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Old 23rd February 2010, 05:48 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Andy.G. View Post
Would it not have been better to check the hand luggage at the same time as the suitcases when they first arrived thus avoiding any unecessary costs to the passengers?

Unnecessary costs to passenger = extra income to airline. Cynics might say that's why they do it...

Another thing that gets me is how you checkin your flight.Would not be better that each person was allocated a seat number when checking in and so remove the scrummage at the boarding gate ?

I spoke to the easyJet
manager in Barcelona last year and this is one of the areas we discussed. It is perceived that the scrummage method is better at ensuring that all passengers are at the gate on time (thus allowing a quick turnaround) rather than the allocated seats method where passengers amble about and go shopping, not too bothered when they pitch up at the gate.
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