!
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Thanks. I'll have a look at the ticket. I hope I pressed the right boxes, what with a suitcase full of chocolate, fondue and saucisson vaudoise!!
Better make sure it is not over the 20kg they will make you pay the excess.

Also if you book 2 bags, you have to add 20kg and pay the extra weight as well the extra bag. Not cheap.
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Old 23.10.2010, 15:40
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Re: Easyjet tip

I knew there was some good to going through Gatwick with BA. Just checked my e-ticket, I bolloxed and did not tick the box. Oh well, shall know for the next time.

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Old 13.12.2010, 13:29
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Re: Easyjet tip

Does this tip only work if you book a fake flight before, or can you just book your intended flight in GBP?
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Old 13.12.2010, 14:12
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Re: Easyjet tip

Your flight will be billed according to the FROM airport you choose, so if choosing e.g. ZRH->LTN it would immediately give you the price in CHF. By choosing a dummy LTN->ZRH flight first this creates the pricing in GBP, which would then still apply to the ZRH-LTN flight.
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I work for easyjet. Thanks for the heads up.
u work 4 them?
How can they survive selling such cheap tickets?
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Old 13.12.2010, 15:54
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Your flight will be billed according to the FROM airport you choose, so if choosing e.g. ZRH->LTN it would immediately give you the price in CHF. By choosing a dummy LTN->ZRH flight first this creates the pricing in GBP, which would then still apply to the ZRH-LTN flight.
i got that part, but i'm still not sure why i would need to go to all the bother of creating a false flight when there is an option to change the currency at any point? Its right over the flight window on the upper right side of the screen.. I am just making sure i understood this tip correctly: you save money by buying the ticket in gbp, because the easy jet site doesn't use an exact change rate?
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Old 13.12.2010, 16:10
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Re: Easyjet tip

Well, I just tested it (guess you could also....) and for the case I tested the difference was small, so probably due to FX rate difference. However, on other actual bookings I have made the difference has been significant ~50sfr or so, which I put down to different pricing policy.

Also, consider that bookings are made to a UK retail site - so paying in GBP using a UK card is likely to be cheaper if you have that option.
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Old 13.12.2010, 16:14
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Your flight will be billed according to the FROM airport you choose, so if choosing e.g. ZRH->LTN it would immediately give you the price in CHF. By choosing a dummy LTN->ZRH flight first this creates the pricing in GBP, which would then still apply to the ZRH-LTN flight.
The easyjet website lets you choose the currency.

I booked Geneva > Bournemouth > Geneva in November and paid from Switzerland in GB£ on my UK Visa Debit card. "Your basket" on their website (top right) allows the selection of about 6 or 7 different currencies...
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The easyjet website lets you choose the currency.

I booked Geneva > Bournemouth > Geneva in November and paid from Switzerland in GB£ on my UK Visa Debit card. "Your basket" on their website (top right) allows the selection of about 6 or 7 different currencies...
But they charge more for flights when the country of origin is Switzerland rather than the UK.

If I book Geneva to Edinburgh to Geneva. The price of the Edinburgh to Geneva part would be more expensive than if I book Edinburgh to Geneva starting in Edinburgh.
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Old 13.12.2010, 16:35
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If I book Geneva to Edinburgh on the 24th of April it costs £141. If I use the trick in this thread it costs £120.99

Same flight same airline. Just tricking the system.
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Old 13.12.2010, 16:59
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I know people have saved a fair bit on this trick, but I've never been lucky. I've tried it twice Zrh - Man, and both times the diff' was minimal, never more than chf11 ... so not worth ending up in Birmingham or somewhere for

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Nothing is worth ending up in Birmingham
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Old 13.12.2010, 17:04
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Nothing is worth ending up in Birmingham
Great baltis, a branch of Selfridges, some pretty good pubs, some good clubs, a couple of art cinemas . . . I wouldn't knock it too much.
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Great baltis, a branch of Selfridges, some pretty good pubs, some good clubs, a couple of art cinemas . . . I wouldn't knock it too much.
I was just being facetious. I'm from Glasgow....I make fun of other cities to make myself feel better
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All this money I've saved people and no one has bought me a beer. I guess with the price of beer in Basel being more than the savings, it's not cost effective to do so
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If I book Geneva to Edinburgh on the 24th of April it costs £141. If I use the trick in this thread it costs £120.99

Same flight same airline. Just tricking the system.
ok thanks for explaining. The trick isn't about the currency, but about setting your country of origin as england. So one more question, if i were to follow this whole procedure with the fake flight, does it need to be in gbp, or can i change the currency to chf right away?
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ok i finally figured it out!! Thank you everyone for explaining this to me! And thank you adrianlondon for sharing this tip! You deserve at least a beer
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