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Great news for Easyjet customers - reserved seating

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Great news for Easyjet customers - reserved seating

Following customer demand, Easyjet has said it will introduce allocated seating in its planes from November.

It expects that introducing allocated seating will improve customer satisfaction and attract more passengers.

Customers will still be able to pre-book seats, such as with extra leg-room, for a fee, but the majority will get free allocated seats at check-in. Easyjet tested the scheme, and found that 70% of customers preferred it. The airline said the change would have no material impact on costs.

Easyjet will charge £12 if someone wants to pre-book seats with extra leg-room, £8 for a seat in the front rows, and £3 for any other seat.

All other passengers will be issued seat numbers with boarding passes rather than have to choose a seat on the aircraft.

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< The airline said the change would have no material impact on costs. >

Unless you are a passenger looking at up to £100 for a family of four

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Great news. Just in time for our December flight.

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I booked an Easyjet flight yesterday and they said I couldn't yet print out my boarding pass I'm guessing this is the reason.

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Why would a family of four be looking at upwards of £100??

Seat allocation is free they have said families will be sat together. Families with young children can't have exit row seats anyway so no benefit to them selecting a seat anywhere as they are all the same.

:-)

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"Why would a family of four be looking at upwards of £100??"

But only if they wanted the extra leg room and did this for outbound and inbound:

4 pax X £12 = £48 outbound

4 pax x £12 = £48 return

So: £96 in total. (Almost £100)

Otherwise at £3 for any other seat isn't really that much.

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Looks like EasyJet is taking small but steady steps towards becoming a full service carrier. Flexi fares, now almost but not quite BA style seat selection.

What next? Interlining?

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Seat s are allocated free, a family doesn't have to spend a penny more unless they wish to choose actual seat numbers.

:-)

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Good news for EZY customers IMO. I just wonder what took them so long to figure out what was the worst part of flyinngwith them.

No more scrumb or doing the Easyjet shuffle at the gate

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" the easyjet shuffle" lol!

:-)