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easyJet: baggage allowance 2013. A short summary

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Confused by the baggage rules of easyJet? Is there a maximum weight for hand luggage? What is the hold baggage allowance? Read on.

easyJet: hand baggage allowance 2013

easyJet is very consistent in that they do not allow any exceptions to the single most important rule – one piece of hand baggage means one piece of hand baggage not one piece and a small personal item as is the case with many carriers.

The second thing is the size limitation. It is 56×45×25cm including wheels – it's as simple as that. Thirdly, the thing that perplexes most travellers is that there is no weight limit as such. Whether or not you manage to put the bag inside the locker without help is the only criterion.

easyJet: hold baggage allowance 2013

As for the checked baggage, abandon all hope you who are used to all-in air travel – you will be charged additional fee for your checked baggage. You are allowed to take up to 20 kg (per passenger not per bag) of baggage for a fee and you better order it online as it is cheaper.

When travelling with your friend or spouse, you are permitted to spread the weight so that your friend's bag may way 21 kg as long as the weight of yours is 19 kg. Here is how the fee is calculated when you book your luggage online:

  • £9 per 1 bag up to 20 kg online
  • £18 per 2 bags up to 20 kg combined weight online
  • £9 + £21 per 1 bag up to 23 kg online (£7 for 1 additional kg)
  • 2 times £9 plus £21 per 2 bags up to 23 kg online (£7 for 1 additional kg)

So if you are about to set off on a short getaway, think twice before you exceed the standard baggage allowance!

Read about EasyJet: check-in options
WATCH OUT! easyJet will update cabin baggage policy from July 2, 2013 – read more at easyjet.com/hand-baggage

Comments

  • Ros

    about 6 months ago

    Hi there I have printed my boarding Pass, should it Tell me on it That I have paid for one hold case,or do they not put it on there.

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  • Petra

    about 8 months ago

    Hi Malin,
    if you are able to stay under limits you don't have to declare it.

  • Malin

    about 9 months ago

    Another question do I have to declare it if I'm an eu citizen?

  • Petra

    about 9 months ago

    Hello Malin,
    it is OK to take a bottle of vodka and wine in your checked baggage. You can check all limits for Germany at http://goo.gl/9pZW79

  • Malin

    about 9 months ago

    If flying to Munich airport from uk am I allowed to take vodka and wine in my luggage as a gift ?

  • Petra

    about 9 months ago

    Hello Valerie,
    unfortunately, without knowing which travel agent you used we are not able to help you. Flights operated by easyJet are offered e.g. by SkyPicker.com - if you used this travel agent to book your flight, try to contact them at email flyhigh4low@skypicker.com. If you did it by phone please use the same phone number as you used for booking. Good luck!

  • Valerie Davies

    about 9 months ago

    I have booked a flight to Israel for the end of April. At the time of booking, I did it through a travel agent as I was not sure how to do it on line (am still learning to navigate the internet) I now need to find the place to book a suitcase into the hold. Please can you help me? Thank you.

  • Petra

    about 9 months ago

    Hello, @anne - you should still pay for bag B - theoretically, you can put or rope the two bags together so that you only have one bag.

    @anita - you can only take liquids in small bottles up to 100 ml.
    EasyJet allows only one bag so you have to put your purse in the cabin baggage.

  • anita

    about 9 months ago

    So what is the limit for liquid products allowed in hand luggages?

    also, if I have one carry on and a purse, is my purse counted as 2nd luggage?

  • anne

    about 11 months ago

    hold bags for 1 passengers

    bag A + bag B = 20kg
    is it possible to do so?
    or i still need to pay for bag B?
    if yes how to add it online?
    the website only give me add another 20kg bag..the total will be 40kg.. which is crazy

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hi Sarah,
    the limits for alcohol differs according to your destination - I would recommend to check the limits for country you are travelling to.

  • sarah

    about 1 year ago

    could you tell me how many bottles of alcohol i can take in my suit case???

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  • MacD

    about 1 year ago

    I think it is criminal that no country's government has challenged this Airline on it's criminality as to baggage fees. Imagine you pay for extra bag, but you now have to pay separately to put things inside the baggage. We all understand excess charges, but when you are sold additional baggage and you are told you have not paid for the content weight, then that is false sale. I think the the likes of Easy Jet and Ryanair have gotten away with dodgy sales technics for many years. When banks sold us PPI under some misguided notions, the government clamped down on them and promised never again should consumers be take for a ride. Well here we go again, one crafty mouse, thinking he is smarter that everyone else, trying to steal from consumers. Easy jet will do well to remember about toilet charges and how it was defeated. I think easy jets fees now need to be referred to parliament for special pricing enquiries.

