The low cost airline, which celebrated its 15th birthday in November 2010, orients itself more and more towards its business passengers. After priority boards (Speedy Boarding), the airline is also proposing flexible airline tickets.
Currently 18% of easyJet‘s passenger fly on business. The low cost power-force hopes to increase this number to at least 21% by offering flexible return tickets. The tickets will give business flyers unlimited flexibility to change their flights up to two hours before the scheduled departure time. How’s that for wiggle-room when your meetings are running later than expected?
Passengers will be able to make unlimited changes during a four week period, one week before and up to to three weeks after the original booked travel date. Passengers flying with this type of ticket will automatically qualify for Speedy Boarding, no booking fees and be able to check one piece of luggage in the hold at no extra fee.
Keeping with their low cost fare structure, easyJet plans to stay competitive but it is expected their rates will be far lower that would be expected. Flexible Business tickets are expected to be available beginning in the first part of 2011.
Flying business or not, this sounds like a great new service! What do you think?
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