Opinion: New EasyJet website scraps best feature

Many times, I have booked weekends away after spotting a cheap flight on that lovely grid.

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The re-boot of Easy Jet’s website has been a disaster. Just take a look at social media, and you will see a catalogue of complaints from disgruntled customers.

Why EasyJet chose to change a site – which was frankly brilliant – will remain one of the great mysteries of our time.

This redesigned, mobile-focused effort has been beset by bugs, timeouts, booking issues and countless other errors.

THREE WEEK VIEW DISASTER

The most appealing part of the old site – and probably a source of huge revenue- was the three week view. It was a grid – that millions of customers were familiar with – in which you could see the price of flights for weeks ahead.

Many times, I have booked weekends away after spotting a cheap flight on that lovely grid.

Now, alas, it has gone and been replaced by a tiny bar chart, which is neither use nor ornament. It is probably the most monumental blunder in the whole restructuring of the Easy Jet website.

Goodness knows how much revenue they will loose from scrapping this feature.

The only upside was, after frustratingly trying to navigate the new EasyJet website, I decided to hop over the RyanAir and got return tickets for a weekend in Brussels for 79 euros. Every cloud…

 

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