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A warning on easyJet Flight Club

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  • Niall

    This may be niche, but for anybody considering EasyJet Flight Club (their ‘secret’ frequent flyer scheme), they are now closed to new applicants.

    Note I was not told this across multiple correspondence with EasyJet and only received this in an email long after I would qualified. The excuse was ‘covid’.

    Hopefully others aren’t in the situation I am, having switched a lot of flights to EasyJet only to have time wasted and no benefit.

    I will update when/if it comes back.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Thanks. Yes, I’d heard this – was in the back of my mind to write something but never got around to it. May do so now.

    Lady London

    Surprised you would mention ‘new applicants’.

    I thought membership was only when triggered by them. You couldn’t apply for it.

    CarpalTravel

    You are right LL, it was, I was invited to join soon after it was started. Never made any use of it, but definitely liked knowing it was there. I am guessing it is a terminology issue here, merely that they are no longer inviting.

    PeteM

    This may be niche, but for anybody considering EasyJet Flight Club (their ‘secret’ frequent flyer scheme), they are now closed to new applicants.

    Note I was not told this across multiple correspondence with EasyJet and only received this in an email long after I would qualified. The excuse was ‘covid’.

    Hopefully others aren’t in the situation I am, having switched a lot of flights to EasyJet only to have time wasted and no benefit.

    I will update when/if it comes back.

    Out of interest – what was the appeal? The benefits don’t look crazy amazing to me?

    Bill

    Oh damm. This is dreadful news….

    Niall

    Sorry, new applicants was my poor wording. Easyjet said:

    ‘I can confirm that we are currently not accepting new flight club member due to the covid 19 travel restrictions and the impact it has on the operation of our flights.’

    I responded two and half weeks ago but no reply yet which is within the norm of their response times.

    The appeal for me is just one thing, the fee free changes. I fly almost weekly between London and Belfast. The ability to move flights if plans/work changes is excellent. You pay the fare difference, but it’s fairly easy for me to replace a cheap fare flight now with another cheap fare flight a few months later.

    NorthernLass

    The change fees are pretty hideous, especially after all the free flexibility during the pandemic. A short golden era of being able to book cheap flights and move them to peak holiday periods!

    memesweeper

    @niall

    My membership has lapsed, but when I had it it was super useful, and made and kept EasyJet as my ‘go to’ LCC. I now have no reason to favour them over any other airline. Their loss in the long run.

    Niall

    @niall

    Their loss in the long run.

    It’s true. With me it is their loss even in the short term. I hit the 20 flights requirement for an invite within 5 months (and 6 more flights with them shortly after). But I did stop booking EasyJet when it was proving impossible to get any answers on flight club from them, and because even before I found out they weren’t inviting new members, I lost approx £200 on flights I expected to be able to move but couldn’t because of what I expected to just be a delay in getting my invite out.

    Seems more than a little foolish of EasyJet to annoy some of their most frequent flyers.

    Ah well, I’ll hit BA gold this year and whatever else BA has done or could be expected to do, I doubt they’d email people with 700 tier points to say they’re not accepting new Executive club Silver members!

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    Richie

    My guess is they may be planning some sort of new club.

    Niall

    My guess is they may be planning some sort of new club.

    It’s a nice thought, but wouldn’t they be likely to stay quiet on the reason if that were the case? Instead they have said:

    ‘due to the covid 19 travel restrictions and the impact it has on the operation of our flights.’

    CarpalTravel

    Absolutely no chance of it being a new club. There were very good reasons why Flight Club was as manual and discreet as it was.

    Niall

    An update that isn’t much of an update. On 17 July I asked EasyJet for an explanation. 8.5 weeks later I got this:

    Regarding your request to join the Flight Club program, we are not sending any invitations at this time.

    The reason for this is due to the uncertainty with the Covid-19 pandemic. As the validity of the membership is dependent on how frequently you fly, we have decided not to send out any invitations as customers might not be able to fly as they used to.

    This is of course not a permanent decision as it remains under review so I can confirm that once we are sending invitations, we will be sending them out to customers who meet the requirements for an invitation.

    Please be advised that there is no update on when we will accept new flight club members.

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