- Joe Breitfeller
easyJet Announces New Cabin Bag Policy for Flights From February 10, 2021
Starting February 10, 2021, the seat a customer books will determine the baggage allowance. All customers will be permitted one small bag which can be stowed under the seat and only those booking an Up Front or Extra Legroom can bring a large overhead bag.
On Tuesday (December 1, 2020), easyJet announced a new carry-on bag policy starting on February 10, 2021. Under the new policy, all guests will be able to carry-on one small under seat bag, while only customers booking Up Front or Extra Legroom seats can bring a full size overhead bin bag. Customers with existing bookings for travel after February 10th will still be offered ‘Hands Free for Free’ and can still bring their large bag. The free small under seat cabin bag can have the maximum dimensions of 45x36x20 cm and must fit underneath the seat in front. Those booking premium seats can also bring a large overhead bin bag of up to 56x45x25 cm. Additionally, easyJet Plus cardholders and FLEXI fare customers can still bring a large cabin bag, subject to onboard space. In today’s announcement, easyJet’s Chief Commercial & Customer Officer, Robert Carey, said,
“Punctuality is important to our customers and we know that if they have their bags placed in the hold at the gate due to the limited space onboard this can cause flight delays, and it can be frustrating for them too. Our new policy will improve boarding and punctuality for everyone, as well as give our customers certainty of what they will have with them onboard. Customers with existing bookings from 10 February will be offered Hands Free for Free, allowing them to travel with their cabin bag at no extra cost. For families, we’ll continue to provide a number of options to allow them to bring additional items free of charge, helping keep travel easy and affordable for families when they fly with us.”
Depending on the aircraft type, easyJet offers between 42 and 63 Up Front and Extra Legroom seats on each flight, ranging in price starting from £7.99. The premium seats also include Speedy Boarding and easyJet Plus Bag Drop for checked baggage. The carrier will still allow additional hand carried items such as medical equipment or a baby changing bag and infants and children over two will still have the same cabin and hold baggage allowance as adults. Guests traveling with a child will also be permitted to bring two free items in addition to their under seat bag including a travel cot, pushchair, double pushchair, buggy, car seat, collapsible or non-collapsible pram (stroller), booster seat and/or baby back carrier.
Customers also have the option of going ‘Hands Free’ where they can bring their large cabin bag to the easyJet Plus Bag Drop and have it delivered to the carousel upon arrival. The cost is £7 per bag per flight, or for those traveling in a group, only £16 for 3-6 bags. Hands Free can be purchased during booking or at the airport. Customers can also purchase up to three hold bags (up to 23kg) per traveler when booking, including children and infants. Additional weight units can also be purchased in 3kg units up to a maximum of 32kgs per bag. The carrier also permits customers to pool their total weight allowance when traveling with family or friends on the same booking, and a 15kg bag option is also available.