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easyJet: baggage allowance 2012

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In this post we will be looking at the baggage policy of easyJet – one the most popular low-cost airlines in Europe. You can find the summary of hand luggage, checked luggage and overview of easyJet baggage allowance.

easyjet – hand luggage allowance 2012

This bit of rules is unambiguous – when flying with easyJet you can carry on board one item of cabin baggage only. It cannot be larger than 56×45×25cm including handles and wheels. No additional items – such as a laptop – are allowed.

In case you do not comply with the rules, your hand baggage will be checked in and transported in the aircraft hold. It incurs an additional fee of £25/£40 depending where you were caught with additional baggage (respectively check-in counter/boarding gate). 

As far as the maximum weight is concerned, the website states that passengers „must be able to lift their bag safely into the overhead lockers themselves without assistance, so the weight must be within reason.“

A good tip! Find out how to check in with EasyJet

easyjet – checked baggage allowance 2012

Checked baggage is not included in the base fare. It is something one has to purchase and it pays off to pre-book one's baggage online. The online charge is £9 per flight for a bag weighing up to 20 kg and £18 for return flight. One may also pre-order luggage exceeding 20 kg and pay £21 for each 3 kg increase in weight.

You may also want to know that you can pool your baggage allowance with that of any person you travel with.

Excess baggage

If it turns out you exceeded the weight allowance of 20kg, be prepared to pay extra.

Currency fee per kg
GBP 10
EUR 12
CHF 20
DKK 88
CZK 320
HUF 3800
PLN 60
MAD 140

The absolute upper limit per passenger is 50kg, while the limit per bag is 32 kg.

Comments

  • Isaac

    about 2 years ago

    So can one person split their 20kg weight limit over 2 bags, or does it have to be in only one bag?

  • Petra

    about 3 years ago

    Hello,
    if you have boarding pass you don't have to go and check in again at the airport. Just bring your luggage to the counter and that's all.

  • Ghemere, Antwerpen

    about 3 years ago

    Hello sir/ madam
    I m going to travel from your easyjet on Monday 7 from brussel to Milan, I already have boarding pass online and all... My question is still I must make sure in the airport in boarding counter or I directly can enter from the main gate for board, and I have flight 09:05 and gate close at 08:35 , so please will you tell me what time I should be in brussel airport to catch the flight... I still need to face to boarding counter? Or if I don't have any big laguage except small hand carry ? And I would like to know if I have laguage I that case what should I do in airport ... Where mad which counter I must go for the laguage boarding.. Please give me solution .. Thx a lot

  • Peter Garvie

    about 4 years ago

    I am deaf , see prove text to me name show
    Text 07932496131 Thank you

  • Peter

    about 4 years ago

    I am deaf ,, I new baggage till none in 10 kg benidorm to edinburgh airport extra how much ?

  • gerald

    about 4 years ago

    i booked a flight with easyjet but wasnt sure of the entry number of hold bags.i only wanted one bag each way and entered 2 (one there/one back).i even checked with their customer service and although he assured me that was correct, because of his apparent difficulty in understanding english i was not happy.i now know that i should only have entered 1.brick wall response from their customer services even though i am not flying until may.

  • Noralf Mork

    about 4 years ago

    I booked a second suitcase for an £8 fee but Easyjet did not inform me this fee did not cover the weight of that suitcase so I was charged a shocking £209 fee at the airport. They later told me I should have read the small print before I booked. What an appalling company they are!

  • Petra

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Andy,
    the fee that easyJet mentions at its website (http://www.easyjet.com/…ning/baggage) is for one-way flight and you have to pay both the outbound and inbound flight. If you are unsure how to do that try to contact easyJet directly.

  • Andy

    about 4 years ago

    Hi, I want to ask me and my wife has 2 check-in luggages, and EJ charged me 2 cases of 40kg to Madrid one way for $49. Do I need to buy another 2 cases of 40kg on my returning flight to london? thx

  • Petra

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Vili,

    the fee of GBP 25 should be for one-way flight only - if you want to pay less add your checked baggage online in "Manage bookings" section at easyjet.com and save - you can find more details at http://www.easyjet.com/…ning/baggage

  • Vili

    about 4 years ago

    Hi,
    This website is very helpful!
    I just wanted to ask I was flying with easyjet a few weeks ago and I had to pay for hold luggagge at the airport (25 pounds). Now I wonder if I have to pay again for hold luggagge on my return flight or I've already paid once and it reffers to both flights?

