Blog DOB: 20 Jun, 2013
Name: Raymond Felton
It never ceases to amaze me that upon landing you have this sudden rush to stand up & open the overhead lockers before the plane has even stopped.
So here is the very serious question for all you fellow frequent travellers.Why?
In all fairness it is not as if the plane is going to stop any faster or that you the passenger are going to be able to alight the plane any faster as a result of this procedure.In fact if you stop & think about it logically we are probably slowing the process up.Never mind from a health & safety point of view,it is adding stress to the journey because you feel you are obliged to join this melee & jockey into position in case you lose your place.
Particularly if you are sitting on an aisle seat as i tend to do for legroom you automatically sense the tension rising in the passengers sitting next to you worried that you are not going to move. So you end up conforming...
Despite being unable to book an EasyJet Flight online due to a bug or lack of information on their website I'm still very much a fan of this low cost airline. But now that they've discontinued the Gatwick (LGW) to Cork(ORK) route, choice is limited.
In fact, there were no available flights on BA when I wanted to travel, and I didn't want to fly from Heathrow. This only left me with one choice, Ryanair.
After you've paid for each direction on the flights, added almost £50 in taxes, another £7 for a bag, and a further £1.40 to pay by debit card, the total price comes in just shy of £300.
Surely it's wrong to pay this for a Ryanair flight where you don't even get a seat pocket.