Carrying that many passengers to so many destinations means that hand luggage restrictions are paramount for easyJet. The rules are constantly evolving for this airline but unfortunately they are not always forthcoming with communications about what those changes are and as a result, easyJet has recently earned itself a bit of a bad boy reputation.
Early in 2015 easyJet changed its allowance without any formal communications, the website just seemed to change overnight, and those changes affected a lot of their passengers.
Let’s Talk About the Changes
Passengers with bags measuring 50x40x20cm or less were guaranteed to keep their luggage with then in the cabin however the maximum size a passenger’s luggage could be was 56x45x20cm. As everyone was getting used to the changes, it was all scrapped and now regular passengers are not guaranteed to keep their luggage even if the bag is 50x40x20cm.
Who is guaranteed to Keep Their Hand Luggage?
FLEXI fare, EasyJet Plus, Extra Legroom and Upfront (also known as easyJet Premium) passengers are guaranteed to keep their hand luggage with them, as long as they remain within the restrictions set.
All passengers are given a one bag allowance and they must be within the 56x45x25cm dimensions set but some passengers will have to let their luggage be put in to the hold.
Premium customers get a second bag allowance with the dimensions of 45x36x21cm as well as the standard 56x45x25cm allowance.
Other Stuff to Know
As long as your hand luggage is 56x45x25cm or below, you won’t be charged if your luggage has to go in to the hold.
EasyJet has not put a weight limit on its hand luggage and they also have very generous dimensions than other budget airlines.