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gata 03.01.2014 20:00

Easyjet Plus card - is it worth it?
 
So is it? Currently it costs 220chf and you get speedy boarding and seat allocation. I have never used either but as i get really stressed before a flight about luggage, is it worth paying extra just to get first on the plane and have plenty of space to put your luggage?

Im leaning to "no" but wanted to ask people who have it if its worth it and people who dont have it if they wish they ever did

Thanks

Wallabies 03.01.2014 20:02

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No

mirfield 03.01.2014 20:07

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Depends on how many flights you make.

You can pay for seat allocation per flight (I think it's about 8-12 per flight) and SB is included.

smackerjack 03.01.2014 20:09

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As a frequent flyer I looked into this but it is not worth it.

gata 03.01.2014 20:11

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Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 2054331)
Depends on how many flights you make.

You can pay for seat allocation per flight (I think it's about 8-12 per flight) and SB is included.

A lot. Flying last Christmas with hold luggage and no SB its not something i will do again. But i guess just standing on line early will save me 220 chf at the expense of, well, standing in line for a long time!

I will buy SB if i fly with hold luggage. But just with hand luggage probably not the. Let me just do some calculations :P

mirfield 03.01.2014 20:15

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Originally Posted by gata (Post 2054336)
A lot. Flying last Christmas with hold luggage and no SB its not something i will do again. But i guess just standing on line early will save me 220 chf at the expense of, well, standing in line for a long time!

It's nice to skip the check-in (well, Bag Drop) queue, some airports have a (slightly) shorter security queue, and though you still end up stood for ages waiting to board, SB tend to be in a less scrunched up pen, or a separate queue.

Is it worth it? I tend to pre-pay for the exit seats, but it's a nice to have that I could easily live without.

3Wishes 03.01.2014 21:00

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Easyjet has a "guaranteed" hand luggage size. If yours is within the size, they guarantee you can keep the baggage in the cabin with you. Might be worth looking into as well.

AbFab 03.01.2014 21:06

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I flew EJ last week Geneva > Bournemouth and back. You could pay extra for a seat of your choice. But with online check seats were allocate without extra cost.
I'd be annoyed to have paid for seat allocation.

Likewise speedy boarding. What's the point if you have a seat anyway? I have also flown EJ with only 50 people on board, before seat allocation, some of whom paid extra to get on first!!:msncrazy:

Castro 03.01.2014 21:11

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This is my Free Speedy Boarding ticket (i.e. first on board)

http://howyoucanbecool.files.wordpre...lding-baby.jpg

Pity every other aspect of the flight is an absolute nightmare :(

justarandomguy02 03.01.2014 21:46

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I was a frequent flyer and I didn't think it was worth it back then, but now that I have a child I definitely don't need it.

I would rather put that cash towards buying priority pass, which gives you access to around 600 VIP lounges.

gata 03.01.2014 21:46

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 2054357)
Easyjet has a "guaranteed" hand luggage size. If yours is within the size, they guarantee you can keep the baggage in the cabin with you. Might be worth looking into as well.

I did not think of that. But you are right. Thanks for reminding me! Will have to see what i can stuff in a bag that size for a 3 day trip!

adrianlondon 03.01.2014 21:56

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Originally Posted by gata (Post 2054380)
I did not think of that. But you are right. Thanks for reminding me! Will have to see what i can stuff in a bag that size for a 3 day trip!

Their "guaranteed hand luggage" size is simply a bag small enough to fit under the seat in front. Which, obviously, is guaranteed as no-one else can put anything there.

gata 03.01.2014 22:11

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Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 2054387)
Their "guaranteed hand luggage" size is simply a bag small enough to fit under the seat in front. Which, obviously, is guaranteed as no-one else can put anything there.

I have a pretty big handbag which can double as a weekend bag. I will try and pack enough in there for a trip. It would be a challenge in this weather though :P Better leave it until the middle of summer :P

porsch1909 03.01.2014 22:27

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I usually offer to check in my hand pieces at check in.

Gives me less to carry and only an extra 5-10 minute wait after immigration

The plus card is useless now that seats are assigned.

Odile 03.01.2014 22:30

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Usually 2 of us travel together- so we both take a small carry on suitcase, and share one in hold- to cut cost. I've never had problem finding a seat and would not pay for the card, nor for SB. Lucky though that we can choose to travel midweek and outside school holidays, when flights are not so busy.

adrianlondon 03.01.2014 22:41

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 2054400)
I usually offer to check in my hand pieces at check in.

Gives me less to carry and only an extra 5-10 minute wait after immigration

The plus card is useless now that seats are assigned.

When you offer at check-in (I assume you do this at the airport), do they take the bag off you right there? In which case you can have two bags, hide one, offer to check in your bag, then pick up the other one and take it onto the flight.

smackerjack 03.01.2014 23:01

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I am always surprised how many times Ladies seem to get on the Geneva to Gatwick route with a roll on suitcase (within limit) and a large handbag and they don't seem to bat an eyelid. I always stuff my bag in my case of have on occasion had a small one under my coat.

The only times that my bag has been taken is on the Geneva - London City route with Swiss. But never a problem as at bag collection there is never much luggage.

Gata, you should be able to get all you need within your hand allowance:D

Odile 03.01.2014 23:23

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Noticed that too. We are always told hand-bag has to go into on-board suitcase- but many seem to get away with it. Mind you- if I ever try, you can get your bottom dollar I'd be 'caught':p

moggy 03.01.2014 23:24

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Originally Posted by gata (Post 2054328)
So is it? Currently it costs 220chf and you get speedy boarding and seat allocation.

Thanks

Is that an annual charge?

If so then worth considering how many times in a year you travel with Easyjet, or whether you work for a company that you request to pay it for you.
In London I had a manager who live in either Cambridge or Oxford (my memory a bit blank which one) but preferred to fly from Stansted so preferred Easyjet as used a more handy airport for him to whatever destination he flew to.

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Originally Posted by gata (Post 2054380)
I did not think of that. But you are right. Thanks for reminding me! Will have to see what i can stuff in a bag that size for a 3 day trip!

For a 3 day trip, how much do you need, so many items like toiletries you can get in small sizes & if visiting friends, they will have them for you, or if using hotels, maybe some stuff they supply maybe acceptable; most decent hotels/motels will supply hairdryers, some even trouser press, & if you ask an iron. Depending on season, the heavy stuff, outer wear you can wear, though it is a bit of pain by airports.
Consider also what type of luggage you use, do you real need wheels. If not; consider you will need both shoulder straps & hand holding. Me I usually travel with laptop so go for 13", as well as tablet & mobile, cables drive me insane, but that is modern life. One needs some change some multi under wear and other layers.
For me it depends on the route, I love BA, they offer both hand luggage, & laptop.

I did a research from years ago into luggage & still have a fascination with it in some department stores to see what on offer & check the weight
/size. Once me & OH with a return charter flight, we were some kilos over & wanted to charge huge some, OH argued, they eventually agreed would only charge 30euro for extra suitcase, luckily I had just what was needed without leaving airport & had a couple of large (C&A) cotton bags we could use as hand luggage.

porsch1909 04.01.2014 00:45

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Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 2054406)
When you offer at check-in (I assume you do this at the airport), do they take the bag off you right there? In which case you can have two bags, hide one, offer to check in your bag, then pick up the other one and take it onto the flight.

Shhhhhh.....

Although I have a sprog so get treated better


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