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easyJet Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowances

Posted March 6, 2014 70 Comments

easyJet is one of the most flown low cost airlines in Europe. Even though the easyJet hand luggage and checked baggage allowances may not be as strict as those of Ryanair, or other airline companies, just to avoid confusion it’s better to know all the details and rules ahead of time.

Below we’ll explain all you need to know when it comes to easyJet hand luggage, including bringing liquids and food on-board, and checked baggage sizes and weights.

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easyJet Hand Luggage Allowance

Each passenger is allowed 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. The easyJet new cabin bag guarantee states that if you would like to avoid the risk of having your bag checked if there is no space in the overhead bins, the maximum size is 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 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 at airport hold luggage fee of €35/£30 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 the 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 Rules:

  • The liquid must be in a container that has a volume no larger than 100ml. You can not carry on larger containers even if they are nearly empty.
  • All liquid containers must be stored in a 1 liter size transparent plastic bag. You can bring a maximum of 10 100ml containers. The bag must be able to zip shut and can not have dimensions larger than 20 x 20cm.
  • You must take the bag out of your hand luggage to show at the security check at the airport.

Read more about hand luggage restricted 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 have been bought after the security control as to comply with hand luggage liquids restrictions.

easyJet Checked Baggage Allowance

Each passenger that pays to check a bag can bring a maximum of 20kg. You can check more than one bag as hold luggage as long as the total weight does not pass 20 kg. The exact fee for easyJet hold luggage will be displayed during the online booking process, but will be between €13-25/£10-20.

The easyJet excess weight fee is €4/£3 per extra kilo when paid online and €13/£10 per kilo at the airport.

If you are traveling with another person or group (must be the same booking) you can divide the total allowed weight between different suitcases. For example, two passengers with one bag each can carry 20 kg per person, but it is permitted to take, for example, one bag that weighs 18 kg and one bag that weighs 22 kg. The only requirement is that together the checked luggage together does not exceed 40 kg.

It is recommended that the individual weight of each bag does not exceed 23 kg, although the law states that the maximum weight per bag is 32 kg.

We hope these tips are helpful for the next time you fly with easyJet!

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  • anonymous

    just want to ask. hiking backpack are allowed or not? with dimension of 26″ x 11″ x 9″.

    • Ina

      Depends on the company you’re travelling with, but in general, if it fits under the seat in front of you, it’s ok to take it on board.

  • Kristina Kika

    So, if we are travelling in a larger group, say 8 people, is it possible to have only 4 hold luggages checked in ?

    • chelsea

      Yes, just remember “It is recommended that the individual weight of each bag does not exceed 23kg, although the law states that the maximum weight per bag is 32 kg”

    • Chelsea

      Yes, but just remember the maximum weight of each piece should not pass 23kg.

  • Elizabeth Mason

    What is the maximum weight of Easyjet hand luggage

    • chelsea

      23kg :)

    • Chelsea

      Hi Elizabeth, the maximum weight for the hand luggage is 10kg

  • Mrs T Cook

    Can I take any amount of liquid products in my hold suitcase ?

    • Chelsea

      Yes you can bring any amount of liquids in the hold suitcase, but they cannot be the following types of liquids:

      Flammable liquids and solids.
      Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
      Organic peroxides.
      Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
      Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
      Wet-cell car batteries.
      Magnetrons.Instruments containing mercury.
      Instruments containing magnets.
      Fireworks and pyrotechnics.
      Non-safety matches.
      Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
      Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
      Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
      Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
      Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
      Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment.
      Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges.

      • Guest

        What about perfume or hairspray? As far as I know other airlines permit it. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. I just booked a flight and I’m about to regret it if I won’t be able to bring my toiletteries in my check-in baggage.

        • Chelsea

          Hi! 2 comments below you can check out the answer to your question about perfume or hairspray. Hope it helps!

  • nancy

    PLS advise if normal lipstick can be taken

    • mloghin

      Yes, you can carry lipstick in your hand luggage :)

    • Chelsea

      Hi Nancy, Yes you can take solid cosmetics, such as standard lipsticks or stick deodorants, in your hand baggage.

  • Daniel Sviták

    Hi, I am carrying a backpack (weight max 10kg), how much will it cost to bring with me a suit?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Daniel, you can only bring one piece of hand luggage so you would need to check a bag with your suit to be able to bring this extra item. Or you can check your hand luggage and bring the suit as your carry-on. Hope this helps.

