Easyjet Baggage Changes – Feb 2021 All You Need to Know

Want to know about Easyjet baggage rules?

They all changed in early 2021.

Here is everything you need to know about what you can take and what it will cost.

Easyjet Baggage Changes – What Changed?

From the 10th of February 20201 Easyjet changed it’s luggage policy so that the amount of luggage and what size it is depends on your ticket.

Whatever type of ticket you have booked you will be able to bring one 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 infront of you – not in the overhead lockers.

As such this luggage is smaller than the previously allowed luggage which could be stowed in the locker.

Don’t Have a Easyjet Baggage Panic

I have travelled with underseat luggage for some time and it is fine. I actually prefer it because it makes boarding less stressful – there is no panicking about trying to get onboard early to find overhead locker space.

It also means your luggage is located close to you rather than being located in a locker away from your seat because that is the only place where there is space.

Underseat luggage also means that your luggage is to hand if you need anything rather than having to wait for the seatbelt sign to go off (it can take a bit of jiggling to get your case out from under the seat though!).

Easyjet Baggage – How Can You Manage?

As you may have heard previously size isn’t everything!

The same applies to Easyjet luggage. Although the new case size is smaller if you are clever about packing it is still plenty enough luggage for around a 5 day trip.

If you need some help then check out my 9 Packing Hacks article to help you pack just what you need for a trip and even have space for returning with shopping and souvenirs.

Easyjet Baggage with Upfront or Extra Legroom Seats

Customers who book these seats can take an extra onboard large cabin bag size 56cm x 45cm x 25cm which again has to include all wheels and handles.

This case can be stored in the overhead locker.

Given the amount of upfront and extra legroom seats it is unlikely that all the luggage can be accommodated in the locker directly over the seats.

This is more likely to be the case given that all these passengers will likely be bringing extra luggage because that is probably why they have booked these seats.

Easyjet Baggage Sizes – The Updated Rules

Everyone gets underseat luggage. Total outside size 45cm (17″) x 36cm (14″) x 20cm (7.5″)

Upfront, extra legroom seats plus Easyjetplus members also get overhead cabin luggage. Total outside size 56cm (22″)x 45cm (17″) x 25cm (9.5″)

Note: I have rounded inches down a little bit to be on the safe side as far as sizing goes.

Row by Row Seat Reservations and Easyjet Baggage Policy

Easyjet Baggage – Row 1

  • This is classed as an extra legroom seat.
  • You are entitled to two carry on bags.
  • 1 x underseat size and 1 x overhead locker size.
  • You also get speedy boarding and can use the dedicated check in desk if you are paying and checking in any luggage.
  • Cost to book – £18.49 per person

Easyjet Baggage – Rows 2 – 6

  • These are classed as upfront seats.
  • You are entitled to two carry on bags.
  • 1 x underseat size and 1 x overhead locker size.
  • You also get speeding boarding and can use the dedicated check in desk if you are paying and checking in any luggage.
  • Cost to book – £15.49 per person.

Easyjet Baggage – Rows 7 – 11

  • These are standard seats.
  • You are entitled to one carry on bag.
  • 1 x underseat size.
  • Cost to book – £8.99 per person

Easyjet Baggage – Rows 12 & 13

  • These are classed as extra legroom seats.
  • You are entitled to two carry on bags.
  • 1 x underseat size and 1 x overhead locker size.
  • You also get speeding boarding and can use the dedicated check in desk if you are paying and checking in any luggage.
  • Cost to book – £16.49 per person

Easyjet Baggage – Rows 14 – 31

  • These are classed as standard seats.
  • You are entitled to one carry on bag.
  • 1 x underseat size.
  • Cost to book – £6.99 per person
  • If you do not select a seat when booking your flight you will be automatically allocated a standard seat somewhere on the plane, not necessarily with any other people travelling on the same flight as you.

EasyjetPlus Members and Easyjet Baggage

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, especially given the changes in the baggage policy which means you would now have to pay for any overhead cabin sized luggage to go on a flight, either by selecting a seat that includes extra luggage or by adding it as hold luggage.

As an EasyjetPlus member you can select a standard seat to travel in. Under the new rules this would mean you could only take one underseat case.

However, 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.

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Easyjet Baggage Underseat Options

Here are some baggage options that meet the size criteria for Easyjet’s underseat luggage policy.

Underseat Over Shoulder Bag

This luggage will fit Easyjet underseat because it fits Ryanair which is slightly smaller.

It is 40cm x 20cm x 25cm so is well within the requirements.

It’s also one of the cheaper options at just £14.99

Underseat Backpack Option

This backpack might be a good option if you want to be hands free when you get to your destination.

Again it fits the Ryanair underseat policy and is 40cm x 20cm x 25cm so it within the measurements.

At £19.95 it’s a great price too.

Further Reading;

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 Easyjet Luggage page here.

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