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Easyjet winter flights now booking

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They may not have sent the emails or changed the front page, but the easyjet website is now accepting bookings through to 31 March 2005.
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They've sent the mails, I just got one.
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In fact, got the mail and booked the flights. 200chf for two, return to East Midlands. For our yearly trip to to the UK.
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It won't let me book Liverpool to Geneva !!! Evil or Very Mad
It says "route selected for sale until October 2004" I think they made a typo and should have put "After Oct 2004".

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new Swiss law I'm afraid, we need proof that you're not going to stop here otherwise we'd be overun with scousers Very Happy
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calm down calm down eh eh.
I fly regularly to Zurich and always leave quickly....with a bag full of hub cabs! Very Happy
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Wow, there are some real bargains - not.

If you want to go at the Feb half term it is £420.98 per person from Gatwick to Geneva. That's real handy for a family of 5. Glad that they're so cheap!!!
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I had a quick scan at that route as well. They R taking the p1ss. time to have a look at lastminute.com I think (even worse !)
I wonder what the chances are of thumbing a lift.
We've booked accommodation only for next season. If SleazyJet prices are that bad, it would have been cheaper to go through a normal agent.
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Sarge, Ray Zorro, Doesn't bode well for the other "Low cost airlines". Wonder what Flybe from Soton to Chambéry will be. Alternatively check out Ryanair to St Etienne, prices seem to range from £130 to £160 return + tax for an adult around that period. For a family of 5 a car rental might be a viable option - it's an extra hour's drive up to the likes of Tignes/Les Arcs etc from St Et. as compared to Lyon or Geneva.

For some reason can't get the Easyjet site to give the rates for Stansted/Lyon for Feb next year - only listed up to October at the moment.....
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Nothing odd about the Gatwick route, it costs just the same for the dates I'm travelling to East Midlands. It's hardly unreasonable to charge more for half term, they are running a business, the flights will be full presumably.
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It won't let me book Liverpool to Geneva !!! Evil or Very Mad
It says "route selected for sale until October 2004" I think they made a typo and should have put "After Oct 2004".

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Same note comes up for Luton - Zurich. What does it mean?
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Sarge, snowball, they're staggering the sale of flights, so you can only book on certain routes. The Liverpool & Luton based ones will come on sale later this week/start of next. If you click on the news item on the homepage regarding seat sale, it explains all this rolling eyes

The message you get means that you can only book flights until Oct 2004, and not beyond.
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While getting cheesed off with not being able to book LP - Gen, I tried LGW - Geneva on Sunday 13th Feb, just 2 check if the system was working. The first priced flight was ~£111. Looked again 2day out of interest and it was ~£89.
I may be mistaken, but please if you've booked already, go in and see if I'm right.
Maybe with such high demand they inflate the very early bookers because they know we are desperate to get that flight.
I may look at a late Sat 12th flight and an airport hotel, but these are not known for being cheap either.
Train perhaps. Sad
Why didn't I take up chess instead of bloody skiing ? Aarghhhh
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eujet from manston (canterbury) to Geneva are much cheaper (still only £121.19 return for half term week), but only flight out is at 6:10 on the Saturday morning.

BA would also be cheaper than Easyjet, (and more so if the flights were booked at the earliest chance).

I'm not actually going to do this anyway as we're going over New Year, but I was just looking for interest.
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Good news - One other to try - Flybe is back with winter services from Southampton to Chambery (from £44) and also a new route to Geneva (from £49). Some Sunday departures and Tue and Thu to Chambery as well as w/ends.

More Good News - Easyjet won't weigh one piece of carry on baggage as long as it's dimensions are less than 55x40x20. So your boots can now go in the overhead lockers.

Bad news - Ryanair's strategy is to eventually eliminate all checked baggage and even check-in desks. On the way to this, they are currently giving only 15kgs checked bags allowance and a whopping £4.5 / kg excess charge. Next it will probably be £50 per bag checked. Then carry on bags up to 10kg only. see here (registration required) - Daily Torygraph archive
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That is bad news - I wondered what they were up to, having seen something on this a while back, but clearly their policy is to cater for the "overwhelming majority" of weekend fliers, people travelling for just a few days. So it doesn't look as if they are going to revive the old Buzz wintersports routes of Chambéry and Grenoble anytime soon!

Edit: I particularly liked the comment from the Ryanair spokesman at the end of the article....
Quote:
Mr O'Leary, who prides himself on a robust approach to customer service, professed a personal preference for travelling light.

"I could go away for a week and not need much more than a toiletries bag," he said. "Instead of packing a hair-drier, why not buy one when you get there?"

What do you do with it for the trip back? Throw it away?! Or if you do manage to squeeze it in hand luggage for the journey home, a frequent flier could end up with fifty plus hair-driers a year. I suppose he/she could start up a little sideline in used hair-driers.

Typical Ryanair logic. rolling eyes Confused
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Bad news for snowHeads hoping to use Ryanair but not necessarily all bad. If Easyjet, Flybe, Bmibaby and the others decide to offer something different (and some at least are definitely heading that way) leaving Ryanair catering for the hand bags only brigade, we could even get some good deals. Variety is the spice of life - total uniformity of the low cost airlines would be more dangerous.
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Has anyone discovered how to actually book yet? I can't get passed "route selected for sale until October 2004".
Ryanair's b*llocks hand luggage policy aside, if I were to book to Pisa what are my nearest (and more importantly) highest resorts?
What other Ryanair destinations are of use to us?
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In France, Pau or Perpignan for the Pyrenees, St Etienne for the Alps - at a pinch.
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Thanks and what sort of transfer times are we looking at PG?
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Peter,
Looks like a lot of us were stumped with that message. It means that they are only taking booking on your selected route for departures up to October 2004. I agree it's a bit of a misleading comment. I phoned them and they explained that the winter schedules for some routes aren't out yet.
Maybe they can measure the demand for the route and price accordingly ! ?
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Peter Leuzzi, No idea on transfer times, but the likes of Pau is between 60 and 80 miles from some of the main Pyrenean resorts, Perpignan about the same distance to, say, Font Romeu.

St Etienne is a fair bit further, it takes me maybe 2.5 hours to drive from Bourg St Maurice (approx 150 miles). But there are some very cheap deals there because it's not really recognised as a ski resort airport.
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