  • Víctor Manuel López Álvarez

    Hi Chelsea!
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  • km

    What about perfume or hairspray in check-in baggage?
    As far as I know, other airlines permit it. I have just booked a flight and I am about to regret it if I won’t be able to bring my toiletteries in my check-in baggage…

  • Lorna Innes Melville

    What food items are allowed? Salami and other such products? Cured/treated meat! Is it preferred that they be vacuum sealed?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Lorna, You can bring these food items onboard vacuum sealed, but you need to check more with the rules and regulations for bringing them across borders.

  • skender

    Hi, im traveling next week, an hold luggage size is height 70cm depth25.5cm width44cm im alout to take this luggage,also I don’t think that is more then 20 kg?

    • Chelsea

      Yes, as long as it doesn’t pass the allowed weight limit you are fine.

  • sonam

    This one is great and is really a good post. I think it will help me a lot in the related stuff and is very much useful for me. Very well written I appreciate.
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    • Chelsea

      Glad it was useful Sonam!

  • Katarina Prica

    Hello! :)
    So, Hold baggage is not the same thing as Cabin baggage. I can take Cabin baggage with me, and it’s smaller one (50*40*20, 10kg). Am I right? So when I go on EasyJet site there is extra option for Hold baggage that I can pay, and I can choose to 20kg. Is that everything that I’ll need to pay, or I’d have to extra pay in the airport? And are there any special dimensions for Hold baggage? Their site is so confusing.

    • Chelsea

      Hold baggage is checked baggage and cabin baggage is carry-on luggage which you bring on-board with you.

      The maximum size of hand luggage is: 56 x 45 x 25 cm but to guarantee it will not be checked (free of charge) it should not be larger than 50 x 40 x 20 cm.

      If you pay for checked luggage ahead of time you will not need to pay at the airport unless your baggage exceeds the maximum weight. You can add up to three items of hold luggage per passenger while booking online. There is a charge for each hold item.

  • Mauricio

    Easyjet and Ryanair both say “only one piece of hand luggage per passenger.
    Both Manchester Airport and the Duty Free shops say that “By law, a bag from the Duty Free Shop with their purchases in is allowed in addition to the Hand Luggage”. Why do they say this when the airlines still won’t allow it and, in fact, take items off passengers?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Mauricio, this is an issue that has definitely caused quite a stir…

  • bsdpowa

    I’ve read somewhere that the max volume for hold luggage is 275cm=height+length+width

  • Dave S

    Hi, this is a good summary of the easyJet rules. However, there is no weight limit for hand luggage as can be seen here and in this other guide

    Thanks for sharing and I agree that it is best to know in advance the rules as you still could have to pay up to £50 for excess baggage at the gate!

    • Chelsea

      Thanks for sharing Dave!

  • adelina myrvang

    does anyone know what is the size in cm for a baggage on hold or checked in baggage (not cabin)for easy jet flights is it 75 cm helight??? the website of easy jet does not specify that size …quite urgent does someone know-
    I am travelling tomorrow morning! italian time. thanks million, adelina

  • Paul Marcos

    Here in the US we’re use to being allowed to carry on one carry on bag, plus one personal bag like a purse or laptop bag. I’m trying to understand how this works for easyJet. It sure sounds like that would count as two bags and those extra bags would have to be checked in. Do I have that right?

    I generally travel with one roller bag, plus a messenger style bag for my laptop, iPad, headphones, etc. Sounds like I might need to check my roller bag on this flight.

    • Chelsea

      Hi Paul,
      Exactly, you can only bring 1 carry-on with easyJet so you would need to check your roller bag or find a way to fit your messenger bag into the roller bag to board.

  • Natalia Harries

    If my hold luggage will not exceed 20 kg I have to pay £8. Is it right? Where can I pay?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Natalia, There is a flat fee for hold luggage that doesn’t pass 20kg. The exact fee will be displayed during the online booking process but is between £10-20.

  • Jamie J Donnachie

    hi if i have booked 2 tickets and the other person cant make the trip can i bring 2 sets of hand luggage on board the plane

    • Chelsea

      Hi Jamie, you may not bring two sets of hand luggage, however if the second person has paid for a checked bag you may use their checked baggage allowance even if they do not make the flight.

      • Jamie J Donnachie

        hi chelsea thank u for gettin back to me. sorry slightly confused what does paid for checked bag mean. i paid for 2 flights and we were just going to take 2 small cases on board but only one travelling now can i still bring the 2 cases on board or can i amend my booking to a larger suitcase to go in the hold at no extra cost. sorry for the confusion

        • Chelsea

          Hi Jamie, To not confuse you any further…only 1 piece of hand luggage per person. You can not take 2 pieces even if the second person is not flying.

          • Jamie J Donnachie

            hi chelsea. ok thank for info and quick reply

  • James

    Hi, I booked my easyjet tickets online and pressed checked in button..does this mean I can still bring a 20kg case with me and check it in when I arrive at airport?