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hi Victoria,
    infants travelling on an adult’s lap don’t have any cabin baggage allowance so I would recommend to carry your daughter's toys (or the whole rucksack) in your own cabin baggage. One piece of cabin baggage is only allowed in case you’ve booked a separate seat for your infant.

  • victoria

    about 1 year ago

    My 18 month old daughter would like to take her little rucksack with toys in it, is this ok?

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hi karan,
    yes even infants need their boarding pass - you can find details in easyjet's FAQs http://support.easyjet.com/…n/request.do?view()=c%7Ba46665b0-cedb-11e2-ef6e-000000000000%7D

  • karan

    about 1 year ago

    do infants have boarding passes

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hi jeff,
    you can do that via manage bookings - Add hold baggage (see this screenshot http://vvcap.net/…0wNKMt17.htp or go to https://www.easyjet.com/…t.mvc/SignIn to sign in to your booking and add extra baggage).

  • jeff

    about 1 year ago

    can anyone send me the link or tell me how can I purchase extra baggage online I leave for Europe in 4 days and I cannot contact any service rep by phone

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hi Cathy,

    although you are a pair your baggage allowance per 1 piece is still the same as for one person as easyJet doesn't support shared baggage. As mentioned in the article, you can have 20 kg baggage for £9 (one-way flight) - if you want to take 40 kgs you should divide them in 2 bags for each of you and will pay £9 for each bag.

    If you are not still sure I would recommend to call to easyJet's call centrum.

  • cathy

    about 1 year ago

    kieron is this with easyjet?

  • cathy

    about 1 year ago

    my husband and i are sharing 1 case what will be our joint allowance

  • Kieron

    about 1 year ago

    Cathy, its 40kg between the pair of you, however, the law states, any one bag cannot weigh more than 32kg, so if you take one bag, you get 32kg max.

  • cathy

    about 1 year ago

    myhusband and I are hoping to have one case what is our weight allowance for both of us

  • shazia

    about 1 year ago

    Thanks

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hello Shazia,

    if you have 1 hold luggage you will have to pay for it as it is not free with easyJet (as mentioned in the article) - however, you also have a right to carry 1 hand baggage per person. Each of you can carry 1 hand luggage (=4 pieces of hand baggage in total for all of you). Hope this helps!

  • shazia

    about 1 year ago

    I would like to tell you that we have 4 tickets of easy jet and one hold luggage so i want to know that is hold luggage is included in hand luggage or we would be only allowed 3 hand luggage and one hold luggage.....plz help

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  • Martha

    about 1 year ago

    Thank you Petra!

  • Petra

    about 1 year ago

    Hello Martha,

    one hand baggage per person should be free - however don't forget to check easyJet's new cabin baggage policy if you travel after July 2, 2013:

    "To take advantage of the guarantee, simply bring ONE slightly smaller bag no bigger than 50 x40 x 20cm including handles and wheels and we’ll guarantee it will travel with you either in the overhead locker or, if necessary, under the seat in front of you.

    You can still choose to bring ONE slightly bigger bag up to the maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels, but on some busy flights your bag may have to go into the hold."

    Check details: http://www.easyjet.com/…abin-baggage

  • Martha

    about 1 year ago

    Per Easyjet: You can take one piece of hand baggage into the cabin with you -no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25cm incl wheels.

    Question: Is there any fee for the hand baggage? Or, are we allowed 1 hand baggage per passenger for free?

    I appreciate an answer as we don't want to be hit with surprise fees.

    Thank you!

  • Petra

    about 2 years ago

    Hello,

    @Linda: as far as I know easyJet has only size limitations for cabin bags so it should not be a problem - to make sure please check details on the link below

    @anna: it is possible - however different fees apply - please check details on the links below

    All details can be found at http://www.easyjet.com/…ning/baggage
    http://www.easyjet.com/…-and-charges

  • anna

    about 2 years ago

    If we are going as a family of 4, and I purchased 2 bags totalling 40 kg. Can I just check in 2 bags up to 32 kg each? Thanks.

  • Linda

    about 2 years ago

    Is there a size limitation for checked in baggage? I have a rolling duffel bag that is 70x15x17. Can I use it as long as I follow the weight restrictions?