  • Petra

    about 4 years ago

    @Sue - you can take electronics in your hold baggage. However, a tv must be able to fit allowed dimensions - that could be a problem @olive Thompson - sounds very unfair I would try to complain to easyjet.com directly

  • olive Thompson

    about 4 years ago

    Correcting previous.its southend airport i was flying into.

  • Sue

    about 4 years ago

    Do you know if I can take a tv in my hold baggage.Thanks

  • olive Thompson

    about 4 years ago

    I am 69 years of age. last year i travelled from alicante to soothed uneasy jet. i was taken out the line prior to boarding and was told to put my luggage in the rack. it was a tight squeeze but i got it in. i was told was heavy. i was charged 50 euros and told to let the staff put it in hold. told staff and showed receipt she told me to put it in rack above which i did. so i paid 50 euros for what? very un fair.

  • Petra

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Christian,

    unfortunately, I don't have a personal experience with easyJet. However, other low cost airlines such as Ryanair or Wizz Air who also use these cages always have some spare centimetres. So, I would say if your luggage fits the dimensions you should not be afraid!

  • Christian

    about 4 years ago

    Hi,
    Thanks for this useful blog.
    I am travelling with Easyjet in June and have just bought a CabinMax rucksack in order to only take hand luggage with me. Measuring 55cm x 40cm x 20cm it is within EJ's permitted dimensions but what I wanted to ask was about these so-called "cheat corners" I had heard of, by which I mean that EJ's measuring cages apparently sport a bumper around the top, making it hard to get bags into the cage, unless they are SMALLER than the permitted allowance. I think a soft cased bag (such as my rucksack) should thwart this but wondered if you had heard of this and whether you thought I'd be safe in assuming my rucksack will be okay in the measuring cage.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Petra

    about 5 years ago

    Hi B dely,

    you have to book your checked baggage separately - maybe you did it is already at the time of booking. You can check that or pay it via "Manage bookings" section at easyjet.com

  • B dely

    about 5 years ago

    Hi we are travelling to Spain on June on return flight ,Is our luggage included in the cost of the returns flights ? They need to be checked in

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi there,

    Charl b - I've just gone through the booking process and the way I understand it is that it refers to the flight there and back.

    Linda Fogg - I'm afraid so. Unless you "get caught" at the boarding gate. Then the fee is £40.

    Fuzz - She certainly can as long as she pays for them.

    Thanks for reading our blog guys!

  • Charl b

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Iv paid for a bag in a return flight but on my paperwork it says 1bag, is that fir both flight, there and back, thanks??

  • Linda Fogg

    about 5 years ago

    So if my hand baggage is too large I will be charged £25 regardless if the weight ?

  • Fuzz

    about 5 years ago

    My aunt is traveling to UK from Lisbon ,can she take 2 xs20kg bags?

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hello Jose,

    If I'm not wrong, 1 piece of baggage of (20kg total combined weight) on a flight to Madeira costs £17.

    good luck

  • J

    about 5 years ago

    Good

  • Jose castro

    about 5 years ago

    I am going to madeira on easyjet for th first time, please tell me my baggage allowance

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi there,

    Jack - I believe that one is allowed to take up to 20 kg per passenger regardless of the circumstances. Of course, I suggest you talk to someone from the customer service but the chance of you using the allowance of these people is rather slim. Good luck!

    J, FitzGerald - I guess that baggage allowance for sport equipment gives you 12kg extra allowance. Find details on http://www.easyjet.com/…ts-equipment

    Thanks for visiting Airlinehunter!

  • Jack

    about 5 years ago

    If I have payed for 3 people but 2 of the people aren't comeing now can I still use there bagage allowences?

  • J, FitzGerald

    about 5 years ago

    Is a golf bag for which I pay extra also have a limit of 20Kg?

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Shula,

    Have you tried "manage bookings"?

    regards

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hello John,

    My guess is that it should not be a problem as the prohibited items-category mostly covers things you can't have in your hand baggage.

    good luck

  • Shula

    about 5 years ago

    Hi can I pay for a extra case to take with me two of 20 kg.
    thanks.

  • Shula

    about 5 years ago

    Hi can I pay for a extra case to take with me two of 20 kg.
    thanks.

  • John

    about 5 years ago

    I was trying to send my printer from the UK to Spain with ParcelForce, but turns out it's a "prohibited item".
    Does this apply to Easyjet too, or can I just fit it in my hold luggage?

