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Ultimate Guide to EasyJet Baggage For Stress Free Travel 🧳

Want to know more about EasyJet’s baggage policies?

Read on to learn what you can bring with a guide to Easyjet’s luggage allowance.

Pricing varies from flight to flight so it can take a bit of working out!

Read on to ensure you understand the policies, pricing and you know what to compare – no one likes paying more than they need to for luggage!

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Easyjet Baggage Allowance – A Complete Guide

What Is the Easyjet Baggage Allowance?

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Easyjet Baggage Allowance

What Is The Easyjet Baggage Allowance?

From the 10th of February 2021, Easyjet changed its luggage policy so that the amount of luggage you can take and the size of that luggage depends on the fare you choose or the seat you select.

A standard seat includes a small cabin bag with a total maximum size of 45cm x 36cm x 20 cm. This needs to include all wheels and handles so it’s the total outside measurement of the luggage.

This luggage has to be stored under the seat in front of you – not in the overhead lockers.

This luggage is smaller than you could previously take.

(This lovely Aerolite case is my favourite for 3-5 day trips. It’s free on Easyjet and fits under the seat in front of you – perfect!)

easyjet baggage

Easyjet Baggage

What Size Luggage is Free on Easyjet?

Included for all Easyjet bookings is an under-seat case or bag.

The Easyjet baggage size allowed is 45cm x 36cm x 20cm.

This is the total size of the luggage including any wheels and handles.

This size must fit into the luggage gauge which is available before check-in and security.

It must fit in without being forced.

You cannot put this luggage in the overhead locker. However, if the plane is fully boarded and there is overhead luggage space you should be able to do this. I have done this with no issue.

Easyjet Baggage

Can I Take a Handbag as Well as Hand Luggage on An Easyjet Flight?

This is a common question so I will answer it right now.

The answer is no.

Well, it’s no you can’t take them through security or through the gate. You must only have one bag (unless you have paid for extra luggage, or a seat with extra luggage allowance).

You can take a handbag but it must fit inside your case for going through security and when going through the Easyjet boarding gate.

I use a travel document holder that has room for tickets, passports, earbuds, wired earphones, chewing gum, bank cards and cash. I simply put this in the front pocket of my underseat case and take it out when I board the plane.

That way I have everything with me during the flight without having to rummage through my suitcase. I also don’t have to worry about losing things because everything is in a little bag.

easyjet baggage plane wing

Easyjet Baggage

Easyjet Baggage Fees

As I said in the beginning the Easyjet baggage costs and fees vary.

There is no cost to take an under-seat case. This is included in every booking so there are no additional charges to pay for this luggage.

There are two ways to increase the luggage allowance;

  1. Pay an Essentials Fare instead of a standard fare
  2. Pay to add luggage to your booking

The costs of each of these options vary depending on the flight you are taking.

Below is a table which compares 4 Easyjet flights flying to 4 different destinations on the same day. As you can see from the table below the prices for seat reservations and luggage vary.

It can be tricky to work out the best deal!

Inverness to London GatwickLondon Gatwick to AlicanteLondon Gatwick to AntalyaLondon Gatwick to Prague
Standard Fare Cost24.9940.9934.99176.99
Flexi Fare Cost
Includes:
Cabin bag 56x45x25cm
Underseat bag 45x36x20cm
23kg Hold Luggage
Upfront Seat
Dedicated bag drop
Speedy Boarding
Fast Track Security
Free route changes
Free date changes
Onboard meal deal
3 hours Gateway Lounge at North Terminal London Gatwick
137.99144.99141.99263.99
Standard Plus Extra Cost
Includes:
Upfront Seat
Speedy Boarding
Cabin Bag 56x45x25cm
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
56.4840.9842.9842.98
Essentials Extra Cost
Includes:
23kg hold bag
Standard Seat
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
37.4844.4849.4853.48
Extra Legroom Seat
Row 1
Includes:
Cabin bag 56x45x25cm
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
43.9922.9927.4923.49
Upfront Seats
Rows 2-5
Includes:
Cabin bag 56x45x25cm
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
32.9916.9916.9916.99
Standards Seats
Rows 6-9
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
8.999.999.9911.99
Extra Legroom Seats
Rows 10 & 11
Includes:
Cabin bag 56x45x25cm
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
28.9916.9917.4915.49
Standard Seats
Rows 12-26
Underseat Bag 45x36x20cm
6.996.996.998.49
Cabin Bag 56x45x25cm23.4923.9925.9925.99
15kg Hold Bag23.4928.9932.9928.49
23kg Hold Bag28.4934.4939.4941.49
26kg Hold Bag34.4940.4945.4947.49
29kg Hold Bag40.4946.4951.4953.49
32kg Hold Bag46.4952.4957.4959.49
Easyjet Baggage Costs Table

Easyjet Baggage

Easyjet Cheapest Luggage Options

As you can see from the table above the costs vary from flight to flight.

