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#21
Raleigh, N.C.
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We had our flights booked through EZAir for our British isles cruise last month. I liked that we could choose the dates we flew since we wanted to go several days before the cruise to have time in London. For our Delta flights, we could sign in and choose our seats. On the return flight from Heathrow to New York, it was a Delta flight code but really a Virgin Atlantic flight. For that one, we had to wait 72 hours before the flight to choose our seats. We had to join Virgin's free frequent flyer program to do that.
#22
Oregon, USA
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Joined Aug 2003
Sounds like overall, most like EZ. I can't book flights yet because my cruise is in 2019, but I'm definitely going to use them when I do. Thanks for all the information!!
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#23
California
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Originally posted by geoherb
We had our flights booked through EZAir for our British isles cruise last month. I liked that we could choose the dates we flew since we wanted to go several days before the cruise to have time in London. For our Delta flights, we could sign in and choose our seats. On the return flight from Heathrow to New York, it was a Delta flight code but really a Virgin Atlantic flight. For that one, we had to wait 72 hours before the flight to choose our seats. We had to join Virgin's free frequent flyer program to do that.
We flew Virgin Atlantic (SFO to Heathrow) in April and they were amazing. We did their premium economy and it was THE best experience. It wasn't through EZ Air though.
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#24
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Originally posted by LC1950
Hi Kiwimum, A few days ago I booked an international flight thru' EZAir for the first time. Could you elaborate on how you were able to select your seats please? LOL being new to this EZAir thingie I can't find where I can do this. Thanks in advance.
Not Kiwimum but have some international seat assignment experiences.

With most US airlines (not a US airline's code share on a non-US airline) it's possible to go to the airline's website to make a free seat assignment.

With most non-US airlines most passengers in basic coach have to pay a non-refundable fee to reserve a seat prior to check-in. For my EZair KLM flights we were able to pay for seat assignments on their website. That was before Princess paid for the tickets which I've read that with some airlines payment must be made before seats can be reserved.

Here's a copy of the form if a passenger's airline requires airfare payment before making seat reservations.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/attac...4&d=1485971097

So your experiences can vary based upon your airline's policies.

Hopefully others can share their experiences to give you a better idea of what may be expected.
#25
Australia
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Joined Sep 2012
Thanks Astro Flyer. We'll be flying Emirates from Singapore to Melbourne Australia so not involved with US airlines at all. Great choices and even better pricing thru' EZ Air Still a ways off until final payment so I'll wait until after that to check if I can choose our seats. LOL DH is being an old fusspot, he wants a window seat.
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#26
Blue Planet
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Our experience with EzAir is that its often by far the cheapest for long distance international one way flights. Just have to watch their connection times for being way too short and of course their routing which can be a long duration magical mystery tour.

And as we like repositioning cruises then its great for us.

For US internal flights I like to try to book Southwest if possible on one of their sales, nice airline and 2 free checked bags.
#27
Two Rivers, Wisc.
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I like EZ Air, as long as you do some checking elsewhere, flights might be cheaper on EZ air. I'm generally on positioning cruises so EZ air is way cheaper than booking on my own. When I'm flying to Europe (Oct.), Buenos Aires in Feb. I want the security of booking a flight with Princess.

As previous poster stated, when I did a New England to Florida cruise, I booked my own, United to Canada, Southwest direct to MKE on the way home. You can't beat Southwest!
#28
west coast of Canada
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Joined May 2004
I saved a couple hundred $ on my Ez Air flight from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale in November.
I was able to rebook without any extra charges. $454 return with good connections is a great price from Vancouver.
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#29
Ottawa, Ontario
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Joined Nov 2016
Here's my 2 cents:

As others have said, I find good deals on international flights. Often better than booking directly through the airline.

I once had an issue with my return flight. The airline cancelled my connection from Toronto Pearson to Ottawa and rebooked me on a flight that gave me a 12 hour layover in Toronto. I called my PVP and he worked with EZAir to get me rebooked on a much earlier connection, no change in air fare or anything.
#30
Edmonton, Canada
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Joined Dec 2013
I booked my flights from Edmonton (Canada) and liked being able to make free changes/cancellations up to 45 days to the departing flight. Prices fluctuated, over a few months, and saved an additional $150 before the 45 day limit.
#31
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Originally posted by LC1950
Hi Kiwimum, A few days ago I booked an international flight thru' EZAir for the first time. Could you elaborate on how you were able to select your seats please? LOL being new to this EZAir thingie I can't find where I can do this. Thanks in advance.


LC1950, your confirmation from Princess contains the airline locator which gives you access to your reservation. I am sure it varies from airline to airline and class of service when they allow advance seat selection. For our upcoming BA flight to LHR I was able to select seats at the time I booked online. We usually travel PE or Business on BA and have never paid for early seat selection.


