Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Travel Disruption & Cultural Clanger for easyJet

A number of easyJet flights have been cancelled in Italy due to industrial action. Routes affected include Venice to Gatwick/berlin/Rome nine other destinations.

There has been further news from easyJet HQ as they have announced that they have teamed up with the Nectar points card scheme. The popular loyalty card will allow customers to exchange points for flights. People will not earn points for buying flights however.

easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCal: 'Unlike traditional flight point schemes, customers can get a discount on any flight, any day across the easyJet network. In real terms, 500 nectar points will be worth £2.50.

In not so good news for the carrier, easyJet has made a serious error by trying to serve pork to Jewish customers on a flight to Israel. Passenger Victor Kaufman said: 'It was a little insensitive. I think they need a lesson on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East.'

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