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Old Jan 15, 03, 9:01 am   #31
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by padams:
aaaaaaaaaaaaargh stupid Swiss:

" Note to members of Swiss TravelClub: On flights with Swiss Easy Savers you can earn Club Miles as usual. Bonus Miles are not awarded, however, for e-booking, e-ticket and e-check-in with these flights. "

Silly and stingy !

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Stupid indeed...

They want to compit with EasyJet. So since EasyJet have no FF program they are doing the same...

What a shame...

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Old Jan 15, 03, 10:25 am   #32
 
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Good grief, what a nightmare booking GVA-LHR RT on this offer. They certainly don't want to make it easy to actually get the flights at this price. I thought using the internet was supposed to make things easier. The only airline booking site that really works is that of easyJet.
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Old Jan 15, 03, 10:43 am   #33
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Concerto:
Good grief, what a nightmare booking GVA-LHR RT on this offer. They certainly don't want to make it easy to actually get the flights at this price. I thought using the internet was supposed to make things easier. The only airline booking site that really works is that of easyJet.</font>
I agree. EasySaver from Swiss should be a lot more flexible to really compit with EasyJet or BA or even AirFrance...on route such as LHR, Paris or Barcelona.

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Old Jan 16, 03, 1:38 pm   #34
 
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I have often had trouble using the LX web site. Easyjet's web site is a breeze and quick.
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Old Jan 16, 03, 2:40 pm   #35
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Bretteee:
I have often had trouble using the LX web site. Easyjet's web site is a breeze and quick. </font>
I totally agree, but Swiss has a lot more flights and routes then EasyJet so maybe more time to find your requested flights...

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Old Jan 16, 03, 3:01 pm   #36
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by kooks:
... Swiss has a lot more flights and routes then EasyJet so maybe more time to find your requested flights...

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Well, that's debatable. Worldwide, yes, you may be right. After all, EZ don't fly to EZE http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif. But within Europe, easyJet has far more routes and excellent frequencies. Just check www.easyjet.com and compare.

Also, they have over 40% of the GVA-UK market - LX 20% - and a far more efficient website.

And if you're comparing EZ flights ex GVA, the 'low' LX prices are only offered on EZ routes, it seems.
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Incidentally, for those who don't know, here are the correct 2 and 3 letter designators for the easyJet group:

U2 = easyJet
BH = easyJet Switzerland (formerly TEA Basel AG)
EZS = easyJet Switzerland
EZY = easyJet
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Old Jan 16, 03, 11:36 pm   #38
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Concerto:
Incidentally, for those who don't know, here are the correct 2 and 3 letter designators for the easyJet group:

U2 = easyJet
BH = easyJet Switzerland (formerly TEA Basel AG)
EZS = easyJet Switzerland
EZY = easyJet
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Thanks...

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Old Jan 17, 03, 5:50 am   #39
 
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I should probably add (wandering a bit off the topic here) that the only place I have seen the U2 code used is at Nice airport, on boarding passes and departure boards. The BH code is never used: it did belong to TEA Basel AG, which became easyJet Switzerland, so I presume it still exists. All flights operated in the 900 range are "operated by easyJet Switzerland SA", according to their timetable. End of digression.

I see that the cheap Easy Saver flights with SWISS to LHR that I managed to secure 2 days ago have well and truly disappeared, there being no availability for 3 days either side of my dates. So, they're selling well. To be quite honest, you will have to be extremely quick to snap them up. EasyJet is the same: there are very few of those cheap seats, and you have to grab them jolly quickly, usually a long time in advance. Most of the time, I kid you not, I am getting a better price (or as near) from the full service airlines, plus miles etc.. And how generous will easyJet be in rerouting you from LTN should there be a technical problem or major delay with the flight?
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Old Jan 17, 03, 6:23 am   #40
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And how generous will easyJet be in rerouting you from LTN should there be a technical problem or major delay with the flight?</font>
1. I have yet to find LX (or BA or ...) offer me a fare of GBP 0.00. I've had several with easyJet and, indeed, my wife is in CH right now on a GBP 0.00 ticket.

2. Easyjet's t+c's including re-routeing, are well known - refund or transfer to a later flight. How about a refund of the fare if your flight is 4 hours late in arriving? That's what you get with EZ. Try that with LX!

In fairness, 4 hour delays are rare, though one family member benefited when her plane was diverted to BHX because of unexpected snow at Easter and she had to contine by bus, arriving 4 hours 5 minutes late http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif.
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I didn't know that easyJet(U2) had run any GBP0.00 fares to GVA. I missed out there. Their time-keeping in my experience has been pretty excellent, unlike a lot of the major carriers. However, I still feel a bit safer on a major carrier out of a major airport(LHR), and would caution anyone against using U2 to connect onto a longhaul or limited operation flight with another carrier.
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