If you’re traveling by air, one of the most important things to check for is the airline’s baggage allowance and whether they charge extra for excess baggage. That’s why today we are going to talk about easyJet’s baggage allowance and fees. They updated their baggage allowance policy in February 2021. We’ve made sure to add all the necessary details in this article.
easyJet Cabin Bag Allowance
easyJet’s baggage allowance policy is quite different from most airlines, especially since they updated their cabin bag policy. Any passengers traveling from and after 10th February 2021 should know that the bags they are allowed to carry depend on the type of seat they have booked. Every passenger is allowed to bring one cabin bag that measures 45*36*20 cms. This includes handles and wheels.
As for the weight of the bag, there are no limitations. However, there is one condition – you should be able to carry your cabin bag on your own. This cabin bag will go under the seat in front of you. Please note that this is applicable only for passengers who have booked a standard-sized seat.
Now, the rules are a bit different for passengers who have booked upfront or extra legroom seats. Passengers with the abovementioned bookings can carry an additional cabin bag on the flight. The maximum size of this bag can be 56*45*25 cms. Please note that this measurement includes any handles or wheels on the bag. This cabin bag will go in the overhead locker.
To sum up, people with upfront or extra legroom seats can bring one small cabin bag and an additional large cabin bag on the flight. Remember that the small cabin bag should not exceed the cabin bag measurement of 45*36*20 cms since it will go under the seat in front of you.
easyJet Airlines checks cabin bag sizes before you get on board. If you end up bringing a cabin bag that does not match your seat selection, you won’t be able to take it with you on the flight. If you find yourself in such a situation, easyJet will check it into hold luggage for a fee. The fee for hold luggage depends on how much your bag weighs.
We will have a look at hold baggage fees further on in the article.
Please remember that if you don’t make a selection and the online booking system for the airline allocates you upfront or extra legroom seat automatically, then your standard cabin bag allowance will still be one small cabin bag that you can keep under the seat in front of you.
easyJet Plus Cardholders and Flexi fare Customers
easyJet Plus Cardholders and Flexi Fare customers have special advantages when it comes to cabin bags and hold luggage. If you’re an easyJet Plus cardholder, or a Flexi Fare customer, in addition to the standard cabin bag allowance, you can also bring a large overhead cabin bag on the flight. Remember to select an upfront or extra legroom seat while making your booking.
You can avail of these benefits free of charge if you’re a cardholder. For Flexi fare customers, these benefits are available at a heavily discounted price. easyJet passengers who are Plus cardholders but have not selected a special seat will have to show their card at the entrance to be allowed on board with their large overhead cabin bag. Passengers who are flexi fare customers will have to show their boarding passes.
Please remember that these benefits are subject to available space in the overhead lockers in the aircraft. However, it is highly unlikely that space will become an issue. If it does, then easyJet will place your luggage on hold, and you can collect it from the baggage belt when you reach your destination.
Go Hands-Free with easyJet Plus Bag Drop
If you would like to travel without any cabin bags, you can easily use the easyJet Plus bag drop desk as you arrive at the airport. You can select that you want to go hands-free while making your online booking in advance or go to the bag drop desk and drop your bag off when you reach the airport. You will be charged a small fee for going hands-free.
To go hands-free, your bags must not exceed the maximum measurement of 56 x 45 x 25 cm. Additionally, if you’re going hands-free with your large cabin bag, you can bring a small cabin bag with the measurements 45 x 36 x 20 cm. This bag can fit under the seat in front of you.
Carry on Luggage Allowance for Children
The cabin bag and hold luggage allowance is the same for children older than 2 years as it is for adults. This also applies to infants who have booked seats. It goes without saying, but only children and infants with booked seats have the same allowance as adults.
This doesn’t apply when you’re traveling with a baby who will be sitting on your lap. If this is the case, you can have a baby changing bag as a carry-on bag along with your regular cabin bag allowance. The baby changing bag should not exceed the standard measurement size 45 x 36 x 20 cm. This bag will be placed under the seat in front of you.
If you’re traveling with a child who has their own seat, then the cabin bag allowance will be the same as it is for an adult. They will be allowed to take a standard-sized cabin bag along with their baby changing bag, given that the infant seat is standard instead of an upfront or an extra legroom seat.
Regardless of whether they have a booked seat or not, each infant or child is entitled to taking up to two of any of the items listed below:
- travel cot
- double pushchair
- car seat
- collapsible or non-collapsible pram
- baby back carrier
- booster seat
The abovementioned items can be part of your checked baggage, and you can check them in before boarding the flight. If you need them while you get to the boarding gate, the airline employees will collect them from you when you reach the boarding gate. Then the luggage will be put on hold, and you can take them from the baggage belt as soon as you arrive at your destination.