    • Chelsea

      Hi James, You can contact easyJet to add a 20kg checked bag before your flight to save money or you can pay the increased price and check the case at the airport for a fee of €35/£30

      • James

        Chelsea, Thankyou for I must log back into my online booking to add that i’ll be taking 1 x case?

  • Lissa Williams

    hey i;ve already booked a holiday for summer and didnt add hold luggages..if me and my friend don’t pay online how much weight can we bring to the airport with no charge? or do we need to definitely pay for our hold luggages?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Lissa,

      You can bring 1 piece of hand luggage weighing 10kg for free:
      “Each passenger is allowed one piece of hand baggage on-board. The easyJet hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm”. If this is not enough then you should contact easyJet to add a hold luggage to your booking before your flight.

      • Lissa Williams

        Hi Chelsea, i payed with on the, so i’m not sure if i can directly contact easyjet? with on the beach it will be £43 to add one on hold luggage.. i think thats a bit too much.. but would it be any cheaper if i payed at the airport?

      • Lissa Williams

        I booked with on the, so im not sure if i can directly contact easyjet for them to do this? i was wondering if its possible to add one ONE hold luggage for 20kg, but instead bring two suitcases (me and my friends) both 10kg each? so it adds up to 20kg anyway but its two suitcases not one?

        • Chelsea

          Yes you can share the weight of 20kg across as many bags as you would like. So two suitcases weighing 10kg each is just fine.

  • Frank Morrison

    Flying to Malaga Easyjet flexi fare. This already includes a 20kg luggage allowance. We intend to add 3kg to each hold luggage item at time of booking. Am i right in thinking each case can weigh up 23kg. 2 persons traveling

    • Chelsea

      Hi Frank,
      Just remember that the fee for anything over 20kg is €4/£3 per extra kilo when paid online and €13/£10 per kilo at the airport.

  • Frank Morrison

    Thanks Chelsea,
    Actually the charge on line is £6-00 per kilo 3 extra kilos is £18-00 per person.
    I f i pay that amount on line can each case weigh up to 23 kilos? May sound a bit daft but i like to be sure .

    • Chelsea

      Hi Frank,

      The price per extra kilo paid online is £3 or EUR 4 or CHF 6. However, when paying for excess weight online it can only be purchased in increments of 3kgs, meaning a total of £9 to bring the 23kgs. Cheers!

  • Nick

    can I take a plant with hand luggege?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Nick,
      As long as it fits inside your hand luggage. I would be worried it would be crushed! Also, you will need to check to make sure you can bring plants into the country you are traveling to from the country of departure.

  • Issy Bee

    Hi there, I have just added on 1 hold item to my online booking, do I need to book separately for my return flight? Thanks :)

  • Frank Morrison

    Hi Chelsea,

    Excess weight online is definitely £6-00 per kilo. It does go up increments of 3kg

    which is charged at £18-00 per case thus £18 divided by 3 = £6-00 per kilo or am i being overcharged?

  • karen

    first time with easy jet can we take the buggy

    • Chelsea

      Hi Karen,

      Yes, you may bring the buggy free of charge and it can can usually be taken to the
      boarding gate or aircraft door as appropriate but do check local
      airport regulations as these can differ.

  • Angela Jayne

    Ola! I’ve just added on 1 hold item to my online booking, do I need to add another for my return flight? Thanks

  • Larisa McCoubrie

    Hi Chelsea, I’ve always been able to bring my hand bag as well as my carry on cabin luggage with me…..after reading your blog I don’t think that is possible now am I correct?

    • Chelsea

      Hi Larisa, The only items you can bring in addition to the one piece of cabin luggage are: an overcoat, shawl,
      umbrella, crutches or walking frame/stick and one standard size bag of
      duty free goods from the departure airport.

  • Tony Beardmore

    Just returned from a golf trip from Murcia. last 3 outings have always packed clothes in golf bag for the hold at 23 kg. This time had to pay 39 Euros for 3kg excess even though I had no cabin baggage. My friend with his 20Kg golf clubs had his 10kg cabin baggage checked in the hold free of charge. He gets 30kg free and I get a bill for 3kg excess. Is it Logical? Is it fair. I don’t think so. Golfers beware !

    • Chelsea

      Hi Tony,

      The easyJet policy for golf equipment is the following:

      One item of Sports equipment can be carried in addition to Your Hold Baggage allowance; Golf equipment (including golf shoes) up to 20kg.

  • claudia Iturralde

    hi, I’ve just realised that I need more space but haven’t paid for checked in luggage. Will I definitely be able to pay for a 20kg suitcase at the airport and how much will it cost?