EasyJet

I flew on EasyJet recently for the first time.

Like other budget airlines, EasyJet employs various methods to keep prices low.

One of these methods is to fly from second tier airports. My flight for example was from Istanbul to London Luton. But instead of using Istanbul’s conveniently located Ataturk airport, EasyJet flies from Sabiha Gokcen airport which is a good 1 1/2 hours taxi ride from downtown Istanbul. The taxi fare of 50 to 60 Euros needs to be factored in when comparing EasyJet’s prices against rival airlines.

Similarly, people not familiar with UK might be surprised to find that Luton is actually in Bedfordshire and a long way from the nearest Tube station.

Having said all that, the flight itself was fine and still good value for money,though not really a patch on AirAsia in my opinion.

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