Pick your seat for a price, says easyJet
Luton-based easyJet has announced it is bringing in allocated seating on all of its flights.
The airline says research among customers showed most would prefer a system of allocated seats, which they thought would improve their boarding experience.
Customers will have to pay to choose their seats, though.
It will cost £12 for seats with extra leg room (in the front row and exit rows), and £8 for seats near the front of the plane.
Customers who choose any other seats will have to pay £3.
Passengers do not have to choose allocated seats, and those who do not want to pay will be allocated a seat by easyJet.
The firm says people travelling on the same booking will be seated together wherever possible.
Trials of the new system have already taken place, and it will be implemented on flights out of Luton from November 13.
Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, said: “We are really pleased with the positive passenger feedback during the trial.
“Allocated seating gives all our passengers a better boarding experience.”
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