  • Petra

    about 2 years ago

    Hi yogi & john,

    thx for letting us know - I have just checked it and it really seems they have some unfriendly changes - more details are available at http://www.easyjet.com/…abin-baggage

  • yogi

    about 2 years ago

    has every one comprehended what easy jet have just done?
    we have all purchased tickets on the understanding that bags within a specific size would be allowed as hand luggage, all of a sudden the size has changed and we are advised that our cases may have to go into the hold.
    you notice that there is no mention if we will be charged?
    is this a cynical way of getting more money out of us?
    what criteria decides wether the plane is full is it first come first served?
    EASY JET WE WANT ANSWERS

  • john

    about 2 years ago

    Be aware the size restriction appears to now be smaller hand luggage to gaurantee getting on the plane. See easyjet size for more info

  • Petra

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Rakesh,

    it is possible but pay attention to each bag's limits (not only the total weight). Also - as mentioned in the article - a fee apply for each checked-in baggage.

  • Rakesh

    about 2 years ago

    We a group of three 6 hold bags wt 120 kg. Possible to travel in easy jet ?

  • Petra

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Helen & Frank,

    @Helen - I've travelled with hair-straightener in my hand baggage many times and nobody at the check had a problem with that. However, if you want to be 100% sure please contact the airline or go through the link below.

    @Frank - I would recommend to check updated baggage fees and allowance at http://www.easyjet.com/…ning/baggage or you can try to call to call centre to compare the fees and check all possibilities you have.

  • Frank

    about 2 years ago

    Hi, I'll be travelling with my wife and daughter and I'm guessing a total of 4 bags (unfortunately). I follow the fees described above but how much difference is the "pay at check-in" price? I'm just not sure what we'll have yet...

  • Helen

    about 2 years ago

    Petra thanks a lot.

    One more question,may I have my hair-curl/straightner or is it considered to be sharp and dangerous for being in the hand luggage?

  • Petra

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Helen,

    you can bring more - all containers must comfortably fit into a transparent, re-sealable 1 litre plastic bag, measuring no more than 20 x 20cm.

  • Helen

    about 2 years ago

    I'm about to fly with easyjet and I would have only hand luggage. I know bottles with liquid must not be over 100ml, but does that count as a total per traveller or can I have e.g. my eye contact cleanser plus my face cream and my cosmetics?

  • Em

    about 2 years ago

    I'm going away for a little while and I was wondering if I could take 2 pieces of hand luggage ?

  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    @"do not fly with easy jet"

    Well, there's plenty of other carriers for travellers to choose!

  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Gemma Myers,

    Unfortunately, there's a rule whereby you cannot exceed the 40kg.

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

  • do not fly with easy jet

    about 2 years ago

    rubbish luggage policy for ripoff

  • gemma myers

    about 2 years ago

    Hi can you tell me if i have 3 bags and each bag weighs up to 20k each. Can i bring all my baggage with me, as long as i have paid for extra baggage on line

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  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    Hello Billie,
    Your partner is right. A couple of years ago EU introduced restrictions concerning liquids in hand baggage. All liquids (not just water, it may even be a hand lotion) must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100 ml. The volume refers to the container so that a bit of hair shampoo in a big bottle may still pose a problem.

    Good luck!

  • Billie

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Iv never taken hand luggage before and booked my flights with hand luggage only...my partner says I can't take liquids on board the plain...is this true or would my makeup and toiletries be okay?...

  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    Hi Ashleigh,

    It should not be a problem as long as it is the only piece of hand-baggage she carries on board.

    good luck
    S.B.

  • Ashleigh Milne

    about 2 years ago

    Will my daughter be allowed to take her art portfolio as hand luggage, she can not fold it and it can't b put in the hold

  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    Hello duck,

    So do we.

    Good duck.. ehh I mean, good luck!

  • duck

    about 2 years ago

    i like ducks

  • S.B.

    about 2 years ago

    Hello Mike,

    The online price of baggage may differ (£8 - £18 per bag/flight) depending on the route and the season pretty much the same as is the case with Ryanair. The fee at the airport is £25 whereas at the check-in and £40 at the gate. At least that's what the customer service says.

    hope it helps!
    good luck

  • Mike

    about 2 years ago

    easyjet are quoting not £9.00 per 20kg bag but £15.50 for a trip to Iceland! Also, everywhere I look tells me it costs more to pay for your hold luggage at check-in, so pay fr it when you book online, but nowhere can I find details of how much it costs to pay when you check-in at the airport - and ceratinly not on the easyjet site. Does anyone have any idea as to the costs, please?

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