What is easyJet policy on carry-on allowance?
All easyJet fares include a carry-on allowance of one piece of hand luggage, which does not mean one piece and a small personal item like many carriers permit. Only certain passengers may take on board an additional smaller bag, such as a handbag or laptop bag. Cabin space is limited to 70 cabin bags, so all remaining cabin bags will be transferred to the hold and can be collected on arrival from the baggage carousel.
What is easyJet policy on checked baggage?
EasyJet offers no free baggage allowance for Standard fares.
There is a free baggage allowance of one standard bag up to 23 kg for FLEXI fares.
A good tip is to book this type of luggage when booking the flights because this way is much cheaper than paying for it directly at the airport. You can add up to 3 items of checked baggage plus one item of sports equipment per passenger while making the reservation online. There is a charge for each checked item. If you need to carry more than 3 pieces, it is necessary that you call easyJet’s Customer Service Team.
The standard weight of checked baggage is 23 kg per bag. It is important for you to know that no single piece of checked baggage can weigh more than 32 kg.
The maximum size for hold luggage is 275 cm (length + width + height), with the exception of medical and sports equipment.
You can bring on board one bag up to the maximum dimension of 56 x 45 x 25 cm comprising wheels and handles; nevertheless, there is not a weight limit for this piece.
The cardholders of easyJet Plus and Flexi fare, easyJet Extra Legroom or Upfront customers are allowed one additional piece of hand baggage no bigger than 45 x 36 x 20 cm.
EasyJet wants to be fair in its approach, so it accepts the standard size Trunki of 46 x 20.5 x 31 cm as a cabin bag, although the depth slightly surpasses the maximum depth of 20 cm. Please note that a larger bag will have to fulfill the maximum size cabin bag recommendations, which means that it might have to go in the hold on full flights.
Your one cabin bag allowance includes a laptop case, handbag, briefcase, rucksack, or a wedding dress carrier. Please keep in mind that all of these items will be classified as your unique cabin bag permitted. Other things permissible in the cabin, in addition to your one cabin bag allowance, include a shawl, overcoat, walking stick or crutches and one standard size bag containing duty free products.
It is advisable to get early to the boarding gate in order to increase the chances of placing your hand baggage in the overhead compartment because, in full flights, not all the hand bags will be able to fit inside these sections. The boarding gates close 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight.
The carry-on baggage will be verified for size with a gauge at the Bag Drop desks and also at the boarding gate. In the situation that your hand baggage surpasses the maximum dimensions, when verified at the Bag Drop desk, it will be sent to the aircraft hold, and a charge of £40 will apply.
If it is the case that you happen to go directly to the boarding gate, and your unique allowed carry-on luggage surpasses the permitted size, your bag will be checked and sent to the hold. In this circumstance, a charge of £50 will apply.
Concerning the checked luggage, easyJet will charge an extra fee for it. The easiest and cheapest way to add hold luggage to your booking is online or via the easyJet App at the time of booking, through Manage Booking, or during Online Check-in.
|Checked Baggage||Online||At the Airport|
|Checked Bag up to 15 kg||£6.99 – 34.99 per bag (depending on the route)||Not available|
|Checked Bag up to 23 kg||£9.49 – 37.49 per bag (depending on the route)|
£40 – at Bag Drop desk
£50 – at boarding gate
|Excess Weight up to 32 kg||£12 per 3 kg (only in increments of 3 kg)||£12 per kg|
The minimum allowance a passenger, including children and infants, can purchase is one bag, and the maximum is three bags (excluding sports equipment). A standard hold bag can weigh up to 23 kg. If you need or would like to transport a heavier item, it is possible to purchase online extra weight in 3 kg increments, until a maximum weight of 32 kg per bag (up to 27 kg for a 15 kg hold bag). If your hold luggage weighs more than your pre-purchased allowance when you arrive at the airport, easyJet will charge a fee for each additional kilo.
If you add checked baggage to your booking online, the baggage allowance will apply to all flights on your booking (for example, for both outbound and return flight). If you wish to add baggage to selected flights only within a booking, or different baggage allowances for your flights, you will only be able to do this directly at the airport.
Here you can see an example of how the fee is calculated when booking a round trip London – Paris and adding hold baggage online:
- £20.99 one-way per 1 bag up to 15 kg – £41.98 round trip.
- £23.49 one-way per 1 bag up to 23 kg – £46.98 round trip.
- £47.49 one-way per 1 bag up to 29 kg (£23.49 + £24; £12 per 3 extra kg) – £94.98 round trip.
A typical characteristic of easyJet is that you can split your total baggage weight allowance, but no individual bag can be heavier than 32 kg because of safety and health reasons. For example, a passenger with two pieces hold baggage, one 15 kg hold bag and one 23 kg hold bag, is permitted to transport a maximum weight of 38 kg, so he or she could pool this baggage allowance by carrying one bag that weighs 20 kg and another bag weighing 18 kg.
If traveling with your spouse, friend (in general two passengers on the same reservation), you can share the total weight. For example, if each has purchased one 15 kg hold bag, the total baggage allowance adds up to 30 kg. They could share their combined baggage allowance by bringing one bag that weighs 17 kg and another bag weighing 13 kg.
Musical instruments can be transported as hold baggage items. You will need to pay the normal luggage fee. If a musical instrument weighs more than 15 or 23 kg, you are able to pay for extra weight up to 32 kg online. If you do not do this, you will have to pay for the additional weight at the airport, which will cost you much more money.
EasyJet divides sport equipment in two categories: large sports equipment and small sports equipment.
Small sports equipment comprise ski equipment, golf bags, diving equipment, snowboards, paragliders, firearms, and pole vault up to 450 cm and has a weight allowance of 20 kg, and fees are as follows:
- If you book online – £37 per flight.
- If you pay at the airport – £47 per flight.
Large sports equipment comprise hang gliders, bicycles, surfboards, windsurfing boards, kayaks, and canoes and has a weight allowance of 32 kg, and fees are as follows:
- If you book online – £45 per flight.
- If you pay at the airport – £55 per flight.
There is a limit of one item of sports equipment per passenger. Also, a maximum of six large sports equipment articles can be added per online reservation, and this is a rule even if there are more than six persons on the reservation. If you want to transport more than this number of items, it is advisable to call Customer Services.
Keep in mind that it is not possible to buy extra weight for sports equipment when booking online. If a passenger purchases the right to carry an item of sports equipment, he or she can combine the weight of this article with his or her other checked baggage.