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#32
Northern California
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Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by Griller
Just have to watch their connection times for being way too short and of course their routing which can be a long duration magical mystery tour.

For example:

American Airlines, Qantas
Sacramento
05 MAR 18
10:55 PM

SMF CLT JFK LAX SYD

Sydney
08 MAR 18
8:30 AM
Arrives next day

Fortunately, I was able to select a better option for a little more

Virgin Australia
Sacramento
06 MAR 18
5:10 PM

SMF LAX SYD

Sydney
08 MAR 18
8:05 AM
Arrives next day

This option had 3 hours at LAX. Another option had 45 minutes.
#33
Australia
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Joined Sep 2012
Originally posted by kiwimum
LC1950, your confirmation from Princess contains the airline locator which gives you access to your reservation. I am sure it varies from airline to airline and class of service when they allow advance seat selection. For our upcoming BA flight to LHR I was able to select seats at the time I booked online. We usually travel PE or Business on BA and have never paid for early seat selection.


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Thanks Kiwimum. I've checked out reservation and no, cannot select seats at this time. Final payment isn't due for a while so once that's done will try and get seat allocation then. If not will take pot luck when checking in. LOL DH will just have to pull up his big boy undies and get over it.
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#34
USA/NZ
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Joined Nov 2010
LC1950, look at the price difference between economy and premium economy you might be surprised if you are flying BA. More legroom, free luggage, better food. Seats can be selected before final payment.


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#35
Canada
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Joined Jun 2014
Originally posted by M4dC0w
I booked my flights from Edmonton (Canada) and liked being able to make free changes/cancellations up to 45 days to the departing flight. Prices fluctuated, over a few months, and saved an additional $150 before the 45 day limit.
I'm a bit confused.

If I have a cruise booked, but it is before final payment, when I go to ezair, can i book a flexible fare rate and not pay until 45 days prior, or does that mean my rate could go up? (ie-do you have to pay the airfare to actually lock in the price?)?
#36
Australia
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Joined Sep 2012
Kiwimum, we're flying Singapore to Melbourne on Emirates in business. We're saving over $750 with EZ Air compared to the price on Emirates website.. So happy campers in that respect Any seat in business class is fine with me. Honestly, why my DH wants a window seat I can't fathom. It's an overnight flight - there's nothing to see except maybe the moon? And knowing him he'll probably spend most of the flight snoring.

BA was not one of the airlines offered on EZ Air for this route.
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#37
USA/NZ
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Originally posted by LC1950
Kiwimum, we're flying Singapore to Melbourne on Emirates in business. We're saving over $750 with EZ Air compared to the price on Emirates website.. So happy campers in that respect Any seat in business class is fine with me. Honestly, why my DH wants a window seat I can't fathom. It's an overnight flight - there's nothing to see except maybe the moon? And knowing him he'll probably spend most of the flight snoring.



BA was not one of the airlines offered on EZ Air for this route.


Safe travels, Enjoy your flight and select a seat in the aisle across from DH. We do not sit next to each other on any flights.


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#38
Hollister, CA
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Joined Jul 2015
EZ air was awesome for our upcoming Mediterranean Cruise. The cost was much lass than I could find anywhere else from California to Europe and back. I was able to adjust our flights to stay extra days on both ends of the trip.
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#39
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Joined Dec 2009
Originally posted by tonyweir
EZ air was awesome for our upcoming Mediterranean Cruise. The cost was much lass than I could find anywhere else from California to Europe and back. I was able to adjust our flights to stay extra days on both ends of the trip.
That's a great point...by arriving a couple of days early we saved more than enough money to pay for a pre-cruise visit.

Since they allow one-way flights we're paying $241 for Flexible EZair from LA to Barcelona. The return flight from FLL was $300 so it was better to instead use SWA points.
#40
627 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by Shadow9612
I'm a bit confused.

If I have a cruise booked, but it is before final payment, when I go to ezair, can i book a flexible fare rate and not pay until 45 days prior, or does that mean my rate could go up? (ie-do you have to pay the airfare to actually lock in the price?)?
EZ air does not need to be paid until final payment and the beauty of this service is that if the price drops and you call, you will get the lower price but if it goes up, you will still get the price you currently have. What I find amazing is that whether or not you are using a TA, Princess will adjust the price for you quickly and easily. Last week our February flight from Newark to LA dropped a little. I called Princess and got the reduction. The very next day it dropped even more. Once again Princess adjusted. I check at least twice a day. We are now paying $301.50 pp for non stop afternoon flights. Couldn't do this with a booking directly with the airlines! Princess was even able to get us seats on one of the flights. Keep in mind since this is actually a rebooking, you will need to get seats each time you make a change. Sometimes you will need to go through the airline for seats.
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