Allocated seating coming to easyJet

6 September 2012

Bitterwallet - easyJet logo Big changes are coming for easyJet passengers, with allocated seating to be introduced in November, replacing the free-for-all scrum that the airline’s flyers have come to know and hate over the years.

easyJet have been trying out allocated seating over the past few months and have found that the surprisingly low figure of 70% of their passengers prefer the idea of knowing where they’ll be sitting before they board, as opposed to punching, kicking, scratching and biting complete strangers on the steps of an aircraft. Or however it works at the moment.

"Allocated seating gives all our passengers a better boarding experience," said easyJet's chief executive, Carolyn McCall. Every passenger is entitled to have a seat allocated free. Those who want to guarantee a particular seat will pay £12 for extra legroom, £8 for a place in one of the "upfront" rows allowing swifter disembarkation, or £3 for other seats.

Oh. OH. So you have to PAY EXTRA for allocated seating? Oh, okay then. Well, at least ‘every passenger is entitled to have a seat allocated free’ – no ‘standing only’ on easyJet flights just yet then…


  • Skymarshall
    It's free if you pay for it. As are the tickets for Ryanair. Now bugger off.
  • will
    "Every passenger is entitled to have a seat allocated free*" *when purchased with a plane ticket Most non-statement ever.
  • Sicknote
    I don't want allocated seating - how the fuck else am I supposed to avoid sitting next to my wife for a 3 hour flight to our holiday home in Malta. I want to sit next to large breasted young tart who's gagging for a shag in the crapper.
  • badger
    @ Sicknote Glad to see there's nothing wrong with your imagination. As witnessed by most of your other posts about your business acumen, wealth, computer knowledge, (continued page 98).
  • Avon B.
    Is that Carolyn McCall a looker then?
  • Nikey H.
    So, you book your flight and then you MUST allocate your seat. If you don't allocate your seat by paying £3 extra, you turn up for your flight and then not allowed to board as you dont have a seat. Marvellous!
  • redtile
    Just read the release & you will see that allocated seating is free. If you want to select a specific seat then it's £3+. However you don't have to select a seat, so one will be allocated when you check in. So free, and not to difficult to understand.
  • Sicknote
    @Badger Thanks Badger, it's satisfying to have ones bloody hard work recognised in the cut and thrust world of Bitterwalet; everything I write is straight from the heart, or sometimes the bin. I doff my hat to you

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