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Joan,

    You're more than right - not only do we not operate a 24hr automated excess luggage service but in addition we do not operate any such service as we, Airlinehunter.co.uk ,are not a part of easyJet. In fact, we have no affiliation with easyJet. We simply run a website about air travel.

    Thanks for visiting Airlinehunter!

  • Angela Glenn

    about 5 years ago

    WHERE IS THE FORM THAT IS ONLINE TO BE ABLE TO BUY MORE WEIGHT ALLOWANCE I HAVE SEARCHED AND CAN NOT FIND IT ANYWHERE ON EASYJET'S WEB SITE. HELP PLEASE

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  • joan

    about 5 years ago

    Shame it looks like you are not operating a 24hr automated excess luggage service so I will have to pay as necessary at the airport or take something out of the bag,

  • × Comment was deleted
  • joan

    about 5 years ago

    hi, I have just weighed my hold luggage and it is between 22 and 23 kg so I was wanting to purchase the excess 3kg allowance at an additional fee of £21 online. Is this possible to do now as your customer's telephone section is closed and I fly at 10.45am tomorrow. I would appreciate your help as I have to leave for the airport before it opens tomorrow am. Many thanks .

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Eifion Lewis,

    In such a case I guess you should definitely solve this problem via your travel agent.

    good luck!

  • Eifion Lewis

    about 5 years ago

    I am going to Amsterdam for New Year, however I need to add an item of hold luggage in addition to my hand luggage. The trip was booked through a travel agent, and I can't seem to find out how to add the item of hold luggage.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

  • Elizabeth

    about 5 years ago

    I am going to Amsterdam for a few days at the end of the month and missunderstood the cost of hold luggage .I didnt realize that it was more expensive on flight back.Wish I had gone with K L M who do not charge for hold luggage and their prices are only slightly higher

  • Betty

    about 5 years ago

    A well know store sells ultra light cabin cases but they measure 57 cm. I wonder what would happen, the other dimensions seen okay.

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi n.b.

    I'm not sure if "1xluggage allowance 20kgs" is an exact quotation from the website of easyJet. The carrier describes the rules as:

    "Each passenger who pays for a hold bag can take up to 20kg of luggage. This weight allowance applies to the passenger rather than to the bag so purchasing extra bags is possible but will not increase the weight allowance."

    As far as I'm concerned, it should be completely safe to take one bag weighting up to 20 kg. One bag weighting 40 kg is out the the question as 32 kg is the limitation and of course everything between 20 and 32 is overweight and incurs additional charges. When travelling with a companion you can also spread the weigh across the bags as long as you stay within the limit (e.g. 20 kg and 20 kg or e.g. 15 kg and 25 kg).

    thanks for reading our blog!

  • n.b

    about 5 years ago

    what does 1xluggage allowance 20kgs (per person) mean am confused is it 1 bag with 40 kgs (actually 32 as thats all ur allowed) or is it 2 bags with 20kgs each TRAVELLING WITH EASYJET ALSO 2 PEOPLE TRAVELLING!!

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Dear Tim,

    Thanks for reading WhichAirline and asking. I guess that if you go to "Manage Bookings" (in the upper right corner) and log in, you should be able to add an extra bag. According to the website the extra baggage fee is £7 per kilo when purchasing online. Of course it applies on condition you booked your ticket directly with the airline. Otherwise call your travel agent.

    good luck

  • tim

    about 5 years ago

    were flying to faro, and wondering if we can book an extra bag when coming back and how much will it cost and what site do we go on to book it thanks

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Stef K D,

    Thanks for reading our blog and turning to us with your question. Now, I have to admit - that's a problem and haven't faced yet so I have no first-hand experience in this matter. I went through the website of the carrier but I didn't help much either.
    I can imagine that their system is shoddy and what it takes to solve the whole situation is to call the customer support. Sorry I couldn't help you!

    good luck solving the problem!

  • Stef K D

    about 5 years ago

    Curious about this- I added a hold case while on holiday (boarding passes were, obviously, already printed before we set out) and the confirmation asks me to add ID or else we will not be allowed to travel.

    Now, if I click on the Add Info button all I get is the option to print or download my boarding passes again (considering I already added the ID before we set out I am not surprised). Should I not have had the option to download a new boarding pass for the principle traveller with the hold bag added OR add ID for a hold bag "boarding pass"?

    QUESTION: What is one to do when adding hold bag AFTER confirmation/printing boarding passes?

