Prince William and Princess Kate Fly...EasyJet?
What shows the world that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are just normal people? Flying commercial airlines of course. What makes that statement even bolder? Naturally, flying low-cost carrier EasyJet. Prince William decided to whisk his princess bride off to a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps and the airline just happened to have the perfect route.
The trip was meant to be a romantic week vacation after the Prince was away for Valentine's Day on official Royal Air Force duty, but it wasn't a total couples retreat; they traveled with Kate's parents, who paid for the getaway. It does sound as if someone splurged for the "speedy boarding" option; the royals had a police escort to the empty orange bird in Geneva, Switzerland. After the rest of the passengers boarded the aircraft, most were completely surprised to see the royal couple belted and ready for departure to Manchester, UK.
It is nice to know that even the future King and Queen of England can keep costs to a minimum while traveling. On a recent search from Geneva to Manchester, flights could cost as much a $410 each way. Where they saved on airfare, they spent on the renowned Trois Vallees ski resort, where a full chalet can run 1500 euros per night.
Although the Royals followed all regulated security procedures, there's no word if they got to use LCC's new trial of pre-selecting their seats, or if either were stuck in a middle seat. Either way, it is not the first time they have flown with no-frills carriers such as EasyJet. The monarchs traveled on Flybe to attend a wedding last year and even Queen Elizabeth II hopped Porter Airlines last year in Canada.