July 9, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am #590011YW Moderator-39Member
EasyJet announces flights to Israel (seen on ynet)
The low-fares British airline easyJet announced Wednesday that it will expand service to Israel starting this November. The planned Tel Aviv-London route will include six round trip flights every week between Ben Gurion Airport and Luton Airport.
The slated start date for the expanded service is November 2. Flights will operate every day of the week except Fridays.
EasyJet currently operates 437 routes between 111 airports in 28 countries. The company has 175 airplanes in its fleet.July 9, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #650113YW Moderator-39Member
An airport called Luton. It is mentioned in the beginning of the articleJuly 9, 2009 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #650114SJSinNYCMember
I missed that 🙂 Is Luton far from the main three?July 9, 2009 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #650115squeakParticipant
SJS, I’ve never heard of any flights from the NY 3 to Luton, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Geographically, Luton is farther to the north of London than Gatwick is to the South, so any connection between airports is a big trip.July 9, 2009 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #650116NobodyMember
Gatwick to Heathrow is about 40 mins
Heathrow to Luton about a hour
Gatwick to Luton a bit of a schlep of over an hour
There is public transport which is a hassle and a big schlep.
EasyJet are very strict on luggage allowance but easy on hand luggage as long as the bag fits in the overhead compartment. They charge for everything. There is no preseat allocation, its first onboard grabs a seat. There are no tickets just online etickets. No food is served on the plane but its roomy as long as you’re not a giraffe
Go to http://www.easyjet.com
All in all they’re not a bad airline as long as you allow for possible delaysJuly 10, 2009 4:22 am at 4:22 am #650117bein_hasdorimParticipant
This is great news! Perhaps this will have an effect on overall
ticket prices to Israel, using priceline for instance with a connection
in U.K. & also spark competition with other carriers.
I hope they succeed & general costs start going down.July 10, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #650118yossi z.Member
me too!July 14, 2009 7:43 am at 7:43 am #650119A600KiloBearParticipant
I hear they charge extra if you want a seat near one of the windows that actually stays closed throughout the entire flight. Apparently the others are kept open to allow air to circulate in the cabin and save money on air conditioning.
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