You can find more information on traveling with infants and children on easyJet’s website.
easyJet Checked Baggage and Hold Luggage
Hold luggage can be bought for infants and adults likewise. With easyJet, you can buy up to 3 bags depending on their weight. easyJet allows passengers to take a maximum of three hold items. You can add hold luggage to your bookings while making your booking online through easyJet’s website or via their mobile app.
If, for some reason, you’re not able to do that, you can buy hold luggage by contacting their customer service team at the airport. Please keep in mind that it is cheaper to buy hold bags online in comparison with buying them offline at the airport. Also, please note that the charges for booking hold luggage online and offline will be different. Now, let’s have a look at the different weight allowances for hold luggage, which is also referred to as checked baggage.
easyJet Baggage Fees
The maximum weight you can check in to your hold luggage is a bag that weighs no more than a maximum of 32kg per passenger. The checked baggage allowance starts with a 15kg bag, which can only be booked online. The minimum charge for a 15 kg bag is £6.99, and the maximum charge for a 15kg bag is £35.49.
If you are carrying a piece of hold luggage that weighs 15kg, please note that the amount you pay for your luggage allowance depends on the route you select, the flight you’re booking, and when you make the booking.
Then there’s the standard 23kg bag. A 23kg bag can be bought at a minimum of £9.49 and a maximum of £42.49 online. Remember that the checked baggage allowance fees depend on the type of flight you’re booking, the route you have selected, and the time of booking. Offline at the airport, there is a fixed charge of £48.
Along with your cabin bag and checked baggage allowance, you can carry a few accessories onto the flight with you. Some of these are – overcoat, walking stick, crutches, umbrella, and any standard item of packed food or goods you may have bought at the airport.
easyJet Excess Baggage Fees
After the standard 23kg bag comes the 32kg bag. This is the maximum hold luggage allowance for any and all bags. After 23kgs, extra weight can be bought in 3kg units. One 3kg unit will be charged at £12. A single item cannot weigh more than 32kgs. If you’re traveling with friends and family, your total weight allowance can be pooled together.
The maximum size for any item should not be more than 275 cm. It’s important to note that the weight you can carry with you should be pre-booked and paid for. If you reach the airport with more than your pre-booked weight allowance, then you will be charged extra. The excess baggage fees are £12 per kg, per item, and per flight.
Hold luggage cannot be more than a maximum of 32kgs per item. Please remember this while making your booking either on the website or on the mobile app.
Don’t forget to tag your checked baggage with your name, email, and phone number in the unlikely situation that it’s lost. Remember to remove any old tags on the bags from your previous flights. To avoid damaging your luggage, make sure that you secure the handles or any loose straps. It’s also helpful if you avoid packing valuables in your hold luggage.
If you have any important documents to carry, then it’s better to keep them with you in your cabin bag.
Prohibited Items on easyJet flights
Certain items that can cause harm to passengers and everybody else on the flight are prohibited on the flight. Let’s have a look at which unusual items are allowed on-boards and which ones are strictly prohibited.
- Liquids – Liquids such as aerosol gels, shampoo, conditioners in 100ml containers can be in your checked baggage. These items should be packed in a separate small, transparent bag that one can open and close whenever there’s a need to, especially during security clearance. This bag should be safely packed into your checked baggage. Ensure that the liquids are placed in such a manner that they don’t cause a spill in your luggage.
- Food – Food is allowed on board. This includes the food you bring from home and food you may have bought at the airport before boarding the flight.
- Alcohol – You can carry alcohol on board, given that it’s sealed. The alcohol that’s brought into the cabin should not have more alcoholic content than 70%. Passengers are strictly prohibited from drinking alcohol from their own bottles in the cabin. Any alcohol that’s not purchased in the cabin can be confiscated. If the passenger is found guilty of opening a bottle and drinking their own alcohol, it will be seized.
- Hot drinks – You can bring hot drinks into the cabin, as long as they were bought at the airport and have a safety lid on them.
- Baby food and milk – Airlines usually have a 100ml limit on liquids, but that does not apply to baby food, milk, or sterilized water. However, the total amount of these liquids should not be more than 1 liter.
- Cigarettes and e-cigarettes – You can bring cigarettes with you on board, but there is a strict restriction on smoking them anywhere in the aircraft. Also, you can bring e-cigarettes, but you’re not allowed to smoke them. Make sure that the safety of your e-cigarettes is on at all times when you’re in the cabin. Please note that smoking in an aircraft is prohibited by law.
