Two of us are flying with Easyjet from Gatwick to Chania, Crete, next month for a family get-together. I haven't used Easyjet before, my flights in recent years having all been with BA or Virgin, and I'm finding its seating policy a bit mystifying. I had been told early this year that with Easyjet you have the choice of early boarding or not, but all that has changed now and it seems far more complicated.
Today I received an email from them telling me the following:
'For added peace of mind when you fly, why not ensure everyone in your party are all sitting together, exactly where you want, by pre booking your seats now.'
It then lists three options:
*'Choose your seats from £3 - Want a window seat, or prefer an aisle one? No problem, just let us know.
* 'Move up front from £8 - Avoid the rush and sit up front and be first off when we land.'
* 'Get extra leg room from £8 - Stretch out and enjoy your trip with extra leg room.'
I'd just like to know which of these are the most important to choose. I'm also dubious about what 'from' means. I really would be grateful if some regular Easyjet users could let me know what they'd choose. I'm in a bit of a quandary because I know that the person travelling with me is on a tight budget and would probably be embarrassed if I offered to pay for both of us. On the other hand, if one of these options is really important I think we'd both want it. I think we could live with 'average' leg room as neither of us is very tall, but is it really so important to be on the plane first? BTW, I know about the carry-on rules and sizes, and that's not the issue here unless someone thinks there is something I really should know. It is a very early morning flight so we've booked a hotel at Gatwick, but the flight leaves at 5.50 am so some indication of the time it takes at the airport when you've checked in online might be helpful. Sorry, I'm just new to budget airlines and their funny ways.
Thanks in advance. I suppose I can't think about it for too long as the other passengers on the flight are bagging the best seats as I write!Edited: 8:07 pm, July 07, 2013