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!
|WATCH OUT! easyJet will update cabin baggage policy from July 2, 2013 – read more at easyjet.com/hand-baggage|