Easyjet is to provide allocated seating on all of its flights as of today (Tuesday).
A trial in April ascertained that 71% of passengers agreed that allocated seating was a better system, and 60% said that a move towards allocated seating on all flights would make them more likely to fly with the airline.
Passengers will be allocated a seat for free, but will also be given a choice of a specific seat during the booking process. Passengers wishing to have extra leg room will be charged an extra £12, £8 extra for up front seats (emergency exits, row 2-5 on A319 or 2-6 on A320) and £3 for all other seats. However, Easyjet plus! annual cardholders and Flexi Fare customers will be able to select a seat free of charge.
Paul Simmons, Easyjet’s UK director, said: “Today’s move offering allocated seating on all of our flights is the single, biggest change the airline has undertaken in its history and an example of Easyjet trying to do all it can to make travel easy and affordable for our passengers.”