Upgrades Pay On Europe's No-Frill Carriers
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MainStreet) -- Low-cost carriers are part of everyday life for most European travelers, and the combination of convenient schedules on key routes and low prices justify the otherwise reviled bare-basic amenities. But while many luxury travelers would sooner forgo the trip than face the epic boarding lines or cutthroat seating once aboard, some little-known upgrades by Europe's top frill-free carriers could make an otherwise grueling travel experience a lot more comfortable this summer.
EasyJet is an amiable entree to the European no-frill carriers. One of the pioneers in the business, EasyJet manages an easily navigable website with omnipresent specials, such as a Mallorca-London Luton flight for a mere £8.82 -- cheaper than the ride to the airport in most cases.
|Some little-known upgrades on airlines such as EasyJet could make otherwise grueling travel a lot more comfortable this summer.|
Those that can overlook less-than-convenient routes, often from commuter airports such as London's Luton that are often farther from urban centers, find great value in fares that often include all government taxes and free carry-on baggage. Checked baggage comes with a predictable £14-per-piece supplement. But EasyJet also offers perks, including Speedy Boarding that means you can be the first aboard the plane for prime front seats, and often the first to disembark. Costing a mere £11.50 per person, Speedy Boarding also offers designated check-in desks at selected airports to check bags faster and avoid the epic luggage lines at prime European hubs.