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Bullfrog, according to this reply from the official EasyJet Twitter account one is absolutely entitled to use the return ticket even the outbound sector hasn’t be flown.
This makes perfect sense given that EasyJet operates a point-to-point network where every sector is treated as an individual journey.in reply to: EasyJet return flight …21 Mar 2018
Hi Stormin, many thanks for your advice.
It was actually today I was flying, so my choice is now a matter of history.
In the end I plumped for Club Aspire, on the basis that I have been a very frequent visitor to the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick, and thought I would ring the changes.
I entered the lounge around midday, and it wasn’t busy at all. The food was perfectly palatable and the staff were friendly. So all-in-all it worked out fine.
Cheers!in reply to: LHR T3 Lounge advice – Club Aspire or No 1 Lounge?6 Mar 2018
Any of you old enough to remember the days of BA’s LoCo, Go, will probably also remember that they had an arrangement with a 3rd party website – LapTopDining.com (I think) – which offered this type of service.
On the few number of occasions I flew with Go, I used the service, and found it to be very good.
However with the demise of Go, the service also disappeared.
It could well be that the latter was as a result of the former. But the more likely reason is that it was hard to make the business/operational model work, and that’s also why we haven’t really seen anything similar in the intervening 15 years.in reply to: On-board Catering: A la carte pricing models12 Jan 2018
Many people have a downer on Ryanair, but at least their published cabin baggage policy is utterly clear; if you want to guarantee that your cabin baggage actually travels with you in the cabin, you simply have to pay for Priority Boarding.
Contrast that with Norwegian – a company that likes to think of itself as a cut above the other LoCos – who operate a Stealth Cabin Baggage Confiscation Policy.in reply to: New Ryanair luggage rules start next week9 Jan 2018
Apologies for replying to my own topic, but I thought I would provide an update.
I am currently flying back PMI-LGW on Norwegian, greatly appreciating the free WiFi.
However I did not appreciate, once again, being told at the boarding gate that the maximum number of roll-on cabin bags had already been reached, and that my roll-on would have to go in the hold.
Naturally I remonstrated, but to no avail; my bag was duly tagged, and I was told to hand it to the ground crew on the apron before boarding.
Fat chance that was going to happen. I merely tore the tag off and chucked it away. Thus when I got the steps, I marched confidently on with my roll-on, while those with tags intact had theirs confiscated.
Once on board I had a longish conversation with the senior cabin crew, saying that this new policy was not only irritating, it was also decidedly dishonest. Because, as I pointed out to her, and as i’ve indicated in my original post, at least Ryanair gives one the opportunity to pay to bring one’s cabin baggage aboard. The Norwegian policy is a crap shoot at best.
She of course apologised for the policy and the randomness of its execution, but said that there was nothing she could do. Her only suggested remedy was that I fill in the on-line complaint form.
I actually think it needs much more than that, so I think I will have to dust off my fountain pen and write directly to Bjørn Kjos. As the saying goes, an organisation is like a fish; it rots from the head first.
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In a year of stiff competition, the Nobel Prize for Nitwittery goes to …..
The judges came across many fine examples of Nitwittery, but ultimately could find no better example of a non-sequitur than – “Monarch can also be legitimately described as a very visible victim of the Brex**it vote to commit economic suicide. Plenty more jobs to be lost before the electorate realises that the UKIPTories have every intention of making them poorer in order to satisfy the latter’s neuralgic obsession with leaving the EU.”
The prize, a detailed and fully-working model of the Manneken Pis, will be presented by Jean-Claude Drunker at Le Cafe Des Fadas on Rue du Matelot, Brussels on 1st April 2018.
A very well-deserved award, I must say.3 Oct 2017