While EasyJet still won’t be offering their own direct long-haul flights, they will now let customers use their website to book long-haul flights with other carriers.
This means you’ll be able to use EasyJet to get a connecting flight to locations such as Singapore, New York, and Los Angeles.
Previously, you’ve had to book each flight separately through different websites, but now you can plan your entire journey for certain long-haul trips through EasyJet alone. Hooray.
The new service is called Worldwide by EasyJet, and will use GatwickConnects to help passengers jump from one flight to another at the airport. So far, EasyJet’s teamed up with US carrier WestJet and Norwegian, which means you’ll be able to book flights to North and South America as well as Singapore.
The carrier plans to sign up other airlines to the scheme, including Middle Eastern and Asian carriers, and EasyJet hopes to introduce the service from other airports including Amsterdam and Barcelona. Interesting.
The only bad news? You’ll still need to transfer your own baggage between connecting flights. Customers will need to stop by the GatwickConnects desk to collect their bags and take them to their next flight.
There won’t be any increase in luggage prices, though, so that’s handy.