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Anonymous9 Aug 2014
Good afternoon folks! I find it a bit funny posting a question on a low cost carrier in a forum where everyone’s talking about their fine experiences on full service airlines’ Business and First Class! anyway here goes my question – I’m proposing flying one way on Easyjet from Nice to Lisbon. The flight leaves Nice at 9p and is scheduled to arrive in Lisbon around 1015pm. I have a few questions as I have never flown Easyjet before.
The website along with the fare shows a fee for checked baggage (what they call “hold luggage”) and 1 free carry-on. I will have one suitcase I need to check in. Is there any other hidden charge I’m not aware of?
Next, how do they do in terms of punctuality? Seeing as I’m landing in Lisbon at 1015p and it’s my first time to the city, and I don’t spk the language…the last thing I want is an unprecendented delay.
I don’t so much care about the seats or comfort anything – all I care about for this short flight is hidden fees and record of punctuality.
Also, I don’t know if it was this or Ryanair or just a myth, but I recall reading a story where someone hadn’t printed their boarding card or hadn’t checked in online and had to pay an extra (and fairly high) fee at the airport.
Thanks BT!9 Aug 2014
Firstly, i hope you enjoy Lisbon, it’s a lovely city.
You should have no trouble with EasyJet provided you make certain to follow the pre flight instructions that are easy to understand, on their website.
No airline can guarantee no delays but EZ are no worse than any other (actually in my own experience, pretty good).
Make sure your luggage is the correct weight and dimensions, remember your passport and turn up on time!
Have a great time.
John9 Aug 2014
easyJet has a very good reputation MarkivJ here in Europe. If I were you, I would have a look at a flexible fare on the date you wish to travel. This will include your hold luggage and choice of best seats and is often not much more than a basic fare.
Other than that, nothing is free on board…not even coffee or tea, and you may be charged extra depending on the form of payment you use.
And I am very impressed by your choice – Lisbon is a very special place and I wouldn’t worry about arriving late.10 Aug 2014
I’ve not flown EasyJet, but just a few points that may be helpful. LIS is one hour behind French time, same as UK, so it’s actually 2.15 flight, though flying TAP (who use very small planes on this route) the actual flying time is about 1:30 giving ample time for an on time landing if there are delays at Nice.
LIS airport is very close to the centre of town so you could be nicely tucked up in bed by 11pm!
And if you enjoy Sardines, I’ll give you the address on an amazing shop in the old part of town, that has one of the best selections you’ve ever seen10 Aug 2014
You guys are amazing! Thanks so much for such immediate responses. I’m really looking forward to Lisbon, my first time. Thanks for the pointer on the time difference, although I should be ok with a 2 hour flight. Living in the US and flying on US carriers internally one gets used to no food or pretzels on board! LOL, but at least the tea’s free! I will be sure to check in online and get my boarding cards printed. I’ll also look into the flexi fare and see if it’s a good investment. Thx again!!10 Aug 2014
To clarify, you don’t have to pay for not printing your boarding passes with easyJet (it’s Ryanair who make you pay) but you can’t join the check-in queue without a boarding pass so you have to use self-service kiosks if you haven’t already printed your boarding pass10 Aug 2014