Easyjet to trial giving allocated seats to passengers

Low-cost airline Easyjet says it will trial giving passengers boarding passes with allocated seat numbers.

It will start offering them on a number of limited routes.

People wanting emergency exit seats with extra leg room will pay £12, those wanting front row seats £8, while those picking seats elsewhere will pay £3.

Easyjet will then allocate remaining passengers seats free of charge, with those on the same booking reference as close together as possible.

Travel journalist Alison Rice told the BBC she believes Easyjet are trying to entice business travellers.

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