Easyjet - what are hold bags?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 26, 2008 5:17 AM Last Post By: scaryant
Aug 20, 2007 1:06 PM
Easyjet - what are hold bags?Hi,
I would like to know what are hold bags? I was trying to book an Easyjet flight to London and saw this hold bags thing, where I need to pay 2 pounds for each bag. Is it checked-in luggage? So Easyjet allows 20kg of checked-in luggage in the ticket price, but you will need to pay an additional 2 pounds per piece of hold bag that you intend to check in?
Aug 20, 2007 1:12 PM
1See here, however in short;
"1. one standard piece of hand baggage to maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm, and
2. Up to 8 pieces of checked-in hold baggage (each bag charged at £2 online or £5 at the airport) to a maximum combined weight of 20kg. A fee per kilo for excess weight is charged at the airport prior to departure"
Aug 20, 2007 1:40 PM
Aug 20, 2007 2:02 PM
3Correct. The change was only recently brought to light in the media this month, someone posted it a few weeks ago on TT. But according to the article however the change was to take effect on Oct 1... so you may not have to pay? I'll guess you'll find out when you book.
EJ is still cheaper than Ryan Air though and the baggage limit is 5 kg higher with EJ as well! ; )
Aug 20, 2007 2:40 PM
Aug 20, 2007 3:40 PM
Aug 20, 2007 5:03 PM
Aug 21, 2007 8:29 PM
Aug 21, 2007 9:38 PM
8This applies to all UK airports:
Each passenger is restricted to carrying only one item of cabin baggage through the airport search point with a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage.
So regardless of Easyjet, you won't get the second bag to the plane unless you put it inside the first one. Security are strict.
Aug 21, 2007 10:00 PM
Mar 22, 2008 6:35 AM
Mar 22, 2008 9:31 AM
11#8's advice is slightly out of date- the one bag rule no longer applies to most UK airports. Check the airport websites for details of what rules they have, and note that some airLINES may still impose the one bag rule.
A notable exception is Gatwick which still imposes the one bag rule.
#10, I expect you will be fine, but that does depend to an extent on the mood of the person you deal with on the day. I would risk it.
Mar 26, 2008 5:17 AM
12#10 I don't think it will be a problem, firstly because the size is marginally different and secondly because they are actually really referring to the volume of the bag not the actual physical dimensions. This is true for almost all airlines, I can't see why EasyJet would be different - plus it makes little sense.
Unfortunately they don't really make that clear on the web site, but on other web sites like on BA and Virgin they do - on BA they say add up the dimensions to determine if your bag is too large or not, in this case the allowable size is 55+40+20=115 your bag is 113 so it's actually smaller - you'll be ok I think.
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