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Unlike most low-cost carriers which operate flights on routes between secondary airports, many easyJet flights are operated between major cities.

How to book an easyJet flight

EasyJet airline's website is at www.easyjet.com (not www.easyjet.co.uk or www.flyeasyjet.com or www.flyeasyjet.co.uk or www.easyjets.com or www.easyjets.co.uk or www.eazyjet.com or www.eazyjet.co.uk).

easyJet's flight hubs

Basel Airport, Belfast International Airport, Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport, Bristol International Airport, Dortmund Airport, East Midlands Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Glasgow International Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport, Madrid Barajas International Airport, Marco Polo International Airport, Newcastle Airport, Milan Malpensa Airport, Orly Airport.

easJet flight landingeasyJet text messages

In a brilliant innovation in September 2007 easyJet introduced a text message service to keep its passengers informed of flight developments. Four hours beore the easyJet flight takes off a text message is sent to you informing you of the departure gate and confirming the time of the flight. Just before check-in closes for the easyJet flight a warning text message is sent and just before the boarding closes another warning text message is sent.

Hold-luggage is extra on easyJet flights

Most airlines allow passengers to check-in at least one piece of luggage for free - not easyJet anymore. From the 1st October 2007, easyJet passengers are only allowed to carry on one piece of hand luggage for free, to maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm. For checked-in hold luggage easyJet passengers are allowed up to 8 pieces of checked in luggage, weighing a maximum combined weight of 20 kilograms, with each piece of luggage costing £2 (unless you didn't register the luggage at the time of booking, in which case it costs £5 per piece of luggage). Excess baggage charges remain at the level of £6 per kilogram.

easyJet charging for luggage for the sake of the environment

EasyJet claim that they are trying to persuade people to check-in fewer bags, thereby cutting down on the weight in the plane and decreasing CO2 emissions. EasyJet further claims it has not anticipated the impact of the new bag charges on profits. Cynics say that it is pricely for profit that easyJet are charging for luggage - with them being inspired by the £92m profit from baggage check-in charges that Ryanair recently declared (Ryanair introduced charges in March 2006, also claiming that they weren't doing it to generate profits but to discourage passengers from checking in baggage).

Other airlines which charge for baggage

The US no-frills carrier People Express introduced charges for checked-in baggage in the 1980s. In the UK it was first Flybe Airline which introduced charges for checked-in baggage in February 2006, they currently charge £4 per bag which is registered when the flight is booked (otherwise £7). Ryanair charges £2.50 per bag registered when the flight is booked (otherwise £5). In the USA, the new low cost carrier, Skybus Airline, charges $5 for each of the first 2 check-in bags and $50 for each additional bag. easyJet boarding


History of easyJet flights

5 Jun 2008

easyJet wins the OAG Airline of the Year Award for "Best Low Cost/No Frills Airline".

14 Dec 2007

easyJet operates its first flight from Birmingham, a flight from Birmingham to Geneva.


easyJet transports its 100 millionth passenger.

May 2004

easyJet starts flying from its new hub in Berlin.


easyJet purchaseed Go Fly.

Oct 2000

easyJet is listed on the London stock exchange

Mar 1998

easyJet purchases 40% of TEA Switzerland and renames it easyJet Switzerland.

10 Nov 1995

The first easyJet flight is flown from London's Luton airport. Initially, easyJet operated flights from London to Glasgow and flights from London to Edinburgh, with 2 leased jets and outsourced staff.

Mar 1995

Stelios Haji-Ioannou registers a low cost airline called easyJet; with the aim of cutting out travel agents and in-flight meals and passing on the savings to the passengers.

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