2 pieces of news valid for the whole 2020, Easyjet hand luggage policy: click here.
As we have already explained for other airlines, baggage size ALWAYS creates many PROBLEMS while booking a flight online.
In fact, all companies have different rules and these rules change constantly. What’s the solution? The ultimate guide to solve all problems with Easyjet.
To avoid this nightmare, we have written a practical guide, without mincing words, that you can consult both before and during your trips (we really could have used that in the past…), divided by index and by topic, to be even clearer.
What are the weight and dimensions of the EASYJET HAND LUGGAGE POLICY?
Easyjet hand luggage size must not exceed: 56×45×25 cm, including handles and wheels. There are no weight limits, you just have to be able to lift the hand luggage and store it in the overhead bins.
How much does it cost if I don’t comply with Easyjet hand luggage policy?
Hand luggage that exceeds the above mentioned dimensions and therefore cannot be inserted in the suitcase “meter” will be checked in at an additional cost of €60, at the boarding gate.
Instead if you get “caught” at the check-in counter, it’s €45. Costs and charges
EASYJET ADDITIONAL BAGGAGE (ONLY for Easyjet plus card, flexi tariff)
Additional Easyjet baggage, such as a bag or backpack, must be placed under the seat and cannot exceed:
45cm x 36cm x 20cm
ACCESSORIES: 1 simple but effective trick
In addition to hand luggage, you can bring for free small accessories such as sticks, umbrellas, crutches and anything bought at the Duty free.
“So what?”, you’re probably wondering.
This last option could become an interesting trick…
Simple, do you have something in your suitcase that just doesn’t want to fit? Something that you really want to bring with you without spending tons of money on taxes?
Here is the solution:
Buy something quite massive at the Duty free and hide your item in the bag as well! These bags never get checked.
Obviously do not overdo it, an object or two, not more! Maybe a shirt or a pair of socks, but not grandma’s embroidered blanket or a kettle!
EASYJET HOLD BAGGAGE: 3 rules to not make mistakes
If you want to add in addition to the Easyjet hand luggage also the hold baggage, the measurements must not exceed 275 cm (adding length, width and height).
Each person has the opportunity to purchase up to 3 hold baggage with different weight options depending on the budget available (the cost changes according to weight and route).
These are the options available:
- 15 kg baggage;
- 23 kg Standard luggage;
- Baggage up to 32 kg. (Max. allowed weight)
EASYJET HAND BAGGAGE: rules for children
The British company differentiates the hand luggage allowance for children according to their age:
- Children under the age of 2 years (without seat): they can carry a small bag with a maximum size of 45×36×20 cm
- Children over 2 years of age (with seat): the same rules apply as for adults, so they have 1 standard size hand luggage
In addition, for every child under the age of five it’s allowed the carrying of a stroller + one of the following items:
- Booster seat
- Baby cot
- Travel cot
Update 2019-2020 Easyjet hand luggage policy
News number 1: no more guaranteed hand luggage
Dear Traveler, beware that for 2019 (and throughout 2020 until further notice) there will no longer be Easyjet hand luggage guaranteed!
In fact, in the event of full flights and lack of space in the overhead bins, the baggage will be checked in the hold at no additional cost.
On the other hand, nothing changes for Easyjet Plus owners or for those who decide to buy Easyjet Flexi tariff, whose baggage dimensions remain those mentioned above.
So the only “problem” that will afflict us citizens of the world will be the awaiting at baggage carousels to collect our suitcases (and the hope that the suitcase will appear sooner or later!).
Please Note: As a precaution put a label with all your data, even on hand luggage. (it might seem obvious but we forgot several times!).
News number 2: Hands free option, move as comfortable as possible to the gate
The airline decided to introduce a novelty for 2019 and for the whole 2020:
If you want to forget about your Easyjet hand luggage and have a preferential lane at baggage claim (also for checked baggage), at a cost of 7 euros you can check in your hand luggage and see it come out first from the baggage carousels at the arrival at your favorite destination.
How to do that?
Go to the Easyjet plus baggage drop-off and simply deliver your Easyjet hand luggage and you will be “hands free” as the offer’s name says.
Once the baggage has been delivered, you will be ready to go with your hands free.
In addition, your luggage will have priority at the conveyor belts but this is not all, you will also have priority to board the plane first, showing the hostesses at the gate the label that they will give you at the check-in.
One more thing! Did you find this practical guide useful?
We’ll wait for your suggestions to put them in this guide, so that we can help each other!
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