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi MarikaP,

    EasyJet doesn't specify the maximum weight on its website which is why there's a lot of travellers who ponder on it. We've got this question before so I'll simply quote the answer: "EasyJet has a somewhat vague criterion when is comes to the weight of hand baggage. The only stipulation seems to be that one must be 'able to lift their bag safely into the overhead lockers themselves without assistance, so the weight must be within reason' end of quote. The rule of thumb here would be to stick to 56 x 45 x 25cm and, say, 5/6 kg just to be sure."

    good luck!

  • MarikaP

    about 5 years ago

    Can anyone tell me exactly the weight of carry-on luggage we are allowed on Easy Jet flights? Only the check in baggage weight is mentioned but very vague on the carry-on stuff. Please help clarify.

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Kirsty,
    First of all, thanks for reading our blog. The rule of the thumb is that when you travel with several airlines it's the rules of the carrier that operates the given sector of the journey that applies to that sector. I guess the same goes for your trip. Let me emphasize that it's experience-based guesswork on my part. I don't think you risk anything when complying with the rules of easyJet but if you really want to be on the safe side, why not call the customer service?

    good luck!

  • kirsty

    about 5 years ago

    i am thinking of booking a holiday through another company using an easyjet flight, will the charges for hod luggage be the same for me as i have not booked direct through easyjet.

  • S.B.

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Hettie,

    The way I understand the rules is that each single passenger is allowed to bring on board one piece of hand baggage. The baggage allowance of 20 kg you mention is something different - it refers to hold baggage and is not included in the ticket price.

    good luck!

  • Hettie

    about 5 years ago

    My husband & I are travelling to Malta next week, we share baggage allowance of 20kg. are we EACH allowed hand luggage on board or would my handbag count as mine?

  • dave

    about 5 years ago

    Hi,
    Just adding a booking for luggage after the original booking, Easyjet charge Gatwick- malaga return is £28. Not sure if this is more because it is after the original booking or not, but guess a lot cheaper than waiting till the checkin

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Imaad,

    Thank you for your question. It's absolutely essential to draw a line between "hand/carry-on/cabin luggage or baggage" and "hold/checked baggage or luggage". The first one is what you can take with you onto the aircraft and in the case of easyJet - as is the case with most, if not all, airlines - is doesn't exceed 10 kg. In fact for most airlines it'd be 7 or even 5 kg. The majority of airlines don't levy a fee for hand baggage.
    The 20 kg allowance when flying with easyJet applies to your hold baggage, the one you check in at the airport or online , leave at the desk once you arrive at the airport and get back after having arrived at your destination airport.

    good luck!

  • imaad

    about 5 years ago

    this is great info, just to clarify my situation though, i have booked a return flight to Turkey, i assume my tickets include the 20kg limit per person, which gets checked in and i pick up on arrival in turkey?

    or

    i take the 20kg luggage with me onto the flight and store it in the over head bins?

    (first time easyjet flyer)

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi folks,

    • Paul, well, what can we add? One can lessen the frustration by making mockery out of the so-called transparency of rules and warn other travellers on public fora such as this one.

      One can also contact the customer service and demand some kind of explanation. Other than that consumers are easy prey for airlines....

    • A.S - The way I understand the rules of easyJet, the nett price is the same and adding baggage after booking should not incur additional costs. Than said, if you scroll up, you will see that there is a fair amount of doubt concerning the baggage issues and easyJet.
  • A.S

    about 5 years ago

    Hi,

    Many thanks for write up.

    I wanna book a flight for 3 persons for next month but we're not sure about number of hold luggage (2 or 3)!?

    If i add the luggage after booking the flight (via myeasyjet.com), should i pay any other fees more than standard baggage fee (17 Euro) for each one?

    4 months ago i did the same by Ryanair and there was no extra admission fee; i only payed two luggage fees for upgrading the flight data.

    Thanks in advance . .

  • Paul

    about 5 years ago

    I'm trying to book a holiday and they want £33 per bag!

    We looked at different location and the cost came down to £21!

    Easy jet are crooks!

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Roman,

    I've got to say - words fail me. I've read the rules on the website of the carrier time and again and either I have a poor understanding of written English or what you were told seems to contradict the rules are they are explained on the website of easyJet. Thanks you for letting us know. I hope many of our readers read your comments and stay alert to such tricks.

    good luck on your trips!
    S.B.