It’s important to remember that every booking on an Easyjet flight includes an under-seat case. So this is included no matter what other luggage you add.

Below is an individual comparison for a flight from Inverness to London Gatwick to show you the cost differences for an actual flight.

Easyjet Baggage

Baggage Cost Comparison – Inverness to London Gatwick

For this

Luggage Size/WeightCost
45cm x 36cm x 20cm Underseat CaseIncluded with all fares
56cm x 45cm x 25cm Overhead cabin bag
45cm x 36cm x 20cm Underseat case
Extra £23.49
Cheapest to add as extra bag
23kg Hold Luggage
45cm x 36cm x 20cm Underseat case
Extra £23.49
Cheapest to add as extra bag
23kg Hold Luggage
56cm x 45cm x 25cm Overhead locker case
45cm x 36cm x 20cm Underseat case
Extra £46.98
Cheapest to add as extra bag
Easyjet Baggage Cost Comparison Table for Inverness to Gatwick Flight
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Easyjet Baggage Allowance

Easyjet Plus Members

If you are an EasyjetPlus member you can select any seat on the plane without paying a seat reservation fee because this is included in your membership.

If you are flying regularly and are choosing extra legroom or upfront seats this can add up to quite a saving.

EasyjetPlus members are able to take an overhead locker-sized bag as well. If there is space this will be accommodated on board or it will be checked in for free. Members in standard seats will need to check this with gate staff.

easyjet baggage luggage options

Easyjet Baggage

Easyjet Essentials Bundle

When you book your flight you can choose between paying for things individually or binding things together.

If things like speedy boarding, dedicated bag drop, upfront seats, fast track security and hold luggage are important this might be worth considering.

There are 3 fare bundles;

Essentials – this includes a standard seat selection, 23kg hold luggage and one underseat cabin bag.

Standard Plus includes seating in rows 2-5, speedy boarding, dedicated bag drop, one underseat bag and an overhead cabin bag. (This option will only appear during the booking process if there is seating available in rows 2-5)

Flexi includes an upfront or standard seat, or an extra legroom seat discount, 23kg luggage, overhead cabin bag and underseat cabin bag, speedy boarding, dedicated bag drop, fast track security, free flight date and route changes within 1 day of flight (subject to some restrictions), onboard Bistro voucher, up to 3 hours lounge access at The Gateway Lounge, London Gatwick.

easyjet baggage plane in air

Easyjet Baggage – Conclusion

  • All seats, in whichever row on Easyjet, include the same luggage allowance – a 45x36x20cm case that must fit under the seat in front of you
  • For standard flight bookings, it is generally cheaper just to add on extra cabin bags or hold luggage at the time of booking.
  • If you are adding an extra cabin bag to your booking you will also qualify for speedy boarding.
  • Adding luggage after the booking is made is always more expensive.
  • Flexi fares are a lot more expensive so are only worth it if you are going to benefit from all the extras.

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13. Easyjet Baggage FAQs

u003cstrongu003eWhen does the Easyjet Baggage drop open?u003c/strongu003e

Easyjet Baggage drop opens two hours before the flight. Generally, they won’t accept bags before that time which can sometimes be tricky if you are transferring from another flight.

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Baggage drop closes 40 minutes before the flight departure time.

u003cstrongu003eCan You Add Luggage to Easyjet After Booking?u003c/strongu003e

Absolutely. Just go to Manage Bookings, select your flight and add luggage. Remember to print or download another boarding pass.

u003cstrongu003eWhat Are Easyjet Baggage Charges?u003c/strongu003e

The charges depend on what seat you are in, whether you are an Easyjet Plus member and what size bags you want to take. A 45x36x20 bag is free.

u003cstrongu003eHow Strict is Easyjet with Hand Luggage?u003c/strongu003e

Generally, they are pretty strict. They have gauges before check-in and at the gate to check the size of hand luggage bags.

u003cstrongu003eHow Much is Extra Legroom on Easyjet?u003c/strongu003e

There are 3 rows of seating that offer extra legroom on Easyjet, Rows 1, 10 and 11. As you can see from the table above the prices vary depending on the flight you have booked. For the flight selection above the price for extra legroom seats in Row 1 ranged from £23.49 to £43.99

How much is a 23kg bag on Easyjet?

As you can see from the post above the price varies depending on your flight and what fare you have booked. 23kg hold luggage is included in an Easyjet essentials fare.

easyjet baggage underseat soft case

Other Articles You Might Like

If you have found this Easyjet baggage guide useful check out my 9 Packing Hacks to help you travel lighter and smarter.

If you want to double-check the details go directly to the Easyjet Luggage page here.

Check out my review of a 45x36x20 cabin bag with wheels, handle and backpack straps

Read my review of an Easyjet cabin bag that fits under the seat with wheels and a long handle

Check out more travel gear recommendations on my Travel Essentials page

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