mollag

Kipper restorer
Easyjet
Two weeks back we went trough Gatwick like a dose of salts , friday pm flight bjv , gatwick v quiet both ways .
steve
We have just flown IOM/Gatwick/Luxembourg with Easyjet, all went swimmingly, we have all certs for jabs etc, no one has looked at them yet, maybe on our return ? Masks on for the flights, also for trams and buses here in Lux proper, they are all free.
Saarbrucken, Trier much the same, some shops politely ask for masks to be worn, but a rarity now. All in all a pleasant trip so far , a bit "ouch" with prices, as it ever was here.
 

Mushroom

Member
Easyjet
Now that the boss has many breaks from work that can easily add up to 14 days off, she asked what my thoughts were about a holiday at the start of July before the school holidays for summer start.
I said, UK fine, standing in a queue in an airport for hours, no thanks.
She agreed and September is now the choice of a flight somewhere instead.
As both Manchester and Leeds have abysmal conditions just now, I aren't desperate enough to spend my time driving to airports further afield to chance them being better, as that is basically just transferring the delay from being on foot to being on the road.
In any case, it is only a matter of time before other countries impose bans or restrictions due to Monkeypox, so I will watch and wait.
 

howardian

Member
Easyjet
Now that the boss has many breaks from work that can easily add up to 14 days off, she asked what my thoughts were about a holiday at the start of July before the school holidays for summer start.
I said, UK fine, standing in a queue in an airport for hours, no thanks.
She agreed and September is now the choice of a flight somewhere instead.
As both Manchester and Leeds have abysmal conditions just now, I aren't desperate enough to spend my time driving to airports further afield to chance them being better, as that is basically just transferring the delay from being on foot to being on the road.
In any case, it is only a matter of time before other countries impose bans or restrictions due to Monkeypox, so I will watch and wait.
Just come back from Turkey with jet2.com . I was told of delays at security at the airport up to 4 hours to get through . it took 20 mins , the same coming back via Bodrum .
 

Mushroom

Member
Easyjet
That would be very good as it took much longer only a few weeks ago for my family to go to Cape Verde.
Unless it was a silly o'clock departure or landing as I don't subscribe to them anymore :)
 

Mushroom

Member
Easyjet
Have you thought of the Channel Islands? Still counted as UK but some lovely places and better weather.
We have thought about it, together with NI and ROI. As I'm not a keen sailor, it would probably require a flight to the Channel Islands, whereas we would take the car to NI on the ferry from Scotland.
 

Mushroom

Member
Easyjet
If I was aware, as I am, of the mega staff shortages at the airports, would I really book a holiday or flight during school holidays? Simple answer - NO.
The only people who I have any sympathy for is those who booked well in advance and were unaware of the staff shortages at that time.
Anyone who booked in recent times are muppets taking a chance which isn't favourable.
 

juco

Member
Easyjet
In any case, it is only a matter of time before other countries impose bans or restrictions due to Monkeypox, so I will watch and wait.
The NHS already changing their website re Monkeypox, increasing the fear factor.
...” It’s very uncommon to get monkeypox from a person with the infection because it does not spread
easily between people
”...
...” Monkeypox is usually a mild illness that will get better on its own without treatment”...

Replaced with...
...” Treatment for monkeypox aims to relieve symptoms. The illness is usually mild and most people recover in 2 to 4 weeks. You may need to stay in a specialist hospital, so your symptoms can be treated and to prevent the infection spreading to other people.”....

They now include a warning you can get Monkeypox by eating undercooked meat, which will doubtless feed into the anti-meat narrative.
 
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enoch

Member
Easyjet
With Easyjet flying direct to Liverpool from Izmir,we now have good prices and no changing to do. We have a flight in late march 2023 for £24.00 each one way.if you can take the empty flight back there are great prices.
We used to get good prices in March to the UK on the first flight to Antalya than that come to and end with winter tourist's coming.
 
Easyjet
We are hearing all these problems with easyJet and Tui at the moment but what about Turkish airlines such as Pegasus and Sunexpress, are these airlines having the same problem?
 

Mushroom

Member
Easyjet
We are hearing all these problems with easyJet and Tui at the moment but what about Turkish airlines such as Pegasus and Sunexpress, are these airlines having the same problem?
As British media is concentrating on the large carriers, UK based, I would suggest that the best way to find out is to locate the departure information at various UK airports.
The problems of Easyjet and Tui are largely based on the airport personnel problems, not the planes or crew, although technical problems can arise anytime and crew have limited working hours by law.
Add to the mix that delayed flights out become delayed flights back and this is the mess that looks to be present not just in recent weeks but throughout summer.
I would be guessing that whilst the relatively smaller airlines, flight and frequency wise might not be experiencing the same scale of problems, there is likely to be some sort of knock on effect.
One of the worst possible scenarios I can imagine is that someone wishing to catch one of the two scheduled flights with Turkish Airlines as an example from Manchester sees an on-time departure leaving without them as they have been delayed clearing check in and security.
 
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