  • Roman

    about 5 years ago

    I just ordered 3 extra bages and was charged online about 11£ each. In the easyjet check in told me that max wight is 20 kg combined all three together what was just shocking. Otherwise i have to pay 400£ extra fee one way . I had to quickly leave my bagges with my friend and continue just with one the 20 kilos one. I thought that for each extra bag i am paying getting extra 20 kg alloance but unfortunetey not this way.

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Aure: Low-cost airline are pretty strict on this issue - one bag means one bag, so restrict yourself to one item.

    Nicola: First off all - we do not charge for anything as we are a website that can be used for free. We do not have any kind of affiliation with EasyJet either. The way we understand the rules is that the limitation applies to weight.

    Glenda: I am afraid the rule of one piece of baggage is unconditional.

  • Glenda

    about 5 years ago

    If you are only allowed I bag for hand luggage does that mean that any purchases made in duty free have to go inside the one bag or can they be taken on seperately?

  • Nicola

    about 5 years ago

    Hi, do you get charged per case or per 20kg? I have 1 suitcase and my toddler has his own kids travel case both weigh under 20kg together

  • Aure

    about 5 years ago

    So if I have a bag with my clothes as well as a backpack, I will have to pay for one of them and am only allowed to carry on one item onto the plane?

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Marie,

    I suppose that if you log into your booking, you should be able to add more baggage. Alternatively you can purchase baggage allowance at at the airport but that will be more expensive.

    good luck!

  • Marie

    about 5 years ago

    Hi. I have booked a holiday with just hand luggage as it is only for 4 days, could I still change it to purchase a case to go in the hold and how do I do it?

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Rubila,

    If you were charged in excess of what you should have been charged and can prove it, then why not give it a shot? As for more detailed questions concerning the baggage policy, I suggest you call the customer service. My answer would be more like "I guess/believe" whereas the customer service employees should be able to give a binding reply to your question.

    good luck

  • Rubila

    about 5 years ago

    I have booked a return flight to nice and was charged £22 for one bag . it was said tyhaty it is half price, now the info is that I was over charged by £4. Can I get a refund? My husband is booked with out hold bag. Can I still add on one bag for him for £9? Please advise.

  • Slawomir Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Dear readers,
    We are happy to receive questions from you! I will do my best at answering them.

    to Kate: Yes, You are quite right. I noticed it when answering Ron's question yesterday and have corrected it now. The baggage fee (20kg) is £9 per bag one way and £18 for return flights.

    to Elle: easyJet has a somewhat vague criterion when is comes to the weight of hand baggage. The only stipulation seems to be that one must be "able to lift their bag safely into the overhead lockers themselves without assistance, so the weight must be within reason" end of quote. The rule of thumb here would be to stick to 56 x 45 x 25cm and, say, 5/6 kg just to be sure.

    to Asghar Kjan: You are allowed to take one item of hand baggage. As to the weight & size limits, have a look at the answer above.

    to Mark: Correct, what wrote pretty much exhausts the subject!

  • Elle

    about 5 years ago

    Is there a specific weight at which the hand luggage has to be on easyjet fights, because everywhere i have looked it only specifies the size of the bag and no weight

  • asghar khan

    about 5 years ago

    h ow much baggage take in hand ?

  • Kate

    about 5 years ago

    your baggage price quote is out of date. It is now £18 for 20kgs

  • S.Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Ron
    A good question. I have just tried it out and it seems the discounted baggage fee for one way was £9 and the fee for a round-trip flight was doubled.

  • S.Budziak

    about 5 years ago

    Hi Vicky
    A cursory perusal of the baggage allowance of easyJet reveals that
    a) the carrier recommends (I quote the website)"that you keep the weight of each individual bag below 23kg wherever possible"
    b) the maximum limit is 32kg
    c) Whereas the allowance for one person is 20 kg, you may pool the baggage weight (e.g 2* 20 kg = 17 + 23 kg)

    Having said that, low-cost airlines are known for ripping off their passengers so do call the customer service to get it confirmed and be 100% sure.

    regards

  • vicky

    about 5 years ago

    I am going for a week in june to carihuela in spain , can i take 60kg for a fàmily of 4 i have 60kgs for 3baggage
    Allowances can i take 2 30kgs

  • ron

    about 5 years ago

    is the £11 for a bag weighing up to 20 kg for each way or is it £11 for the return flight ?

  • Mark

    about 5 years ago

    Looks accurate other than of course you can take a laptop provided it fits in the bag. Like Ryanair other than you do get to carry on a slightly larger bag.

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