This year I have had to use EasyJet quite a bit. I used to slag off cheapo no frills airlines a lot, preferring flag carriers such as BA. Fear not I still hate Ryanair with a passion!
The reason for this is simple profit and loss. I much prefer BA’s policy of two bags in the over head and not having to put a bag in the hold. But BA to Prague for the flights I need are coming in too expensive. £400 for BA compared to £130 for EasyJet. But it gets better, in 15 months BA have only managed to get one or two flights I have been traveling on arrive on time. In 16 flights. EasyJet have only been late once!
BA and I have had quite a few run ins in the space of16 years. I still remember the swipe card incident which was their biggest fuck up and cost me an awful lot of money. That was 11 years ago but it still rankles.
EasyJet seem to be getting their house in order now and creating an airline that the frequent flyers wants to use. This new relationship is working. I do fear that BA are losing their way a little now and need to regroup but I cannot see how they can do this especially with the stranglehold Unite have over the organisation. Now everyone knows how much I hate Unite but BA have to sort them out in order to move on.
I do wonder how long BA have left in their current guise.
On a cheekier note lets talk about cabin crew and eye candy. BA used to have a good reputation for providing very good looking ladies to serve me why coffee or on a friday evening, champagne or whisky but on recent BA flights I have been served by munters. EasyJet on the other hand seem to be attracting their fair share of stunners!
So wakey wakey BA! its time to start smelling the coffee 🙂