Do remember this

Easyjet employees lack the brusque ferocity of their RyanAir counterparts — which may explain why they are not quite as efficient at getting passengers on and off aircraft. But they certainly have a odd way with the English language which requires them to use the verb “do” in redundant ways. Samples from today’s flight:

  • We do hope you have a pleasant journey.
  • I do apologise: we don’t have any five-Euro notes.
  • We do thank you for flying with Easyjet.
  • We do hope to see you again soon.
  • It’s too systematic for it not to be company policy.