We know that many of you fly with easyJet, so this month we thought we’d take a look at what seem to be exciting times for the Luton-based budget airline.
Our top tip with easyJet is that if you want to get the best deals then book early! You don’t get last minute bargains with easyJet – the flights get more expensive the closer to departure date you get – but if you can book a few months in advance you’ll get great savings. Apart from waiting to book in their January sale, there really is no mystery to flying cheaply with easyJet: the earlier you book the cheaper it is.
easyJet have been trialling allocated seats on selected flights, meaning that rather than facing a scrum to get on the plane, or getting speedy boarding to be one of the first onto the plane, you can choose your actual seats as you would with a traditional airline. The airline has said that if trials continue to go well they could begin to offer allocated seats on all their flights. Prices in the trial have ranged from around £3 to £12 depending on which seats you wish to reserve.
[UPDATE: easyJet now offers allocated seats on all their flights, ranging from £1 to around £20 depending on which flight you choose.]
The airline has also teamed up with Airbus and is currently trialling a new kind of weather radar called AVOID which will detect volcanic ash clouds and allow the plane to divert around them. We know that some of you were caught up in the ash clouds last year, so this seems like a very welcome invention!