Europe's leading airline Easyjet operates over 600 routes to over 30 countries around the world. If you’re looking for super cheap, no frills flights to a wide range of destinations, remember to think orange!
Founded in March 1995 but Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Easyjet was created to offer the cheapest possible flights to travellers throughout Europe. Employing over 8000 people including 2,000 pilots and 4,500 cabin crew, Easyjet served over 55 million passengers last year alone!
Whether it’s a romantic break in Paris, a ski trip to Geneva or a shopping extravaganza in Milan, Easyjet is proud to say that over 300 million people are within a one hour’s drive of an EasyJet flight. Constantly expanding its fleet and destinations, it’s up up and away for Easyjet!
Easyjet operates an online check-in system making it easy for passengers to print their boarding cards and check-in any bags before travelling. Online check-in is available from 30 hours to two hours before flight departure time. Traditionalists can still use the airport check-in desks if preferred remembering to check-in at least 2 hours before the flight. Desks close 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
Hold bags have to be paid for on Easyjet flights. Booking your bag online is cheaper than doing it at the airport. The hold luggage allowance is 20kg but you can buy more weight if you require it. You can take one piece of hand baggage on the plane, no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25cm. Baggage charges start from £28 to book a hold bag online. This increases if you book your hold bag at the airport.
What Can You Expect?
Easyjet does what it says on the tin. It’s a no frills, low-cost carrier that gives you a seat, access to a bathroom, the option to purchase duty free items, snacks and drinks on board and bargain basement flight prices. While this might be at the expense of free food, leg room and in-flight entertainment, you’ll get to your destination at a fraction of the cost of more high-end carriers.
Easyjet in a Nutshell
Cheap, cheerful and orange, Easyjet will get you from A to B on a budget. It offers a great choice of destinations across Europe from winter sun to winter sports, city breaks and beach getaways.
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