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easyJet Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowances

Posted December 18, 2014 104 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. There is no weight limit on cabin baggage. 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 and maximum dimensions of 275cm (length + width + height). 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.

Sporting Equipment

Sports equipment can also be carried as checked luggage. To do this, a payment of an additional special fee is required on top of the checked luggage fee.

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

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