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After flying from Dublin to Amsterdam on Aer Lingus and staying overnight at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the citizenM hotel, it was time to fly the final leg. This time I was joining two friends and flying with easyJet, who I haven’t flown since 2010.

Quite frankly, the flight was a steal, costing €32.49, and I booked two and a half weeks before departure, after another airline cancelled their flight. To sit together, we paid an additional €4.99 each. If you don’t pay this, the only way to sit together is to check in one after the other, as easyJet assign as you check in otherwise.

Time To Fly easyJet

After meeting a friend off the 5:55am train, we sped through the airport socially distancing in our masks. Amsterdam has newer security scanners meaning everything can stay in your bag, which I adore. Once at the gate, easyJet announced there would be no Speedy Boarding and called everyone by rows.

U27925 – Amsterdam to Nice (AMS-NCE)

24 August 2020

Airbus A320 – OE-IJU

Seat: Economy 26B

Departure: 07:00 Arrival: 09:00

We boarded through the rear door, stowed our cabin baggage and sat down. It is lucky we pre-selected our seats, because the flight turned out to be almost completely full.

Soon enough, the cabin crew came through and closed the overhead lockers. After the safety demonstration we headed to the runway and took to the sky pretty quickly.

Our easyJet A320 Cabin

In Europe, easyJet is considered the “better” low cost airline, as opposed to their competition, Ryanair. I find it pretty correct, and I think that’s just because of the cabin ambiance.

They have a more standard cabin with less eye watering colours, which just feels nicer all round. Either way, I had no problems at all with it.

I’m Hungry, Give Me Food!

After flying for a bit, I asked my friend to flag down a passing stewardess and ask if we were having cabin service. Perhaps I’m too used to business class, but it felt like we had waited a while. Plus, Aer Lingus are not serving food on board right now on European flights and I had just flown them, so I thought it might be the case here.

The crew member replied tartly that yes, there was service and it would start soon. Well, okay then! Surely enough, the trolley soon arrived and we ordered what we wanted.

Price wise, the Mezze Snack Box comes in at €6 on the menu, while the water is €2.50 and the coffee €3.00. The drinks are highway robbery, but since I had wine the night before, I couldn’t care less and just paid up.

Once I had the food, I chilled for the rest of the flight. We landed in Nice and deplaned through the rear door, and soon enough were in the terminal and the flight was over.

How About A 25 Second Video?

On a whim, I took a quick video of the cabin from my seat. It just pans around my seating area and tray tables and shows the view from my seat at the back.

Exciting stuff, I know, but it does give you that being there feeling a picture just can’t!

Overall Thoughts

easyJet offer a very good product at a very good price. The cabin crew fulfilled their roles professionally and I thought the buy on board offering to be fine.

Cabin comfort is very good though I found the tray tables to be on the meagre side. If the big orange actually flew to Dublin, I would probably use them over Ryanair. However, they tried that once, got burned and never came back, which is a shame.

What do you think of easyJet? Are they your airline of choice? How about that full service during a pandemic? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

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“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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