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    Need advice - daughter stuck in France - Easyjet!

    Hi - need some advice from reg travellers who've experienced Easyjet flight cancellations.

    Daughter (17yrs old) and 2 mates making way to Charles de Gaulle airport but I heard guy on BBC say all Easyjet into Liverpool have been cancelled for today.

    No postive information of this on Easyjet website except that lots of flights cancelled.

    Anyone got any practical advice?


    regards

    Simon

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    I can see a large credit card bill coming

    Eurostar to Kings Cross - Euston to Unknown territory beyond Luton all paid for by you because your a great dad and she will never have to pay you back!

    £475 for 3 Youths one way from Paris Nord to St Pancras I think there is a cheap bus from CDG to the station then you have the cost of the one ways to Liverpool.

    It would be cheaper to book them into a Hotel for the night and hope EasyJet can fly tomorrow!
    Last edited by m25man; 6th January 2010 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Update

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    Travel advice: what to do if your flight is disrupted -Times Online

    The rules are that they should refund her trip, but that's about it. The snow is supposed to be easing, so it would be a cost balance between getting a hotel for the night in France, or getting a train. My guess would be waiting in France would be the more suitable option - as the trains aren't exactly running 100% either...

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    write her off, you can always have another kid....


    (...joking )

    I'd go with LZ above, bedding down and waiting for the next running plane would be better, getting a train through the south east in this weather is a nightmare (hence i am working from home today)

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    You can always get the bus to save some money

    Eurolines // Home

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    Disaster has turned into adventure

    Easyjet have booked them into a hotel for 2 nights (not expected to leave until Sat morn).

    I'll be down back tomorrow to top up her account so she can eat

    NEVER EVER EVER rely on Easyjet website for info - or even the 10p/min telephone line (hidden on page 43 on website).

    I wouldn't want to travel with some one who can't even update a website - even now the easyjet website has not said the flight is cancelled !!!!!!!!

    regards

    Simon

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    Check the airport departure/arrival boards for more accurate information. In a lot of cases, cancellations are made at the local airport at the 11th hour.

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    Easyjet cancelled a flight on me once when I was trying to get home from Athens.
    I went out on the town with my Greek mates whilst I waited for the replacement aircraft, got back to the airport checked in got a proper slap up nosh with wine in the restaurant courtesy of stelios then as we boarded the man himself handed out signed letters of apology and refunded the cost of the return leg.

    I don't belive half of what people say about them, when they screw up they normally try to fix things.
    When your late or don't read the small print you deserve the butt kicking they dish out!

    Sounds like they have had a result, so party in the Buddah Bar on dads credit card sounds like a good idea!

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    Check the airport departure/arrival boards for more accurate information.
    Even when my daughter was at the check-in desk - the departure board said flight was on - the person on desk couldn't explain why the board said the flight was on when they'd known it had been off for the previous 7 hours!

    This is one of those where you had to be there otherwise you'd think I was making it up

    The fact that they are putting them up in hotel and feeding them just about stops me from taking some very extreme measures - when you get daughters - you'll understand!

    I don't blame anyone for things going wrong - I really really don't like it when its is obvious that it would have been trivial to provide information on how wrong it was going.

    regards

    Simon

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    even now at 23:00 I am not able to see that the flight has been cancelled on this website

    Answer

    Maybe its me?

    regards
    Simon

    For info - the flight number is EZY7046

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    Liverpool John Lennon Airport Arrivals and Departures

    he liverpool airoport doesnt even have a flight matching that number?

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    That site(french one) was b&*^%&*ks as well - at 1900 on Wed its still said it was taking off


    regards

    Simon
    Last edited by SimpleSi; 7th January 2010 at 12:09 AM.

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    John Lennon airport site was first one to confirm that the flight was cancelled - that was about 1800.

    There's nothing on there now because ezy7046 for Thurs 78th is not within their current display window. (Which is fair enough - they have lots of flights/carriers and its not up to them to tell public that Easyjet have given up!)

    But I'll put a large wager that they beat Eazyjet to publishing tomorrow if(when) its cancelled again


    My main problem was that I couldn't convince the parent paying for this trip that they wou;dn't be coming home - they just wouldn't believe that Easyjet had cancelled the flight but had not put it on their website!


    regards

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    To be perfectly honest in all the time I have travelled I have never ever checked the carriers website for arrivals and departures but always the Airport in question

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