Overview of EasyJet
EasyJet, commonly styled as easyJet, is the United Kingdom’s largest low-cost airline. From its headquarter at London Luton Airport (LTN), it flies to 32 countries over 1,000 routes to Europe, Africa and Asia in a point-to-point route model via its affiliate airlines EasyJet UK, EasyJet Switzerland, and EasyJet Europe. Its fleet’s configuration is simple and straightforward, consisting solely of Economy Class seats.
EasyJet Baggage Allowance Policy
As other low-cost firms, EasyJet’s business principle basically centers around cutting non-essential costs down to a minimum, thus keeping operating costs as low as possible while charging extra to yield more revenue.
As such, it comes as no surprise that EasyJet’s baggage allowance is minimized, while upsells are introduced, thus causing confusion to some boarding passengers. Worry not, as the CabinZero Crew has got you covered. Keep scrolling to read our most comprehensive breakdown of the convoluted baggage allowance of EasyJet.
Passengers are allowed to bring one small cabin bag per person on board free of charge. It should:
- Be maximum 17.7 x 14.2 x 7.9 in (45 x 36 x 20 cm), including handles and wheels;
- Either be a handbag, a laptop bag, a small trolley case, or a rucksack;
- Fit in the under-seat compartment in front of you;
- Be sufficiently light to be carried around yourself.
Extra carry-on bag availability
There are some options for those who want to bring another carry-on bag on board. To do so, you can either:
- Select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat*;
- Book a large cabin bag for your flight.
The extra bag’s dimensions shouldn’t exceed 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in (56 x 45 x 25 cm). Similar to the free bag allowed, there’s no weight limit, but the extra bag should be light enough so that you can carry it around yourself.
Passengers who are EasyJet Plus cardholders, or those who have booked a FLEXI fare, will be able to bring this additional bag on-board free of charge as part of their membership or fare benefits.
*Upon booking your flight, you will be presented the choice of booking an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat. It will cost more, but it comes with the extra baggage allowed (as you have more space in front of as well as above you).
EasyJet doesn’t accept any checked baggage free of charge, but passengers can pay for it. Each passenger (including children and infants) can purchase up to three checked bags.
There are no specific size measurements requirements but checked baggage shall be under 108 in (275 cm) in combined dimensions.
Each checked bag can weigh up to 50.7 lbs (23 kg). However, you can pay to increase the allowance, increasing the max weight to 70.5 lbs (32 kg).
If you’re travelling with family members or friends, you have the option to share the total weight allowance. For example, if you go in a group of three, then the total weight could go up to 50.7 x 3 = 152.1 lbs (69 kg). Do keep in mind that no single baggage can exceed the 70.5 lbs (32 kg) limit in weight. Every pound over the limit will be surcharged.
You can purchase this extra allowance online or in-person at the airport. Do note that the price will vary from £6.99-£42.49. At the airport bag drop, it will be a fixed £45, while if you pay at the boarding gate, it will go up to £48.
If checked baggage exceeds the weight allowance of 44 lbs (20 kg), you can pay to increase it up to 70.5 lbs (32kg). The best approach to this is to purchase the extra weight online, where it will be £26 per 3 lbs increments (£12 per 3 kg increments). At the airport it will be three times as expensive.
In which case, you will be asked to fill in a Damage Report (PIR) in the Arrival Hall. The Ground Crew will be supporting you then.
However, EasyJet will hold no responsibilities for the damage that’s:
- Superficial or external;
- A result of over-packing;
- A result water, rain, or snow;
Incurred by fragile or perishable items. In such cases, please refer to your travel insurance agency.
All leftover items on board postflight will be delivered to the Ground Crew, who will deliver to the Baggage Services team, by the Frying Crew. What you’ll need to do is to contact the Baggage Services team to claim your baggage.
In the event where such items are not claimed within 24 hours, they will be handed onto the airport’s Lost Property office.