It’s no surprise you’ve got a seat on one of the biggest airlines in Europe.
But what about your bags?
Sure, easyJet hand luggage allowance and baggage costs aren’t as strict as those of Ryanair or other airline companies but it’s best know what you’re dealing with ahead of time.
Let us explain all you need to know when it comes to easyJet hand luggage, including liquids and food, and then get you ready to fly with their checked baggage sizes, weights, and associated fees.
easyJet Hand Luggage Allowance
Each passenger is allowed only one piece of hand baggage on-board.
The easyJet hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm including the wheels and any handles. There is no weight limit on cabin baggage.
The new easyJet cabin bag guarantee states that if you would like to avoid having your bag checked in the event there is no space in the overhead bins, the maximum size should be reduced to 50 x 40 x 20 cm.
Purses, briefcases, and laptop cases are also considered one piece of luggage, so they will need to be stored inside the main piece of hand luggage.
If you bring more than the allowed amount of luggage you will have to check the extra bags and pay the easyJet airport hold luggage fee of €39/£35 for each item at the check-in desk.
If you reach the boarding gate with too many carry-ons the price increases to €55/£45 per extra item.
Infants and children that do not have their own seat and travel on their parent’s lap do not have a hand luggage allowance so their items must be stored in the adult’s bag.
easyJet Hand Luggage – Liquids
There are several rules regarding what can be included in your hand luggage and what should be left at home.
Keep in mind that the word “liquid” encompasses a broader meaning than you might first think. For example, lipsticks, hand creams, and deodorants are also considered liquids.
- The liquid must be in a container that has a volume no larger than 100 ml.
- Larger containers are not permitted even if they are nearly empty.
- All liquid containers must be stored in a 1 liter size transparent plastic bag.
- The bag must be able to zip shut and can not exceed 20 x 20 cm.
- All liquids must be presented at the security check at the airport.
- You can bring a maximum of 10 100 ml containers.
Read more about restricted hand luggage items here.
easyJet Hand Luggage – Food
All passengers are allowed to bring food on-board with them in their hand luggage.
Drinks may be brought on-board but they must be bought after the security gate to comply with hand luggage liquids restrictions mentioned above.
easyJet Checked Baggage Allowance
You’ll see your easyJet baggage cost during online booking. Normal prices for checked hold luggage are between €15-34/£13-30 for online bookings and €39/£35 for airport check-in.
Careful: if the checked baggage costs have to be applied at the gate you’ll pay €50/£45.
Each passenger that pays to check a bag can bring a maximum of 20 kg with dimensions up to 275 cm (length + width + height). You can check more than one bag as hold luggage as long as the total weight does not pass 20 kg.
Traveling with another person or group?
If you’re on the same booking you can divide the weight between different suitcases. For example: two passengers with one checked bag each have 20 kg per person, but it is permitted to take one bag that weighs 18 kg and one bag that weighs 22 kg.
The only requirement is that the checked luggage together does not exceed 40 kg.
EasyJet excess baggage fees only apply to online bookings and are done in €10/£9 per 3 kilo increments up to 32 kg. If you haven’t booked online extra weight is charged at €11/£10 per kilo at the airport.
It is recommended not to exceed 23 kg per bag though you’re permitted to carry up to a 32 kg maximum.
As always sports equipment can be carried as checked luggage at an additional cost.
Small pieces (golf clubs, snowboards, skis etc.) up to 20 kg cost €39/£35 online and €50/£45 at the airport.
Large pieces (canoes, kayaks, bikes etc.) up to 32 kg cost €45/£40 online and €56/£50 at the airport.
We hope these tips are helpful for the next time you fly with easyJet!
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