Inside the Nicest EasyJet Plane We’ve Seen, the Airbus A321neo
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Last week, a surprise visitor made an appearance at the UK’s biennial Farnborough Air Show, having been delivered to its new owner just a few days before.
And in typical EasyJet fashion, it was off and on its way almost as quickly as it arrived, operating regular flights on some of the airline’s longest European routes from London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) — most often to a handful of leisure destinations in Greece.
With just one extended-length neo in EasyJet’s fleet so far, this $130 million narrow-body is a hard bird to catch.
It’s the first of 30 new A321s to be delivered to EasyJet, and by far the largest plane in the carrier’s all-Airbus fleet.
EasyJet’s neo sports a whopping 235 seats, with most arranged in a 3-3 configuration.
There’s only one class of service available — economy — which affords the carrier quite a capacity boost.
While every seat’s labeled as coach, some are far better than others. Seats 29A and 29F have loads of legroom, since there isn’t a seat in front. They’re labeled as “Extra Legroom,” however, which means you’ll need to pay a higher fee to make your pick — about $27 for a 3.5-hour flight from London to Athens (ATH), for example.
While EasyJet’s fares can be quite low, the carrier boosts revenue through various buy-ups, from food and drinks…
…to larger and extra carry-on and checked bags.
There are even seat-back advertisements featuring buy-up opportunities — in this case, the carrier’s “Hands Free” product, which lets you check your carry-on bag for just $6.50 per flight.
While you’ll be loaded up in a narrow-body plane with more than 200 other holidaymakers, there are certainly worse ways to get where you’re going than EasyJet’s first A321neo jet.
For more on Europe’s top low-cost travel options, see Low-Cost Carrier Comparison: Ryanair vs. EasyJet. (Spoiler alert: EasyJet’s the winner!)
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