Seat booking trial for easyJet

Allocated seats for easyJet passengers will be trialled by the airline Credit: REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Passengers on easyJet could get allocated seats in a new trial announced by the budget airline.

The test, which has cost easyJet £5 million in computer expenses to adapt its booking system to reserved seating, will last for the summer.

All passengers will be given an allocated seat but can pay £12 for a space with extra leg room, £8 for the front seats or £3 for any other seat.