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EasyJet Offers Extra Summer Seats from London Gatwick… and Extends “Protection Promise”

Pictured: winners of EasyJet’s Future Flight Competition (Photos by Doug Peters/PA Wire)

The launch of EasyJet’s “Big Orange Sale” is scheduled to add more than one million extra summer seats from London Gatwick to destinations including Spain’s top holiday hotspots.

Launched this month, the sale offers “up to 25 per cent off selected flights, and up to £300 off package holidays to over 100 destinations, with thousands of free child holiday places available on EasyJet holidays”.

The low-cost airline, which operates regular services to and from Corvera Airport Murcia, has also announced an extension of its “Protection Promise” policies to 2022, “to continue providing customers with peace of mind when booking their flights”.

“Big Orange Sale” from London Gatwick

EasyJet is offering up to 25 per cent discounts for seats on selected flights to and from the UK between 18 January 2022 and 30 September 2022 – covering over 110 destinations. The airline is also putting more than 1.1 million seats on sale from its largest base (London Gatwick) for summer 2022, “providing customers with even more choice to get away and select from an unrivalled range of destinations, with a convenient schedule and great-value fares”.

According to EasyJet, “Those looking for a package getaway can save £300 on their holiday with a minimum spend of £3,000, £150 off holidays with a minimum spend of £1,500 and £100 on a minimum spend of £700, using code BIGSALE. The code can be applied at checkout and can be used on all EasyJet Holidays’ beach, city and lakes packages taking off between 1 January 2022 and 31 October 2023, meaning holidaymakers can make the most of the tour operator’s recently launched summer 2023 holidays. The sale also sees the return of thousands of free child places on beach holidays taking off in summer 2022, including during school holidays.”

The discounted seats and holidays are available to book until midnight on Tuesday 11 January for flights at EasyJet.com and until 10pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022 for holidays at EasyJet.com/holidays.

“Protection Promise” Extension

In announcing the sale, EasyJet Holidays commercial director Paul Bixby said, “Of course, we know there is still some uncertainty around booking holidays, which is why we offer industry leading flexibility so our customers know that, if things change, they’re protected.”

Until 31 March 2022, notes EasyJet, “all customers can continue to make changes to their flights without a change fee up to two hours before departure, providing even more last-minute flexibility. There are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers with both new and existing bookings can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network… This means that, if there are some travel restrictions impacting their destination country, customers can easily change their trip to another country on EasyJet’s network.”

Winners Of Future Flight Competition

Eight-year-old Cerys from Norfolk and Lara (15) from Surrey have been named as the winners of EasyJet’s “Aircraft of the Future” competition following a nationwide contest.

The airline launched the competition to “challenge the next generations of engineers to design their vision for future flying – a passenger plane for travelling across Europe powered by a sustainable energy source”.

Entries included designs inspired by solar-powered wings as well as more unconventional energy sources such as hamster-wheel and worm-powered planes. The designs also featured a selection of sustainably sourced materials including seats made from coconuts (coir), one of the thickest and most resistant natural fibres available, according to EasyJet.

“Cerys’ winning design centred on battery power, with solar-powered wings and reusable cups for passengers made of processed banana leaves. Lara’s design looked at using pressurised hydrogen and fuel-cell stacks to generate electricity to power their passenger aircraft of the future. Lara’s aeroplane also took inspiration from the animal kingdom, with material replicating fish scales for the plane’s fuselage, intended to decrease drag for the plane to improve fuel-efficiency.”

Cerys and Lara received prizes in the form of a 3-D model and rendering of their design, as well as an experience in an EasyJet full-flight simulator and return flights to anywhere on the airline’s network for the winner’s immediate family.

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