- Sharp Objects – Any sharp objects that can cause lethal damage cannot be brought into the cabin. However, you’re allowed to carry tweezers in the cabin. Scissors with rounded ends are allowed, so long as their blades are not more than 6cms long. Razor blades are allowed in the cabin, but they should be wrapped in plastic or secured in a plastic bag. Knives that have a blade that does not exceed the 6cms limit are allowed on the board. Any other sharp objects are strictly prohibited.
- Pets – Animals are not allowed on easyJet flights. However, special assistance and registered dogs are allowed with certain limitations.
- Wedding Dresses – Wedding dresses can be brought into the cabin, but they will count as your cabin baggage allowance. The wedding dress should be in a bag because it will either be stored in the bin overhead or under the seat in front of you.
- Christmas Crackers and Party Poppers – Two sealed boxes of Christmas crackers can be brought on board, as long as they are in their original packaging. You have to keep them in your cabin bag. While bringing Christmas crackers on board is not a problem, it’s better to have them in your hold luggage to avoid any confusion during security clearance. Party poppers are not allowed in the cabin or in your hold luggage.
- Dry Ice – A maximum of 2.5kgs of dry ice can be brought on board. However, this is only applicable if the dry ice is being used to preserve items that are not classified as dangerous goods. For more information on what’s considered dangerous, please visit easyJet’s dangerous goods page.
- Ashes – Ashes are allowed in the cabin bag as long as you can provide the death certificate of the deceased human or pet. Also, you have to submit a copy of the cremation certificate. Please note that the ashes need to be packed in an airtight container for extra security.
- Electronics – Passengers are allowed to take electronics such as kindles, e-readers, mobile phones, tablets in the cabin. Make sure they are charged fully because you may be asked to turn them on during security clearance. Failure to turn the device on might be a red flag for the security team, or you may have to transfer the device to the hold luggage.
- Smart Baggage – Smart baggage is referred to as a carrier such as a suitcase with a lithium battery in it. This includes power banks and other electronic items such as your laptop. If you want to put the smart baggage on hold, the airline will only allow you to do so if you can disassemble the item by removing the lithium battery. If you can’t remove the battery, you may not be allowed to check it in. If you wish to travel with your smart baggage in the cabin, you should be able to remove the lithium battery or disconnect the power bank. If you meet these conditions, you will be allowed to carry smart baggage.
- Camera or Recording Equipment – Camera or recording equipment can be taken on board, but it should exceed the dimensions 63 x 27 x 28cms. This means that the equipment should be larger than the normal size of the cabin bag allowed on board. The camera or recording equipment can only be stored in the overhead locker, and it should be stored vertically, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
- Print and Toner Cartridges – You can check in as many print or toner cartridges in the hold luggage as long as the collective weight of the cartridges is not more than 500g. If the toner cartridges weigh more than 500g, then you won’t be allowed to put them on hold. Therefore, you won’t be able to carry them at all.
- Camping Equipment or Stoves – Camping stoves or fuel containers are allowed in the aircraft hold luggage, given that they have been completely drained of any flammable liquid. While carrying a used stove or fuel tank, they should be left to drain for at least an hour. Then, the stove or fuel container should be left out in the open before packing them in your luggage. This will allow any leftover fuel to evaporate. The fuel tank or container should be placed in a polyethylene bag or any other absorbent wrapping material. Please note that camping equipment or stoves are not allowed on board.
FAQs about easyJet Baggage Allowance
How much does easyJet charge for baggage?
easyJet charges £6.99 for a standard 15kg bag. For baggage that weighs 23kgs, they charge £48 when you buy storage offline at the airport. If you book online, this charge will be much lower and would be dependent on various factors like time of booking, flight type, and the route chosen.
How much is a 23kg bag on easyJet?
A 23kg bag on easyJet is £48 when it’s bought offline at the airport. When booked online, this charge varies from £9.49 to £42.49, depending on the route of your flight, the type of flight you book, and the time at which you make your booking.
Do you have to pay for cabin bags on easyJet?
No, you don’t have to pay for cabin bags on easyJet. Your cabin bag allowance on easyJet flights depends on the seat you have booked.
Do you get charged for a carry-on bag?
No, you do not get charged for a carry-on bag, but it will get counted as one of your cabin bags.
Traveling can sometimes be hectic. Not having the right information about the flight you’re traveling with can make it confusing and agitating to decide the amount of luggage to pack. You can avoid any problems on your trip if you know exactly how much you can carry on your flight.
We hope that this article makes your next trip with easyJet more convenient.