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Teen Pilot Groomed for Career of Tedium by Easyjet

A 16-year-old pilot has been taken under the wing of Easyjet, which sees (a) news value in getting a teen flier in a cockpit for photos, and (b) someone to gradually crush the life out of from manning the Manchester-Jerez de la Frontera route for the next 40 years. Read More >>

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EasyJet’s Got an AR App to Help You Figure Out if Your Bags are Too Big

Airlines are notoriously stingy when it comes to bag sizes, and the budget airlines tend to be the strictest ones of all for obvious reasons. In the past you had to get out a tape measure to check whether your bag was small enough to come into the cabin with you, but this is the 21st century. We have technology to do that simple task for us, and thanks to easyJet there is now an app for that. Read More >>

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EasyJet Did A Christmas Lights Switch-On On A Plane

Everyone loves a good Christmas lights switch-on, including, apparently, EasyJet. Read More >>

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EasyJet Wants To Get You On a No-Frills All-Electric Jet

Running any kind of airline requires deep pockets and even the most well-heeled operation runs on very tight margins. So there’s not much going free in the skies these days. Our own national airline British Airways, for example, won’t give you a glass of cheap wine and a curled up sandwich in economy anymore. Nope, now you have to pay for something from M&S, although you can do it from the ‘comfort’ of your in-flight seat rather than buying it from the shop in the terminal. Read More >>

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Gatwick Airport is Testing Self-Boarding Gates to Keep Planes Running on Time

These days it seems as though speaking to people is a rarity. Supermarkets have self-checkouts, fast food chains have machines that take your order for you, and airports have machines that let you check in and check baggage all by yourself. Now Gatwick is taking things a step further, trialling self-boarding gates to help improve departure times. Read More >>

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Combine Gatwick and EasyJet for the UK’s Longest Flight Delays

Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data covering the summers of 2015 and 2016 has revealed the most-delayed flights and the most delay-hit airports in the UK and Ireland, with the losers being the easily guessable combination of (a) EasyJet and (b) Gatwick. Read More >>

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EasyJet Brings Private Flight Glamour to Luton Airport

People who didn't check properly and have accidentally booked a flight that leaves from Luton can now enjoy a new luxury service from EasyJet, which, for £475, includes use of the airport's private jet terminal and treatment like a celebrity. Until you get on the plane and it's business as usual and £4 for two Pringles wrapped up in clingfilm. Read More >>

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EasyJet’s Vibrating Smart Shoes Will Guide Your Feet Around Foreign Cities

Quick calendar check. Nope, it’s not the beginning of April. EasyJet has unveiled a pair of prototype smart shoes designed as a hands-free way to guide tourists around foreign cities. Read More >>

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EasyJet’s Planned Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech Would Only Power Grounded Planes

When we heard that EasyJet was planning on trialling hydrogen fuel cell technology later this year, we got all shocked and excited and carried away. Cue actual reading, and relative disappointment. The airline carrier is going to stick a hydrogen fuel cell in one of its aircraft, which will be used solely for taxiing purposes. That is, moving from the gate to the runway, and vice versa. Read More >>

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Singer Collapses After Wearing All His Clothes to Beat easyJet Fees

Boyband member James McElvar used a sitcom-style idea to beat easyJet's baggage restrictions, taking all of his clothes out of his bag and wearing them to avoid a fee to check his case  – only to collapse on the flight from heat exhaustion. Read More >>

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EasyJet Tests Plane Safety Inspections by Autonomous Drone

The budget flier has a new tech-related thing in the pipeline that could shave minutes off the time it spends inspecting its fleet -- drones. Drones programmed to automatically inspect planes for damage, coming for real across its network in 2016. Read More >>

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EasyJet Charged Passengers £10 for Proof That Their Flight Was Cancelled

EasyJet customers who were left stranded due to the French air traffic control strike earlier this month are being hit with a £10 if they want proof that their flight was cancelled. Read More >>

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What, People are Actually Paying Easyjet to Pre-Book Seats?

Budget flier Easyjet increased its average profit-per-passenger from £4.81 per seat to £7.03 over the last year, thanks in part to letting passengers pay a little extra for the luxury of pre-booking a seat in advance and trying to bag a nice one with an extra few millimetres of knee/magazine clearance. Read More >>

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EasyJet Manager Threatens to Kick Man Off Flight for Slagging Airline on Twitter

An EasyJet employee has managed to heap shame upon the budget flier today, by threatening to have a man kicked off his flight because he dared to criticise the airline's policies on Twitter before departure. Read More >>

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Does Ryanair’s Profit Warning Show We’re Tired of Penny-Stealing Small Print?

Last week, Ryanair warned investors that there'd been a "perceptible dip" in bookings for September and the rest of the autumn, a fall that could show we're moving on from pursuing the cheapest prices in favour of getting the fairest treatment and not having to pay £1.50 for a Twix. Read More >>