EasyJet is to roll out allocated seating across its network from November 2012, following a successful trial on selected routes.
EasyJet will continue the allocated seating system already in place on existing trial flights, with the service rolling out across the network as follows:
- 13 November 2012 - services to/from Gatwick South, Luton, Stansted, Southend, Bristol and Glasgow
- 20 November 2012 - services to/from Gatwick North, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Paris Charles de Gaulle
- 27 November 2012 - services to/from Belfast, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Basel, Geneva, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Paris Orly, Madrid, Lisbon and Berlin Schönefeld
Going forward all passengers will be allocated seats on their flights, with the option to upgrade to a paid-for choice of seat, at £12 for extra leg room seats, £8 for up front seats (rows 2-5 on the carrier’s A319 aircraft and 2-6 on its A320s), and £3 for any other seat.
EasyJet said that where passengers choose not to pay for a specific allocated seat, families and other groups travelling together on the same booking reference would be seated together "wherever possible".