Easyjet is introducing allocated seating from November on all flights, with all passengers given a specific seat free of charge.
The desperate and ungainly mad panic for seats will no longer be necessary. After trialling pre-assigned seating earlier this year, the airline has announced that it is scrapping speedy boarding in favour of pre-assigned seating on all routes.
Passengers who want to change their seat will be charged £12 for over-wing seats or seats in the front row, £8 for berths in the four rows behind the front row, and £3 for anywhere else on the plane.
Easyjet recently carried out a trial run of seat allocations on selected flights. The airline said the response was so positive that it has decided to push ahead with it across its networks.
Carolyn McCall, Easyjet chief executive (pictured) said: "Allocated seating gives all our passengers a better boarding experience.
"We are confident this move will make our current passengers happier."
Ms McCall added that the trial showed that allocated seating did not affect on-time performance. Other low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair, have shied away from allocated seating because they believe it makes boarding the short turnaround between flights too long and complicated.
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