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EasyJet Allocated Seating

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

EasyJet today announced that from November 2012 all flights across their network will feature allocated seating. It was only a few weeks ago that we told you about Easyjet's allocated seating trial and what a difference it had made to a recent trip to Malaga. Well, it seems that EasyJet have been listening to the 800,000 passengers during their allocated seating trial which spanned 6,000 flights through the summer. 70% of these passengers felt that it improved EasyJet's present system of boarding and apparently, 60% of passengers during the trial said that they were more likely to fly with Easyjet because of this improvement.   So, what were the favoured seats during the trial? Well, it seems that passengers chose seats on the left hand side of the plane with seats A, B and C being preferred to D,...

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Easyjet Allocated Seating Trial

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

  I think that most of us would say that budget air travel has become more stressful and not so "budget" in recent years. In fact I remember pre Ryanair, Easyjet and Germanwings when a flight to Aarhus with SAS was between £150 – £200 return, and by the time you load on your luggage, admin, web check-in charges, credit card fees, allocated seat, a snack on board your flight and the ridiculous and patronising fines put in place for forgetting or losing the print out for your boarding pass, we come fairly close to that figure anyway. In fact, quickly checking, a return flight to Aarhus on Ryanair on Aug 24th returning 27th (2012) with one bag came out at £218.78. But for me, the real difference between the likes of SAS or BA to the “budget” airlines...

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OFT step in and rule that Airline headline prices must include debit card surcharges

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012

The OFT (Office of Fair Trading) have announced today (5th July 2012) that following an OFT enforcement action,  12 airlines have had to agree to include debit card surcharges in the headline price. These charges have until now been held back until the end of the purchase process and usually after a raft of “optional extras” such as hold luggage (£50 for 15kg on Ryanair), insurance, reserved seating, cabin bag, sports/musical/infant equipment, insurance and sometimes car hire and hotel options. It's no wonder that the OFT have stepped in.   The airlines who were subject to an OFT consumer law investigation and have now agreed to change their practices are Aer Lingus, BMI Baby, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Flybe, German Wings, Jet2, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson (TUI) and Wizz Air.   The OFT believe that the debit card is...

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bmibaby to close

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2012

It has been confirmed that Bmibaby is to close its doors this september. It was originally hoped that a buyer would come in and save the company and its 470 employees. bmibaby flights to and from Belfast will end on 11 June, along with services from East Midlands to Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva, Nice, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newquay, and from Birmingham to Knock and Amsterdam.   The airline said customers could still book summer holiday flights from East Midlands and Birmingham. Bmi mainline services from Belfast to London will continue.     IAG (International Airlines Group) who are also British Airways parent company, only bought bmi and bmibaby last month from Lufthansa, but maintained that the budget airlines were never part of their long term plans and the takeover could eventually cost over 2,000 jobs across the group. However, Willie...

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Olympic Properties Filming Owners Form

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Olympic Properties Filming – Saturday 7th April 2012 Please only complete this form if you have been invited to do so by WhichHoliday.TV.  Full Name Email Contact Tel. No. Property Website Address Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 Post Code Property Type (House, Apartment, Boat etc.) Number of bedrooms Sleeps how many guests Will the owner or agent be available for interview during filming? Yes No Please offer any further information that you think should be included but is not on your website. Please complete the...

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Wroxham Barns, Norfolk, UK

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wroxham Barns is a great little place to take the family for a few hours or even a day as there is quite a bit to do and see there.  Wroxham Barns has a great selection of unusual and interesting shops that make and sell a wide range of gifts whether they are for a friend, loved one or even for yourself. It also has an eatery with more shops selling everything from fudge to apples to wonderful preserves. Local goods from locals. There is also a small garden centre along with craft shops with pottery, stained glass, woodturning and sculptors.    You can take the kids into the “Junior Farm” which has a good selection of farm animals including goats, cattle, chickens and pigs. In fact when we were filming, there were piglets scurrying around on of the...

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