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Just booked my first departing flight from Bristol. Will be my first flight from there since i was a child.
Booked Easyjet to Madrid on the 24/4/19. One way £48 with seat selection. Will also be my first trip report from Bristol!
I hope you enjoy the experience. I take it you will return by another route (and carrier?). Will look forward to your trip report.
 

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I hope you enjoy the experience. I take it you will return by another route (and carrier?). Will look forward to your trip report.
Yep the plan is Madrid to Frankfurt and then either Franfurt to Heathrow or Frankfurt to Cardiff via AMS or maybe CDG haven't decided that bit yet. Looking forward to seeing what BRS is like departure wise.
 

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Yep the plan is Madrid to Frankfurt and then either Franfurt to Heathrow or Frankfurt to Cardiff via AMS or maybe CDG haven't decided that bit yet. Looking forward to seeing what BRS is like departure wise.
Sounds a nice little trip. I take it you will overnight in Madrid. It's a city my wife have never been to and one we keep saying we must visit on one of out city breaks.

Our son-in-law worked there for two years 15-20 years ago, and our son has also worked there and visited several times for leisure, the most recent being last November. We really must go. Porto is another on our list.
 

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Sounds a nice little trip. I take it you will overnight in Madrid. It's a city my wife have never been to and one we keep saying we must visit on one of out city breaks.
Yep Madrid and Frankfurt. The flight with LATAM i'm hoping to take from MAD to FRA is in the afternoon so i might see how easy it is to go into the city centre in the morning or maybe do a bit of planespotting. My sister has been into the city and thought it was nice.
I've been to Lisbon in Portugal and thought that was a nice city not been to Porto though. Maybe i should put it on the list for a future trip report!
 

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Yep Madrid and Frankfurt. The flight with LATAM i'm hoping to take from MAD to FRA is in the afternoon so i might see how easy it is to go into the city centre in the morning or maybe do a bit of planespotting. My sister has been into the city and thought it was nice.
I've been to Lisbon in Portugal and thought that was a nice city not been to Porto though. Maybe i should put it on the list for a future trip report!
We've done Lisbon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Still relevant to the BRS easyJet thread as easyJet flies to Lisbon from Bristol.;)
 

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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/easyjet-flight-bristol-airport-booking-2393280

'Humiliated' woman removed from overbooked easyJet flight at Bristol Airport

It seems the flight to Geneva was overbooked and the woman was taken off the flight. It doesn't say when the incident occurred.

easyJet stated that the original aircraft was scheduled to be a 186-seater A320 but it had been switched to a 180-seat A320 and 181 passengers were booked to fly. The airline does admit overbooking on occasions though.

I thought that all easyJet A320 aircraft were delivered new with 186 seats and all the older ones converted to 186 seats. That appears not to be so. The Web seat selector never seems to show more than 180 seats.
 

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Apropos my previous post, my alter ego has discovered elsewhere on the Internet that as of yesterday 125 easyJet A320s have 186 seats and 63 have 180 seats.

It was reported in 2015 that from May 2016 easyJet’s new A320s would be configured with 186 seats, while the existing fleet would be retrofitted to include six more seats from the winter of 2016, with the retrofit expected to be completed by the summer of 2018.

They seem to have slipped some way behind that timescale.
 

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My Madrid flight will be on an A319. I selected seat 7f. Does anyone know if this will give me a good view of the engine for my video and photos?
 

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My Madrid flight will be on an A319. I selected seat 7f. Does anyone know if this will give me a good view of the engine for my video and photos?
Looking at Seat Guru that seat is level with the leading edge of the wing.

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/EasyJet_Airlines/easyJet_Airlines_Airbus_A319.php

When we fly on easyJet A319s we book seats 25 E and F as there is access to two windows (almost). That's no good to you of course if you want to be in a position to video the engine.
 

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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/easyjet-flight-bristol-airport-booking-2393280

'Humiliated' woman removed from overbooked easyJet flight at Bristol Airport

It seems the flight to Geneva was overbooked and the woman was taken off the flight. It doesn't say when the incident occurred.

easyJet stated that the original aircraft was scheduled to be a 186-seater A320 but it had been switched to a 180-seat A320 and 181 passengers were booked to fly. The airline does admit overbooking on occasions though.

I thought that all easyJet A320 aircraft were delivered new with 186 seats and all the older ones converted to 186 seats. That appears not to be so. The Web seat selector never seems to show more than 180 seats.
This story reached the local ITV News this evening. The woman was interviewed and a well-known travel journalist was asked for his views - one Mr SC.

It does seem, and easyJet appear to have accepted the fact, that the situation should have been sorted before passengers boarded. The flight was the 0600 BRS-GVA service on Saturday 29 December. When the woman was offloaded easyJet put her in a taxi to Gatwick Airport to fly from there. During the taxi journey she realised that her ongoing coach or bus connection to her ski resort would have left and the next one would not be until the following day. She therefore elected to return in the taxi to BRS and aborted her holiday.

On Saturdays easyJet operates five departures to Geneva from BRS: 0600 (the flight subject of this incident), 1055, 1250, 1615, 1715.

Presumably the next one was also fully booked and those after that might not have got her to Geneva in time to catch her ongoing surface connection. Overbooked flights happen but they are usually sorted out before passengers board.
 
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Noted on the other forum that yesterday's EZY6015 was the second arrival at the new Corvera airport for Murcia. https://murciatoday.com/first-flights-land-at-corvera-airport-_798357-a.html Sad to see MJV close - I flew into there a couple of times and the landing by the Mar Menor was lovely. RMU (Corvera) has been a real saga - fifteen years ago I recall being told that next year it would be opened. More convenient for inland and Cartagena but a longer drive/transfer for those heading for the Costa Calida resorts.
 

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Noted on the other forum that yesterday's EZY6015 was the second arrival at the new Corvera airport for Murcia. https://murciatoday.com/first-flights-land-at-corvera-airport-_798357-a.html Sad to see MJV close - I flew into there a couple of times and the landing by the Mar Menor was lovely. RMU (Corvera) has been a real saga - fifteen years ago I recall being told that next year it would be opened. More convenient for inland and Cartagena but a longer drive/transfer for those heading for the Costa Calida resorts.
We got the news before that other forum - #1162 of 4 January above.;)
 

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