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Easyjet introduce new baggage allowance

EasyJet is altering the weight allowances for checked-in bags. The standard bag weight is being increased from 20kgs to 23kgs.

A new 15kg bag allowance will be available at a cost of £8.99. The revised hold luggage options are available online, with prices rising to £13.99 for the 23kgs allowance.

Passengers will continue to be able to pool their total weight allowance if they are travelling with family or friends on the same flight and booking.

People who have already purchased a 20kg for future flights will keep their existing allowance and will still be able to add weight to their bags up to 32kg as per the airline’s prior policy.

The new bag weight allowances only applies to new bookings.

Andrew Middleton, a director at easyJet, said: “In the last year almost half of our passengers’ hold bags contained 15kgs or less, whilst there were also millions of customers who required more weight than we previously allowed with the 20kg bag. Our new products better match those customers’ needs, ensuring we offer value for money choices for everyone, regardless of trip type or duration. “

Full article from Travel Weekley

Meet the Team

The Team. From L-R: Pippy, Sonia, Becky, Laura, Giulia Julian, Leo, Georgina and Liz

We would like to officially welcome Georgina Lucas to our Ops team in “Team France”. Georgina has recently sung with the University of Bath Chamber Choir and is a violinist, looking for a new orchestra (or two) to play with in and around West London. Georgina will mostly be working on the tours to Normandy, Brittany, The Loire, Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

Last week, we all spent a day out of the office to attend World Travel Market (WTM) at Excel. This was a great opportunity for us to refresh relationships, develop new products and destinations (watch this space for the launch of some of our new Italian services and more about Cyprus), and enjoy time with our amazing suppliers, many of whom we have worked with since OneStage started up, almost 18 years ago.

Here are a few photos of the highlights from our WTM week.

 

Music Tours in Liechtenstein: the sixth-smallest country in the world

A mix of ensembles from the Lancaster Grammar School for Girls showed Vaduz how it’s done this summer during the last of their ‘Four Countries, Four Concerts’ series, following outstanding performances in Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria. These talented young ladies rocked the town square before enjoying a walk up to the stunning, princely abode perched about Vaduz’s city centre to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Not many can say that they have temporarily raised the population of a country by 0.25% in one year: OneStage, on the other hand, can proudly boast this having sent two tours down to the doubly-landlocked principality this year for successful concerts and enjoyable sightseeing.

The composer Josef Rheinberger is arguably Liechtenstein’s most famous export (aside from false teeth) and Heritage Masterworks Chorale travelled to Vaduz this autumn specifically to perform a variety of his works in the beautiful Cathedral of St Florin. The group travels in order to perform works of composers in their home city or country and the citizens of Vaduz were certainly not disappointed with their offering. Members of the Rheinberger Association as well as a relative of the composer himself were enchanted with the performance, giving a standing ovation at the end of the concert. Followed by a mass in the Cathedral the next morning, the stunning location has left an impression on the group leader, conductor and composer Tim Knight.

‘We don’t like to be in the ‘normal’ venues that choirs tour to and we appreciated that the off the beaten track speciality that this tour needed may be a problem, however our dealing with One stage has proved to stress free and helpful, all of my choir members had a wonderful time in stunning locations with excellent hospitality…’ Tim Knight

 

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